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State Of The Word - Matt Mullenweg @WordCamp US, Nashville

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Is this talk the reason why WordPress 5.0 was released while its main new component, the Gutenberg editor, is regarded as not really production-ready by many?

When a big company like Automattic decides to prioritize a deadline they pluck out of thin air over enabling people with impairments to use the editor that they will be forced to use it is absolutely shocking. Even more shocking is the message that it sends out that accessibility compliance is not as important as flashy new features

The figures Matt presents in this talk are impressive, the features and the vision as well.
Yet, in the first 40 minutes of the talk he mentioned accessibility only one time - in a side note regarding the possibility to install the 'Classic Editor' plugin for users with assistive technologies.

(…) Most fundamentally, accessibility was not incorporated from the start. Not in the project specification, not in the design phase, and not in the definition of done. Gutenberg was always going to be playing catch-up with accessibility, forcing it into a pain point of the project owners’ own creation. (…)

And to participate in the future version of WordPress, JavaScript knowledge and the fluency in the JS stack (build systems, frameworks) will be essential.
I am very curious how this will play out, and what influence this will have on the web as a whole - with WordPress powering the majority of cms-driven websites wordwide, their decisions sure will have an impact, and already people start to look at what can be learned from the challenges and responses the project has been through until the release.

WordPress 5.0 ist da

Seit gestern abend steht die neue, große WordPress Version zum Download bereit.

Mit an Board ist das, was wohl eine Revolution im Bereich der Inhalts-Editoren werden soll:
Der neue Editor "Gutenberg".

Warming Stripes - Germany

Annual temperatures in Germany from 1881-2017. The colour scale goes from 6.6°C (dark blue) to 10.3°C (dark red).

This set of visualisations highlight how we have witnessed temperatures change across the globe over the past century or more. The colour of each stripe represents the temperature of a


Markup, friends, markup

This morning a tweet by Heydon Pickering landed in my timeline, where he quoted a text that started 10 things to learn for becoming a solid full-stack JavaScript developer, only to include a paragraph As for HTML, there's not much to learn right away and you can kind of learn as you go, but before making your frist templates, know the difference between in-line elements like <span> and how they differ from block ones like <div>.

Heydon aptly commented this ...

Random Reykjavík-Pics

Sun Voyager is a sculpture by Jón Gunnar Árnason, in front of low lying grey clouds

Just some snaps while walking around downtown and the harbor area.

The Eagle has Icelanded


Apache mod_rewrite Voodoo

This is a short documentation of a very strange unexpected behaviour I encountered in a current project.

Bob Mould - Sunshine Rock

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Reset properties and values from a scss mixin

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How do you 'unset' changes that a mixin has introduced to an element?

TLDR: use a reset parameter in the mixin.