This story made the business case for making your responsive WordPress website into a Progressive Web App. This technique allows your visitors to place your site on their mobile desktop for easy access. I followed it with a step-by-step HowTo on the process.
This piece for WPMUDev sounds really esoteric. The post explains perhaps the most important thing users can do to protect their sites from attack.
A preview of the new WordPress HelpHub.
I’ve become something of a standards geek. The key to the success of the Open Web is that everyone can get a very similar experience, no matter what tool they use to reach the web. The standards that I covered here focus on interaction between users and sites (annotation) and between sites (webmention). Stuff worth knowing about.
Publish Help Content on WordPress with easyDITA – TechWhirl Software Review
When Medium.com laid off a bunch of staff, folks had a reasonable question whether the site would survive very long. The WordPress community aimed to make it easier to jump from Medium to WordPress without sacrificing features. They gained control over their content too. Here, I offered something like a “How to leave Medium” guide.
This article explains the Creative Commons process and why it’s useful for web-based content. I offer a step-by-step guide to applying Creative Commons licenses to your own photographs and other images. The story was included in WPMUDev’s year-end social media campaign in 2017.
This is a book about some of my favorite topics: Social media, open source development, and technical communication. Read the review for more context.
Got this story while reviewing a thread on the openSUSE mailing list. Proof that you’ll never know where you’ll find a good story: the original thread topic was “openSUSE merits a better home page.”
By far the most popular post on Notes from the Metaverse. I show how to fix broken folders in the Mozilla Thunderbird email client. If Thunderbird isn’t downloading new mail, this fix could solve the problem.