New favorite blog: Theme Options Gallery by Konstantin Kovshenin, discussing “the best (and the worst) theme options screens around”. Loving the in-depth article and discussions already available there.
Pretty safe to say that if it shows up on A List Apart, it’s going to be the de facto standard. Time to learn some Foundation.
Couple of days ago we got Starbucks’ style guide, and now here’s another by Google. I think the interesting thing is the rule to “\[o\]mit the protocol from embedded resources“. So instead of typing
<script src="http://www.google.com/js/gweb/analytics/autotrack.js"></script>, they recommend to type
<script src="//www.google.com/js/gweb/analytics/autotrack.js"></script> instead (without the
http part). Never heard of that before.
Robb Shecter’s WordPress site got popular overnight thanks to Reddit and went down immediately. The interesting aspect is that the site was new and it’s on a relatively high-powered server. The author then found that the theme he used in particular was doing too many (47!) server requests at a time, and the site ran along very well after switching back to Twenty Eleven.
I think it’s an important read for any theme developers out there.
Read the story here
A superbly detailed article, part one of a series about web development toolchain.