Microsoft is officially unveiling the name for the next release of Windows today: Windows 10. While the software maker had referred to Windows 10 as codename Windows Threshold internally, today’s official naming puts any rumors of Windows, Windows TH, Windows X, Windows One, and even Windows 9 to bed.
Small edit to PushPlugin.m to work with iOS8’s new code for registering for remote notifications. Added in conditional code to tell the compiler which piece of code to use for iOS7 and iOS8 so that it is backwards compatible, tested on iOS8 and iOS7 successfully.
The pizza cake started off as a thought-experiment, entered into a competition — but now it is a reality that you can prepare at home (but probably shouldn’t). (via Neatorama)
You may have noticed the blog post Jamie published last week concerning placing ads on a blog, ” How to add an advertisement when viewing your posts using the visual editor.” Jamie’s post and this one came about from a conversation I had with a potential customer in a sales email I received.
This morning, I heard from a young designer who is looking for her first design job in San Francisco. She’s truly talented and she has a strong portfolio, so she is interviewing at over a dozen companies in Silicon Valley. Yesterday, two separate companies asked her to do quick take-home demo projects to show her design thinking and her abilities.
This one’s for you, kid.
If you write original content day in and day out, you already are aware of the fact that your posts will end up on bunch of SPAM sites within a few days sometimes even few minutes. Some users even noted that the site with stolen content outranked the original post.
The creator of Aesop Story Engine, Nick Haskins, wants to know if there is any interest in a WordPress plugin that would provide a project status page. After browsing the WordPress plugin directory and coming up empty, Haskins is developing his own solution in the form of a plugin.
Jeffrey Zeldman. The godfather of web standards, the guy who first got me hooked on CSS and HTML, and who introduced me to WordPress. Zeldman. 10 years later? Zeldman.com uses a theme I helped make for WordPress. Mind. F’ing. Blown. I love my job. Thank you, Jeffrey, for getting me started and for continuing to…
A GOOD CONFERENCE is a designed experience. I don’t mean a visually over-designed brandgasm. I mean an educational and emotionally considered narrative. To me, the ideal conference offers a single track, so that all attendees (and all speakers) share the same intense experience over one or more days.
Spotify is a digital music service that gives you access to millions of songs.
If you’ve been looking forward to Windows 9, the OS that will fix what Windows 8 got wrong, you’re in for a surprise: There will be no Windows 9. Instead, Microsoft announced it will proceed directly to Windows 10. “The Windows 9 internal beta was a phenomenal success,” said Microsoft PR rep Cheryl Tunt.
Gravity Forms PayPal Payments Standard Add-On v2.1 is now available via automatic update and the Add-On downloads page. As with all WordPress updates we recommend users update as soon as possible. It is important to always keep WordPress, plugins and themes up to date as a matter of best practice.
With WordPress 4.0 released, it’s time to once again look to the future, WordPress 4.1. Over the weekend, Andrew Nacin announced our new release lead for 4.1, Jack Blackbourn, and a couple of guest committers that are coming along for the ride.
On Sunday at WordCamp Europe I got a question about how companies contribute back to WordPress, how they’re doing, and what companies should do more of. First on the state of things: there are more companies genuinely and altruistically contributing to growing WordPress than ever before.
Rebranding an established and successful business? Why would you do that? For some, the risk of changing the name of something people have grown to know and love is too big. For others, the risk of being boxed into something they no longer feel much affinity for is even bigger.
Brad Williams founder of WebDevStudios joins us to give us a behind the scenes look at this fast growing WordPress agency. He’s also a fellow WordPress media man and hosts The Dradcast another WordPress podcast. (It’s great, just don’t tell him I said so.)
The original Smartwatch. SMS, Caller ID and now status updates on your wrist!
Karen K. Ho is the young Toronto hack who almost but not quite committed actionable defamation against me. Through no fault of her own, she got shitcanned by Torstar when it shut down its doomed-from-the-start Mississauga business “vertical.” We’ve never met, and she’s too much of a coward to take up my standing offer for haters.
Create coupons for WooCommerce with your Gravity Forms submissions and minimal configuration. Offering a coupon is a great way to incentivize users to fill out any form. Want to provide a compelling incentive for visitors to sign up for your newsletter? Offer them a coupon code for a small discount at your shop.
It’s finally happening: eBay is officially spinning PayPal off as a separate company. And it comes at a crucial time, just as the budding mobile-payments industry-which many see as the future of payments and commerce-is getting interesting. While PayPal has very done well for itself-payment volume grew 29% from a year earlier in the June quarter to $55…
Helen Hou-Sandí on the “We love women!” remark over the weekend: At WordCamp Europe, Matt Mullenweg got a question about the role of women in the WordPress community. Before he could answer, somebody shouted from the audience: “We love women!”
If you’re implementing responsive images (different images in HTML for different situations) and all you are doing is switching between different versions of the same image (the vast majority of usage), all you need is the srcset attribute on the .
Automattic is a distributed company – we all work from wherever we are. Right now, “where we are” is 197 cities around the world: New Orleans, USA. Montevideo, Uruguay. Tokyo, Japan. Vilnius, Lithuania. Once a year, we get together somewhere in the world to meet, work alongside, learn from, and laugh with one another in an exhilarating, exhausting week called the Grand Meetup.
The Prestige Conference is taking place in Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota from Friday, October 3rd to Saturday; October 4th. This conference is unlike any other! They have sought out the BEST speakers in the WordPress Community to speak on topics related to the economics of WordPress, with the target audience being entrepreneurs in the WordPress industry.
This weekend, 950 WordPress professionals and enthusiasts from all over the world descended upon Sofia, Bulgaria to participate in Europe’s largest WordCamp to date. WordCampers arrived excited to soak up new information and connect with others in the European community. Sofia’s graffiti-lined streets are peppered with leftovers of communist architecture, contrasting the Neo-Bohemian culture that energizes the city.
Mobile is a difficult, unpredictable beast, that’s why Smashing Magazine has published “The Mobile Web Handbook”, written by Peter-Paul Koch. Available in print and as an eBook. Order today!
An important best practice when coding a WordPress theme or plugin is correct prefixing. In this post, we’ll look at: Why prefixing is needed in PHP. Why prefixing is needed in WordPress specifically. How to prefix properly in your code. Prefixing in PHP Programming uses the concept of namespaces.
We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork. And as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one- desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd.
Display a meta box when viewing a media item in the admin that display all generated images sizes.
Ben Gillbanks, the co-author of TimThumb, says I No Longer Use TimThumb — Here’s What I do Instead.
I have received a lot of messages and questions in the past few days, I just wanted to say that I’m trying my best to answer each and everyone that is possible to answer to. I have also received tons of requests, I want you to know that I have seen most of them and I’m considering making a bunch of those.
Something strange is happening to me as I get older: Some of the stuff I cook actually tastes GOOD. So, I’m trying out a new Recipe plugin around here so I don’t lose some of the recipes I actually like. I thought I’d start with this Texas Roadhouse Rolls copycat recipe from last year.
Lost’s Damon Lindelof loves a good puzzle. And there’s something about Disney XD’s Phineas and Ferb, a show he enjoys watching with his young son, that satisfies his craving for a good character-rich twist.
For some people, apparently it’s not enough to see Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus abused on YouTube. They’ve got to experience the “thrill” of mustering every last bit of their strength to bend Apple’s 5.5-inch phablet firsthand.
Bendgate just won’t go away. A week after reports of iPhone 6 Plus devices being a little too flexible went viral, the durability of Apple’s biggest smartphone is still a growing topic of conversation.
Marie Harf’s defense on ISIS: “They moved more quickly than anyone could have imagined.” Including ISIS, she says.
The man who jumped the White House fence this month and sprinted through the front door made it much farther into the building than previously known, overpowering one Secret Service officer and running through much of the main floor, according to three people familiar with the incident.
We’re hugely privileged to have one of the top WordPress hosting companies sponsoring #woooconf at the Brown Belt level. When it comes to WordPress hosting you can count on WPEngine for fast, reliable and secure hosting, trusted by tens of thousands of websites. Businesses large and small rely on WP Engine’s exceptional customer service team …
Customers who host sites with GoDaddy or Media Temple will see a new WordPress resource in their control panel. Thanks to a strategic partnership with WP101, GoDaddy and Media Temple customers can watch a 20-part WordPress 101 video tutorial series, directly within the WordPress dashboard.
The United States has launched a huge number of drone strikes under President Obama. It’s widely accepted and extremely terrifying. Connect with Last Week Tonight online…
I’ll be hosting a chat for Build and Test tools on . The goal will be to triage and discuss the existing tickets along with identifying enhancements, new initiatives, and other improvements. Please comment below if you have any suggested build/test improvements that are not currently in a ticket.
Last week, we launched a new vertical for politics at the Times: First Draft. First Draft is a morning newsletter/politics briefing and a web destination that is updated throughout the day by repor…
On Saturday, Benjamin Hollway, a 16 year old front-end developer, wrote a post about his recent experiences attending industry events. He’s been coding since he was eight, and earlier this year he was shortlisted for Netmag’s Emerging Talent category.
A dependency manager is one of those magical tools, like a smartphone, that most people (myself included) didn’t know they needed until they tried it, but once they did, they were hooked.
Employees at Amsterdam design studio Heldergroen won’t be putting in much overtime. Not in the office, at any rate. That’s because every day at 6 p.m., their desks, tables and other work surfaces, with their computers attached, are hauled up to the ceiling by steel cables normally used to move heavy props in theatrical productions.