In my first of two rather self-indulgent blog posts this week — one here (look for it tomorrow) and one on RP3 Agency’s “Magnetisms” blog — I talk about how much I love the WordPress community.
Matt Marquis, chair of the Responsive Images Community Group, asked on Twitter:
Anyone know whether
picture/Picturefill support is officially in the works for WordPress? Could swear I saw something about that once.
There’s no official, native support for the
<picture> element (or its polyfill) in WordPress, and the Picturefill.js script is not included in the WordPress distribution (like jQuery is), but you can use both the
<picture> element along with Picturefill.js in your WordPress theme today, if you’re not afraid of a little custom theming. We’ll follow the instructions for using Picturefill.js by Scott Jehl for our actual
<picture> element markup.
My latest contribution to the RP3 Agency blog, musing on the future of new-fangled top level domains. Co-written with Chief Creative Technologist Kurt Roberts and Director of Strategic Planning Omar Quiñones.
Social media gurus (insert the level of snark you wish) will tell you that “hashtags are all the rage” and “retweet everything so people know what you believe in.”
They’ll also tell you that the kindest thing you can do to the lovely people who have taken the time and effort to find your site is to trap you there with links that only open external windows and tabs.
But why? I ask. What rationale, other than vanity, is suitable to compel visitors to never “leave” your website?
Shop Talk Show
My newest meetup addiction has been Sassy DC. Welch and Una run an excellent monthly meetup where we get to talk about all things Sass. They’ve been kind enough to invite me to talk at an upcoming meetup, so on May 7 I’ll be presenting about Sass data types and control structures. If you’re in D.C., and want to learn about some of the things that make Sass more like a real programming language (such as looping through arrays and the like), come on out! Details to come.