WordPress 5.0 is coming out tomorrow. You should make sure you’re prepared. Also, we can learn a lot about communication from the frustrations and confusions surrounding this software update.
How building a porch is like building a website.
More reasons to not force links to open in a new tab or window. Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.
Too often, I find that a client and I can have a 30 minutes conversation before realizing we’re not talking about the same thing. Other times, something “obvious” to one person is incomprehensible to the other. Why does this happen?
Software settings can only personalize so much. In the end, we must balance the need to find something that makes sense to us with learning how it’s intended to be used.
I think I’ve identified a common pattern for the way certain “worst practices”—as opposed to “best practices”—continue to live on well past their prime.
I know people have their reasons for wanting to make links open in new windows, but there are real problems with that. Here’s a link where someone does a great job explaining why we should stop.
Labels make a difference. If you say to someone “Here, have this delicious apple,” and then hand them a watermelon, confusion ensues. Obviously, the name of the frequently-updated section of a website is a little more ambiguous. It’s also more important.