Category: Web Development

From ZURB:

Holiday season has arrived and that usually means one thing’ more gifts than you can shake a handlebar mustache at! The Foundation team, Yetinauts, and a whole lotta contributors have been hard at work on a huge update to Foundation that is stuffed to the brim with new goodies you’re going to go nuts for. The best part? It’s available for you to download today, whether you’ve been naughty or nice. You don’t need to shake the box, we’ll tell you exactly what’s inside:

Visit their post for all of the details. I’ll be updating my sites and the Retro theme to use it soon.

Say hello to Retro, a modern take on a classic WordPress theme.

Retro

For those of you who have been in the WordPress world a while, Retro should look familiar. It’s look is heavily borrowed from Kubrick, which was the default WordPress theme from 2006-2010.

Kubrick has always been one of my favorite themes, and back when this site was soupnazi.org, it ran a modified version of it for a long time. So, when I sat down a month ago or so to build a new theme, I decided to recreate it and bring it up-to-date. This site is running a child theme of Retro right now.

You can learn more about Retro, see a demo, follow development, and download the theme over at the Retro theme page.

I just switched to a new theme that I built. I wrote a long post earlier this week covering my thought process behind it and some features that I added, and then… I lost the post.

It wasn’t WordPress’ fault, I wrote it in markdown in Textastic on my iPad and thought I saved it to iCloud. It turns out I didn’t–I saved it locally. And of course that was when the iOS 10 GM was released and when I did a clean install, I lost the post.

Anyway, I’ll write up another post about the new theme in the near future. I’ll also be releasing the theme for download, so keep an eye out for the post. Now would be a good time to subscribe to my posts :)

As always, please let me know if you run into any problems.

From hueniverse:

A decade later, I’m the founder of a scrappy startup trying to reinvent web conversations. We have limited resources and a staff of almost 3, struggling to tame this fucking web. It is amazing how hard it still is to build innovative, quality web experiences. It is very much possible – there are plenty of amazing web developers building mind blowing experiences. The problem is, I can’t afford to hire them, especially since a big chunk of them work for Google and Facebook.

From CSS Tricks:

The purpose of a sticky footer is that it “sticks” to the bottom of the browser window. But not always, if there is enough content on the page to push the footer lower, it still does that. But if the content on the page is short, a sticky footer will still hang to the bottom of the browser window.

On this site, I’m using the table-row method mentioned in the comments, but have been considering switching to using flexbox instead.

Note: I struggled with making this work for a while, so I’m mostly posting this as a reminder to myself for the next time I need to do it.

If you’re running WordPress Multisite with a self-signed SSL certificate–such as on a local development site–you’ve likely seen an SSL error when trying to upgrade your network after a WordPress upgrade. In order to work around this, create a file in your wp-content/mu-plugins directory1–I called mine network_upgrade_fix.php— and put the following in it:


Save the file and run the network upgrade again and it should work.


  1. You may have to create this directory if it doesn’t exist already.