Modern CSS, HTML Keeps Moving Forward.

As we all know, the only constant in life is change, and the world of HTML, CSS and JS is moving along very nicely. Illustrating this, we have many great web sites now that operate so well they work like apps. (the prime example here is ) but we still have to consider the issue of older browser support. Old browsers, especially the old Internet Explorer browsers, remain an anchor around the neck of site development. 1

Do we still care about IE8, 7 and 6? I feel it’s becoming more okay to ignore them now, but IE8 support is still a bit of a should-I-or-should-I-not case.

A new post by Alexander over at takes us through a quick overview of how to add the basic support for some of the modern CSS, HTML in WordPress.

We may not solve the old browser issue any time soon. We can make things a little more sane with the javascript solutions respond.js, selectivizr.js, and html5shiv.js. Bringing these to WordPress will go along way to keeping our potential readers reading WordPress sites with all the media queries and responsive designs.

  1. especially on corporate campuses, it seems

WordPress Development Made a Little Easier

Found this article and decided to give it a go.

Wow, setting up a development environment with VirtualBox and Vagrant was quite easy. I had to fix up my Homebrew install because I haven’t gotten around to reinstalling Xcode after my new install of Mavericks. The command brew doctor was run many times to get it working 😉

Jason gets the ball rolling with the install of Vagrant and VirtualBox using Brew and Cask, then 10up’s instructions to get the dev environment setup are very straightforward.

I can now happily mod my theme(s) for work and test in a nice safe, sandboxed location.

Have a Happy New Year everyone.


ish. yet another viewport resizer..

This makes so much sense, when there are so many screen sizes the viewport needs to be a range of sizes.

Maybe there are other resizers, but this is one seems to make sense, and it sure is great.

ish. is yet another viewport resizing tool. It’s called “ish.” because it focuses on general ranges (small-ish. medium-ish. large-ish.), rather than popular device widths. It’s our jobs as web designers to make sure our interfaces look and function across all screen sizes, and ish. is here to help.