I like how the engineers behind the WIRED website utilize WordPress to make it happen.
In building the Feature Story Builder tool, we extracted what we learned from all of the custom executions that we produced before it, and then integrated our styles with the open source WordPress Page Builder tool from the “Make” WordPress theme. Now, the flexible components of a page can be assembled to construct a WordPress post using a simple drag and drop interface with plenty of customization options.
via WIRED Has an Exciting New Way to Build Multimedia Stories | WIRED
Grav – a modern flat-file CMS.
In a nutshell, installing Grav is a matter of unzipping the file. It is fast, has sophisticated caching, and a light footprint for optimal performance. Content is just simple markdown files in folders, with no complicated databases to deal with. A powerful API and extensive hooks allow for plugins to extend Grav and a comprehensive package manager provides easy installation and updating of extensions. Flexible Twig templating allows easy realization of your designs.
via Grav – A Modern Flat-File CMS | Grav
Here’s a funny little story from the world of IT:
I was working in a job running the campus email system some years ago when I got a call from the chairman of the statistics department.
“We’re having a problem sending email out of the department.”
“What’s the problem?” I asked.
“We can’t send mail more than 500 miles,” the chairman explained.
I choked on my latte. “Come again?”
“We can’t send mail farther than 500 miles from here,” he repeated. “A little bit more, actually. Call it 520 miles. But no farther.” [continued…]
Coding your own responsive email templates? Responsive Email Patterns looks handy.
A collection of patterns & modules for responsive emails ~ Responsive Email Patterns
Welcome to Macintosh – a tiny show about a big fruit company.
John Gruber commented:
Concise, tightly-edited, informative, and fun new podcast by young Mr. Mark Bramhill. Three episodes so far — go ahead and listen to them all. So good.
Writepls – Write Please – A curated list of articles to help you write and publish online
Lovely collection of SVG loaders for your UIs: SVG Loaders by Sam Herbert
Ubermenu is a comprehensive “mega menu” solution for WordPress. UberMenu – WordPress Mega Menu Plugin.
Need to provide your client with documentation for that custom WordPress site you developed for them? WP Help is a great plugin for adding documentation to a client’s WordPress admin.
Site operators can create detailed, hierarchical documentation for the site’s authors, editors, and contributors, viewable in the WordPress admin. Powered by Custom Post Types, you get all the power of WordPress to create, edit, and arrange your documentation. Perfect for customized client sites. Never send another “here’s how to use your site” e-mail again!
via WordPress › WP Help « WordPress Plugins
It’s occurred to me before that I’d love to have an iOS matching pairs game. This new app looks to fit the bill: DOUBLES – find all the pairs.
Looking forward to trying this one out with my little ones.
HT: Product Hunt
The Noun Project is a vast collection of icons constantly updated by designers across the world. They now have a Mac App which allows for easy integration with all your favorite applications (Adobe CC, Sketch, PowerPoint, Messages, Mail, etc.).
Search over 100,000 icons. The Mac App constantly updates, giving you fresh content every day. ~ The Noun Project for Mac