I reported an issue to the WordPress Core team about eighteen months ago, noting that the function which creates thumbnails of larger images in the CMS strips the EXIF data from these smaller files. This means that not only is geo information lost, but so are keywords and copyright information set in the file using programmes like Lightroom or…
We could do with a comprehensive, multilingual list of Swiss localities for work projects, so after a bit of digging and a suggestion from Habi, I came across a reference on which to base the list. After tidying it and converting it to tab-separated format (for optimal use in Excel), I’ve made it publicly accessible as a Git repository.
Improve the speed of your WordPress website by reducing the file size of the automatically-generated images.
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Better, simpler, cleaner. Online resolutions to coincide with the new year.
Hotel Posthuis in Melchsee Frutt gets a shiny new website, to say thank you for all their hospitality through the years.
Websites get from where they live to your computer via a network of wires. They’re transferred using a technology called HTTP, which has been stuck at version 1.1 for a little more than sixteen years. All well and good: if it’s not broken, then why fix it? The reason to fix it is that since the iPhone was released,…
Experiences building my first ever phone app, using Cordova and jQuery to deliver content from a WordPress installation.
Would you invest your time, experience and effort to do your job when there was a potential that your client or boss wouldn't pay you for it?…
A brief history of ten years using the online photo-sharing service Flickr.
Lessons learned and presentations seen at this year's WordPress conference in Zurich.
Zusammenfassung der Themen bezüglich SEO, die wir gestern an ein WordPress-Meetup in Bern besprochen haben.
Whether because they slow down the loading of the site, get in the way of what the visitor is looking for, or are often ignored as a type of ad banner, many websites would benefit from moving away from these legacy page elements to implement better and more user-friendly alternatives.
I finally got around to reading the submission details for the official WordPress Plugin directory this week and submitted a couple of simple plugins. They have now been approved and are available for free to anyone using WordPress.
My erstwhile mentor in Brienz taught me throughout our years working together that if a website functionality is worth creating, it's worth creating so that it can be used in more than one project. Programme once, install many times. This is a credo I've maintained since I started programming for content management systems and one I try to pass on…
I'm not a fan of one-page websites, as a rule. But making sure that they load as quickly as possible goes a long way to making them acceptable.
Website visitors can and do scroll the page to find what they're looking for. That doesn't make this scrolling action a good user interface design solution.
Remembering my work in 2008 on Swiss t.v.'s Funky Kitchen Club.
Facebook implemented Open Graph tags a long time ago, so that links from blogs and websites automatically pull in preview images and a summary text. That helps the viewer to see more about the linked page without having to click through. Twitter Cards does the same thing for Twitter. I’ve been lax and only just recently come across the…
The tourism organization for Lake Lucerne has just launched a great-looking new website. Modern design, nice typography, beautiful pictures and a simple navigation all add to the experience. But one small improvement could be made by adding a few simple lines of code to the .htaccess file: making sure that visitors to the site automatically land on the version…