WordPress News Digest for Wednesday, February 24, 2016

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10 Rules of Good UI Design to Follow On Every Web Design Project

By / — It’s pretty easy to find a designer willing to work on any project nowadays. Finding a professional in the area of UI design who is also familiar with best practices, however, is still an uphill battle. If you want to… More →

9 Best WordPress Portfolio Plugins for Designers & Photographers

By / — Are you a designer or photographer looking for the easiest way to build a portfolio website in WordPress? There are plenty of WordPress portfolio plugins that allow you to easily build beautiful portfolio websites. However, finding the perfect portfolio plugin… More →

A Look At Bluehost’s Optimized WordPress Hosting

By / — Have you decided to self-host a WordPress blog or website but are unsure of which hosting company to use? There… The post A Look At Bluehost’s Optimized WordPress Hosting appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes. More →

Alpha – WordPress Portfolio Theme for Creatives With Unique Slider & Ajax Loading

By / — Today we are looking at a lovely clean and modern portfolio theme named Alpha, created by Krown Themes. Alpha is designed to be used by creatives – freelancers or agencies for web and graphic design are the target audience, it… More →

Are WordCamps Still Camps?

By / — If you’ve been to a WordCamp lately, you’ve experienced firsthand the enthusiasm and devotion of the organizers, speakers, and volunteers who make the WordPress community great. While the low cost of WordCamps is helpful for those of us buying tickets, Natalie… More →

Automattic Adds AMP Support to WordPress.com, Releases Plugin for Self-Hosted Sites

By / — Today WordPress.com announced support for Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), Google’s open source project to improve the experience of the mobile web for publishers. When visitors arrive to a WordPress.com site via a mobile search, posts will load faster than ever… More →

Baby Steps Security

By / — The move to enforcing better security is fraught with misinformation and caution. Two Factor is not the holy grail. More →

Core Dev chat notes for Feb 24

By / — Agenda Schedule, Beta. Schedule Reminder of the 4.5 release schedule: Beta 1 today (Feb 24th). RC1 on March 23rd. 4.5 release on April 12th. Beta @mike wanted to discuss Theme Logo Support (#33755). It’s a big feature that still hasn’t landed. Discussion of… More →

Easily Add TreeHouse Badges to Your WordPress Site

By / — If you want to learn new skills online with less expensive fees, Treehouse is definitely one of the best choices available out there. From designing to programming, you’ll be able to learn by yourself through modules and videos, on your… More →

How to get fast-loading, fantastic-looking product images

By / — As any store owner knows, photos are a crucial part of every product page. On their own, product photos can convince a shopper to take the next step in the buying process — offer beautifully shot, highly detailed photos of your products, and you’re that… More →

Learn How to Give Your Gravity Forms Some Pizzazz with CSS Classes [Exclusive Video]

By / — Everybody loves Gravity Forms and for a good reason!  It works great and looks awesome… but what if you wanted to change the appearance of some of those form fields? Maybe putting a phone field to the right of an… More →

Looking for a job? WordPress Is Now a Core Business Skill

By / — In past generations Microsoft Office was considered an essential business skill. You couldn’t get an office job without knowing Word and Excel. And you won all sorts of bonus points for making the boss’s PowerPoint presentation look…less terrible. While Office… More →

Pagely Managed WordPress Hosting Review: Solid Service, Shaky Communication

By / — Pagely launched as the first managed WordPress hosting service in 2006 and has grown considerably since then. With a company mantra that espouses integrity, communication and transparency, Pagely promises to exceed the needs of media, business and enterprise customers alike.… More →

Quality Code and Bloat in WordPress Projects

By / — Quality Code and Bloat are two topics that I see a lot of developers either discussing and/or mentioning on the landing pages of their project pages. I think the conversation around quality code is something that should always be happening.… More →

Ten Thousand Hours with Reid Hoffman

By / — Ben Casnocha is an interesting and innovative character in his own right, and it’s worth reading his essay slash short book on the years he spent as the right hand man of Reid Hoffman. More →

The main accessibility checks

By / — Accessibility checks help you optimize your website. For every visitor. By thinking about accessibility, you are actually thinking about your design, the use of textual and multimedia content, and the structure of your website. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)… More →

Theme Logo Support

By / — It’s been proposed that we add Theme Logo Support to core for 4.5. This would allow themes to declare support for a logo, which would be customizable via … the customizer! Let’s walk through some background, and how this would work. Theme… More →

Week in Core, Feb. 16-23 2016

By / — Welcome back the latest issue of Week in Core, covering changes [36671-36541]. Here are the highlights: 131 commits 82 contributors 89 tickets created 9 tickets reopened 140 tickets closed Ticket numbers based on trac timeline for the period above. Note: If you want to… More →

WordCamp Miami Wapuuno Cards Now Available on GitHub

By / — One of the challenges of organizing a WordCamp is coming up with general swag for the event that will delight attendees, as opposed to filling swag bags with cheap plastic junk. Organizers are also tasked with arranging a gift for… More →

WordCamps And Burnout

By / — Yesterday there was some minor chatter around this post “Are WordCamps Still Camps?” by Natalie MacLees. If you’re involved in WordCamps at all, i think it’s worth the read. There’s a post about WordCamp organizers being compensated for their time… More →