2020 started on a positive note for me. I blogged again after a yearlong hiatus. I guess I’d lost my web mojo in 2019. Too much Twitter can have that effect.
Sometime in February on the bus to the gym I read about the Coronavirus. I pulled my […]
My early impressions of Svelte were positive but my test drive didn’t venture far. Since then I’ve built a more substantial client website using Svelte in part. Using it in production has given me a greater understanding. I’m comparing Svelte to React because the latter has been my tool of choice for years. A few […]
If there’s one thing I’ve learnt working with WordPress it is not to fight core functionality — and especially not to reinvent it. With the Gutenberg editor that means allowing the default blocks and their default structural styles. Doing so helps maintain content compatibility across themes and plugins.
The Columns Block
The core/columns block is a good […]
In December 2018 WordPress 5.0 launched with the addition of the already divisive Gutenberg editor. Gutenberg is a radical departure from the classic WYSIWYG editor but its purpose remains the same; to provide a UI that ultimately saves a big chunk of HTML representing the page content.
Gutenberg is a React-powered UI. The core editor provides […]
Svelte is a radical new approach to building user interfaces. Whereas traditional frameworks like React and Vue do the bulk of their work in the browser, Svelte shifts that work into a compile step that happens when you build your app.
An interesting prospect. If I […]
Allow me introduce a fun project that I’ve had on the back burner for a while. A couple of weeks ago I redesigned my website, again. During ideation I collated backups and pieced together assets to recreate my old websites. Earlier versions existed before I used source control so I had to salvage parts from […]
I’m a bit late to the party but I added a dark mode toggle to my website. My new design launched this week and it defaults to light mode. The thing is, I’m not convinced the implementation in web browsers is ideal.
Dark mode is usually my software default. In macOS and Android I have it […]