In a post Defining Content – Block Areas by Automattic Engineer Matias Ventura recently outlined next phase of Gutenberg development. In the post Matias discussed about Gutenberg development beyond content area into full page editing phase.
The announcement of second phase of Gutenberg development has been both excitement (for end users) and worst fear (for developers & agencies). For agencies & developers, it could be The End of WordPress Themes is in Sight, threatening their main source of income & livelihood. For end users and other hobbyist, it is a rebirth of creativity which had become out of reach for them due to technological barriers and obstacles created by profit oriented WordPress developers/ agencies.
The WordPress Developer team announced yesterday that WordPress 5.3 will include a new default theme: Twenty Twenty. The development of Twenty Twenty theme is lead by WordPress community’s much admired developer Anders Noren. Its initial announcement was received by the WordPress community with excitement and well deserved praise for Andres’s Twenty Twenty development lead role. […]
Almost a year before, Gutenberg block editor was merged into the WordPress core in the mist of controversies. In spite of very loud & vocal opposition from agency associated developer community members, it has been well received most user community. Since change is always uneasy for most of us, its especially difficult when the product […]
This week I attended WordCamp Minneapolis 2019 at the University of Minnesota campus. Even being nearby because of my odd work schedules & other priorities, I was unable to attend previous years. This was my first WordCamp attendance and I found it well organized, with good food, hospitable volunteers. I was interested to attend WooCommerce […]
The WordPress theme reviewer team member Carolina Nymark has created a WordPress Block Styles site and GitHub repository dedicated to WordPress Block styling. The site also contains block styling tutorials for beginners, block style library, block list and external resources.
Its another milestone for the WordPress and its community. It turned Sixteen years to-day (May 27). Its brief history and my journey to the WordPress have been posted in my previous year’s post. Sixteen years later, the software is available in more than 200 languages and is now used by 33.9% of the top ten […]
The CSS Subgrid features of CSS grid have finally implemented in Firefox. The CSS Grid diva Rachel Andrew has an post A design pattern solved by subgrid in her blog. Some interesting resources with documentation include: Subgrid | MDN Web Doc . Very thorough documentation with subgrid for rows, subgrid for column, gap properties, nested […]
To-day World Wide Web (www) turned 30. On its 30th birthday its creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee has a message “30 years on, what’s next #ForTheWeb?“. It was 30-years ago on this day, Sir Tim Berners-Lee created what we know to-day as internet or www. Since its original proposal for an information management system, internet is used by half of the world population.
The Firefox’s new Flexbox Inspector tool designed by Firefox’s DevTools design team is arriving with FireFox 65. This together with CSS Grid Inspector will greatly facilitate web layout design using CSS Grid and/or Flexbox. MDN Documents has created excellent guides for CSS Grid Layout and CSS Flexible Box Layout.
Victoria Wang, a UX designer and Firefox DevTools team member at Mozilla, has an excellent behind the screen post on Designing the Flexbox Inspector, a must read for Firefox Devtools users.
The year 2018 is coming to end. The new year 2019 is beginning. The time has arrived to write 2018 year end post, a tradition that I started couple of years ago to reflect on my year. Here are links to my 2016 and 2017 year-end posts. Just like in previous years, in this 2018 […]