20 Best Commercial WordPress Theme Shops

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Switching Your Site to HTTPS on a Shoestring Budget

Google’s Search Console team recently sent out an email to site owners with a warning that Google Chrome will take steps starting this October to identify and show warnings on non-secure sites that have form inputs.

Here’s the notice that landed in my inbox:

The notice from the Google Search Console team regarding HTTPS support

If your site URL does not support HTTPS, then this notice directly affects you. Even if your site does not have forms, moving over to …


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Custom Elements Everywhere

Custom Elements Everywhere is a site created by Rob Dodson. It displays the results of a set of tests that check JS frameworks that use Custom Elements and Shadow DOM for interoperability issues.

It could look like a report card at first glance, but the description at the top of the site nicely sums up the goal of comparing frameworks:

This project runs a suite of tests against each framework to identify interoperability issues, and highlight potential fixes already …


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When Design Becomes Part of the Code Workflow

I recently did an experiment where I created the same vector illustration in three different applications, exported the illustration as SVG in each application, then wrote a post comparing the exported code.

While I loved the banter and insights that came in the comments, I was surprised that the bulk of conversation was centered on the file size of the compiled SVG.

I wasn’t surprised because performance and SVG do not go hand-in-hand or that performance isn’t the sort of …


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Building a design system for HealthCare.gov

Sawyer Hollenshead has written up his thoughts about how he collaborated with the designers and developers on the HealthCare.gov project.

In this post, I’d like to share some of the bigger technical decisions we made while building that design system. Fortunately, a lot of smart folks have already put a lot of thought into the best approaches for building scalable, developer-friendly, and flexible design systems. This post will also shine a light on those resources we used to help steer …


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Breaking the Grid

If you thought CSS Grid solves issues where overflowed content escaping the confines of a horizontal layout, then think again. Dave Rupert writes up two ways he unintentionally broke outside the grid and how he wrangled things back into place.

As a Front-End developer nothing bothers me more than seeing an unexpected horizontal scrollbar on a website. While building out a checkout layout with CSS Grid I was surprised to find something mysterious was breaking the container. I thought Grid …


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Working with Schemas in WordPress

I polled a group of WordPress developers about schemas the other day and was surprised by the results. Even though almost all of them had heard of schemas and were aware of the potential benefits they provide, very few of them were actually using them on a project.

If you’re unfamiliar with schemas, they are HTML attributes that help search engines understand the content structure and know how to display it correctly in search engine results. We’ve all worked on …


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For the love of God, please tell me what your company does

Kasper Kubica goes on a humorous rant about the way companies describe themselves on their websites:

More and more often, upon discovering a new company or product, I visit their website hoping to find out what it is they do, but instead get fed a mash of buzzwords about their “team” and “values”. And this isn’t a side dish — this is the main entrée of these sites, with a coherent explanation of the company’s products or services rarely occupying …


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So You Want To Be a Senior Developer?

Let me start with a classic caveat: I cannot bestow upon you the title of senior developer. I have no special insight into how companies these days are hiring and promoting people to senior developer roles.

What I can tell you is what qualities I think would make for a heck of a senior developer. I can tell you how I think about the distinction between senior developers and those who aren’t quite there yet. Should I, one day, be …


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