Some handy CSS snippets for your bookmarks!
Dear Developer, The Web Isn't About You - a beautiful tirade for and against the way we do things on the web today.
Everything you've always wanted to know about site migrations but were afraid to ask! Moz have got an extensive article covering everything you'd need to consider when migrating a site, which could include:
- switching to https
- domain name change
- URL changes
- site structure changes
- changing CMS
- making a site mobile-friendly
- a site redesign
With plenty of tips and tricks, it's worth a read if you're planning any major changes to your site.
Just noticed that HTML 5.2 is now a fully qualified W3C Recommendation. Here's an overview of the changes in HTML 5.2.
Airplanes and Ashtrays: next time you're planning or designing a new website/app/service remember to include an ashtray.
Useful in-depth article here if you're in the same boat us we are at Doepud, where you need to move some fairly large sites over to HTTPS: Moving from HTTP to HTTPS: A Step by Step Guide for Avoiding SEO Pitfalls and Maximizing Google Organic Traffic. Covers things like 301 redirects, site maps, robots file and various Google considerations.
A Theme Switcher: now this looks like the perfect way to create a high contrast version of your site:
Unfortunately the filter property isn't widely supported yet, and there are a few caveats that need addressed, but it looks like a really lightweight method.
In the wake of the recent Onliner Spambot breach, this is a quick reminder to add all your email addresses to Troy Hunt's Have I Been Pwned? website. If any appear on his vast list of compromised lists, or any future lists, you'll be notified. The notification will describe the type of compromise (e.g. email/password, bank details) and what details you should change (usually password).
Some basic security tips:
- if you use a free email provider like Gmail or Outlook, then ensure 2-factor authentication is enabled - this is where you sign in to your email account and get a text message or access code on your mobile phone to complete the authorisation
- don't open spam emails
- turn off images in your email, and only re-enable for senders you know are legitimate
- don't open spam emails
Mike Riethmuller explains how to get the best out of CSS variables. I particularly like his idea that:
media queries should not be required except for changing CSS variables
Read the article to find out what he means.