Another cool thing about having built my personal site on Laravel, and Eloquent? WordPress is no more than the back end: a means to input data. I could pretty easily swap it out with a custom CMS.
‘Wow, fancy that. Web ad giant Google to block ad-blockers in Chrome’ https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/22/google_chrome_browser_ad_content_block_change/
Wow, fancy that. Web ad giant Google to block ad-blockers in Chrome. For safety, apparently
‘Quitting the EU won’t solve our problems, says Boris Johnson’ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10052646/Quitting-the-EU-wont-solve-our-problems-says-Boris-Johnson.html
Quitting the EU won't solve our problems, says Boris Johnson
Gonna make my ‘notes’ into a Custom Post Type, rather than rely on Post Formats. Clear up those WP Admin screens a bit. And pull toots off Mastodon instead of the other way around. (I prefer writing in Tusky, on mobile.)
‘How WordPress Knows What Page You’re On’ is a pretty cool write-up of WordPress’s routing system. (Other server-side frameworks and CMSes, at least in theory, work much the same way.) https://journal.rmccue.io/400/how-wordpress-knows-what-page-youre-on/
How WordPress Knows What Page You’re On – Pre-Thought Listen
My absolute top 3 in web design: Jeffrey Zeldman, Jeremy Keith and Ethan Marcotte.
Jim Nielsen on how he’s built an accessible, resilient, and (thus) progressively enhanced website. https://blog.jim-nielsen.com/2019/building-a-progressively-enhanced-site/
Building a Progressively-Enhanced Site | Jim Nielsen’s Blog
I think I’m done with my pure-PHP ‘Carbon clone’. Found italics wouldn’t always come out 100% correct, so got rid of them. (I’ll write a little something on Dompdf’s quirks later.)
‘As the entry cost is near zero, an operator of a Mastodon server does not need to seek venture capital, which would pressure them to use large-scale monetization schemes.’ https://blog.joinmastodon.org/2018/12/why-does-decentralization-matter/
Why does decentralization matter?
‘I know the new Gutenberg editor auto-adds a big stylesheet on the front end. I’d have to disable stuff from plugins. At a certain point, disabling things became tiring. Everything on the site is now something that I personally chose to add.’ http://justintadlock.com/archives/2019/01/14/life-after-wordpress
Life after WordPress — Justin Tadlock