Web design and development

Discussion and explanations of various web design and development activities

Updating spaces to tabs

In code, choosing spaces over tabs creates accessibility barriers. The developer ‘Holy Wars’ ignore this.

Where have all the pictures gone

“… each of my posts has usually sported a big ol’ hero image as the background for the post’s title, description, and date-of-issuance info. That, too, has been limiting and even delaying, even if only as a lame excuse on my part. After all, it’s not always possible to find a freebie stock photo that has even a tangential connection to a post’s subject(s).” (Bryce Wray in a post about CTCAJW mode)

I have been up to tech

If you’ve been wondering why I haven’t posted in a long time: “I have been up to tech!”

Accessible design: No "_blank"

With browsers having built-in “Open link in new tab” functionality, it doesn’t make sense to break a basic web idiom (the back button) on a whim. Auto-opening link in a new tab/window breaks the back button and is unnecessary (because users have the ability to make that choice for themselves).

Too much web, not enough design

It seems I’m doing more front-end web work than is ideal these days. I say that because I tend to prefer technical aspects of web development…

Web design after all

I’ve ended up doing some frontend web design after all, and have also enjoyed working with the Hugo static website generator.

How not to rebuild a WordPress site

So far the upshot of this is to not expect a simple Export/Import process with WordPress, especially when it comes to the Media Library, if one wants to rebuild a site at the same domain, rather than a domain move, with the previous domain still active.