This is my newest theme, Darchitect. It is designed to be dark. Really dark. (or quite bright if you prefer) Aesthetics Inspired by high-contrast architecture photography and technical manuals, Darchitect is a combination of artistic canvas, engineering notes, and elegant book design. The build Darchitect is a fork of Twenty Twenty-One, this year’s default WordPress… Continue reading Darchitect
Lazy loading YouTube gets a bit meta
I was recently shown the CSS Tricks article, Lazy load embedded YouTube videos, and holy heck is it clever. The gist is that it loads the HTML content inside srcdoc instead of src. In this case, the content is a link to the video. It also lazy loads the image (performance!). I went a tiny… Continue reading Lazy loading YouTube gets a bit meta
WordPress – the site builder
A bakery and a button Yesterday, I was helping fix up a site for a local bakery to better optimize it for a COVID-19 world. The site isn’t particularly old. It isn’t outdated. It has an entirely reasonable amount of plugins. Even in those optimal circumstances, adding an eye-catching “Order online” link to the sidebar… Continue reading WordPress – the site builder
Mega blog merge!
For my own sanity, I decided to merge a two of my blogs into this one. I made sure every post on each blog I imported came with its own category. I first imported nomad.codes. It is a site I used to show off travel and adventure-related photos. You can peruse the category #adventure if… Continue reading Mega blog merge!
Gutenberg ships Thursday! Why wait?
I opened my Twitter feed this morning to find an overwhelming sense of panic with the announcement that WordPress 5.0 ships on Thursday. I just want to remind you that this is the most thoroughly tested release in WordPress history and very likely the most tested release in any Open Source project. Is it perfect?… Continue reading Gutenberg ships Thursday! Why wait?
Gutenberg & Jetpack
I’m excited to finally release the work my team has been hard at work on for the last few months in Jetpack 6.8. This release is special because we are introducing Jetpack blocks for the new editor. Some of the blocks should be familiar to longtime Jetpack users and we’re even introducing a shiny new… Continue reading Gutenberg & Jetpack
When I was looking into nifty Raspberry Pi projects, I stumbled across the PirateBox project. The website describes it well: PirateBox is a DIY anonymous offline file-sharing and communications system built with free software and inexpensive off-the-shelf hardware. In other words, it’s a bit of preconfigured software you can run on a Raspberry Pi that lets folks chat,… Continue reading PirateBox