WordPress, Responsive Images, and Dynamic Image Sizes

This is an addendum to my article WordPress Image Handling in a Responsive Images World. If you haven’t done so already you should read it to get the background. Responsive Images in WordPress Core opens up a previously unattainable opportunity for the application to allow theme (and plugin) designers and developers to take control over image…

WordPress Image Handling in a Responsive Images World

Note to the reader: This post falls under the umbrella “Morten thinking out loud”. You have been warned. This is the first of a 2-part article. Be sure to read the 2nd part WordPress, Responsive Images, and Dynamic Image Sizes once you’re done. Consider the image above. Depending on your screen resolution and size, the image…

Designing Informational User Experiences: My WordCamp Miami talk

Above is the video of my talk at WordCamp Miami 2015. Below are the slides in an un-squished format, and below that are all the links. All the data in the talk is based on source material and research. Links to all relevant information (including Tweets, photos, stats, and tools) are provided below. Superhero Cheeskake…

It is time to rename the “Happiness Bar”

tldr: The “Happiness Bar” needs a new name. I’ll start the brain storming here: Help Desk Help Bar Admin Bar WordPress Help Q&A Desk Support Desk Support Bar Service Bar Oracle Bar I’ve been a volunteer at the Happiness Bar of close to 10 WordCamps in the last 5 years. The experience of interacting with…

robots.txt might be ruining your Mobile-Friendly Ranking with Google

Sometimes our computers try a little too hard to help us and end up hurting us instead. In Norwegian we call it a “Bear’s Favor”. Such may be the case with your robots.txt file and Google’s upcoming Mobile-Friendly Ranking. Test your site If  you haven’t done so already, head over to Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test page…

Plugins, Automatic Updates, and the Average WordPress User

The fallout over the automatic update of Yoast’s WordPress SEO plugin shows the WordPress community is suffering from a severe case of Developer Goggles. Background Yesterday (March 11th, 2015) Joost de Valk released a security update to the popular WordPress SEO plugin, currently running on over 1 million WordPress sites around the world. The release came after a…