“Click on the link – The lines on the screen can be bent by your mouse pointer.”
"For a long time, web designers have been forced to create within the constraints of the rectangle. Most content on the web is still trapped in simple boxes because most creative ventures into non-rectangular layout end in frustration. That is about to change with the introduction of CSS Shapes, available starting with Chrome 37.
CSS Shapes allow web designers to wrap content around custom paths, like circles, ellipses and polygons, thus breaking free from the constraints of the rectangle.
Shapes can be defined manually or they can be inferred from images."
“This is a cool effect particularly if used to make UX better and not to affix some dumb intrusive ad. Here’s the GIF I based the idea on.”
"I find it’s the simple, but useful Google Analytics reports that are often overlooked. On this occasion I will show you how to set up, and make the most of, the Entrance Paths report.
To view said report go to the Behaviour tab > Site Content > Landing Pages. On this page you’ll see the ‘Entrance Paths’ tab."
"Creating a good looking thumbnail image for any post type is one of the first ways to attract your visitors’ attention to that section of the site. Showcasing an uninteresting part of an image could deter a visitor from going anywhere near that particular post. However, when it comes to cropping an image for a thumbnail from one of your images, WordPress doesn’t always do the best job.
In fact, it rarely does, especially with full length portrait images of people. What WordPress usually does is crop the image at the centre, and whatever happens to be in the centre of your image, will appear as the thumbnail. Be it a part of the background, or the midriff of a person, WordPress doesn’t discriminate."
"WPMU DEV has come a long way since its start as a Multisite resource site back when Multisite was even called Multiuser!
These days the site is the largest WordPress premium plugin and support provider on the web, having in excess of 140 plugins, over 300,000 members and a staff of 50 people."
7. WordPress users were thrilled when widgets were added to the customizer in the 3.9 release. A better UI and real-time previews revived widgets and once again made them a joy to use. The experience was so beneficial to users that the project continues to plough ahead with customizer enhancements.
WordPress 4.0 introduced contextual controls and a new Panels API for segmenting controls into groups. It also added a wider array of controls and parameters that make it possible for the customizer to be used beyond themes and widgets.
Just when you thought you’d seen it all, core contributor Weston Ruter and the folks at X-Team have added post editing to the customizer as an experimental plugin on WordPress.org. Customize Posts brings the power of live frontend previews to WordPress posts and postmeta with the tagline: “Stop editing your posts/postmeta blind!”
“PhpStorm from JetBrains is far and and away the most favored IDE for PHP developers. In March, PhpStorm announced that the upcoming version 8 would add official support for WordPress. The official release is finally here and delivers on that promise, adding a deeper level of support for developers who work with the WordPress code base.”
"The folks at ThematoSoup are in the habit of naming their theme releases for delicious soup dishes. The team, comprised of WordPress plugin and theme developers Slobodan Manic and Dragan Nikolic, is dedicated to creating minimalist-inspired WordPress products.
‘We eat, sleep and breathe WordPress and digital clutter gives us nightmares,’ the duo expressed on their about page. The design of Pho, their latest theme, embodies this sentiment and follows in the minimalist tradition with emphasis on the content."
"Creating a custom banner for your plugin on WordPress.org will help your extension to stand out among the 33,000+ others in the plugin directory. A little bit of branding also gives the impression that the plugin isn’t just a one night stand but rather a work that you’re committed to continually update.
If your plugin is lacking a custom icon, the WordPress plugin installer will create a default icon based on a color sampling of your plugin banner. It only takes a few minutes to create a banner and now it’s easier than ever with the free WordPress Plugin Banner PSD template from Ozh."