While Preact, a lightweight React alternative with the same API, would be the obvious replacement, a majority of the community prefers a switch to Vue.js. An opinion I highly support. I had the opportunity to learn and work with Vue.js in my day job and for shortfil.ms 2.0 in the last couple of months and I’m hooked. I think it’s right up WordPress‘ alley, because it’s an easy to learn, yet powerful framework and could be a perfectly fitting foundation for modern front-end development with WordPress in the years to come.
TL;DR: +1 for Vue.js
Here’s a checklist of small-ish tasks you’ll want to cross off before you formally announce your new thing (app, website, physical product, an art of some sort).
Helpful little list by Neven Mrgan, who launched Stagehand recently.
I just learned about Packal, a great service by Shawn Patrick Rice and the missing link in the Alfredverse.
Also I just updated to Alfred 3, which now features a multimedia clipboard, auto-expansion of snippets and more flexible workflows. I highly recommend to update and support Andrew’s and Vero’s work and their incredibly useful piece of software.
Photo by Julie Anne Noying & tollwerk under Creative Commons (by-nc-sa), see flickr.
Really enjoyed the last two days at the IndieWebCamp in Düsseldorf. Thanks to Jeremy, Aaron and Tantek for hosting it. Thanks to the sponsors and especially Sipgate for providing a great venue and even better food. 😉
I learned a lot about interesting technologies, tried some of them on my own and had some great discussions, especially about the personal website vs. professional website thing some of us are experiencing and thinking about right know.
I’m looking forward to incorporate even more IndieWeb features and techniques into this site, encourage you to do the same and join a IndieWebCamp near you. 😌
I’m at the IndieWebCamp Düsseldorf right now, just learned about Webmentions and want to give the Webmentions-WordPress-Plugin by pfefferle a try with Webmention.rocks, Aaron’s helpful validator for sending Webmentions. (mehr …)
One of the all-time favorites on my homescreen is Due, a reminder app for iOS and Mac. In fact, I wrote a review of it back in 2011 and recommended it to everyone who’s looking for a simple, but efficient todo and reminder app. A few days ago Lin Junjie, the developer of Due, released the long-awaited 2.0 of my everyday companion with a new look and feel. I really like it and I’m pretty sure that I’ll keep on using Due for the next couple of years. But there’s one problem: My wife doesn’t use Due.
This resulted in this little web interface. It’s a simple way to create and share reminders for Due from the web. For this purpose, it will generate a custom URL, which could then be shared with someone else via Mail, WhatsApp and Threema (or Copy & Paste). When the recipient opens the URL, it takes him to Due, where it composes a new reminder with the chosen title and due date.
Feb 16 or
13 pm or
13:37 are supported.
This was a fun little finger exercise for me, but my wife is actually using it. So, mission accomplished! If you’re curious about the code, check it out on CodePen.
And if your loved ones use Due and you do not, please reconsider your life choices and get Due. Or give my little tool a try. 😉
Here’s a handy little bookmarklet I used while writing my bachelor thesis to save quoted web pages. It enables you to add a web page to the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine without opening it’s frontpage, copying and pasting the URL. Just drag the following link to your browser’s bookmark bar, hit it and it saves the current web page to Archive.org’s index.
Save to Archive.org
Et voilà : You can archive a lot of web pages with minimal effort.
When Apple released OS X 10.9 Mavericks two weeks ago, they finally added tabs to the Finder. Since then you’re able to open new tabs via the File menu, with the keyboard shortcut
command(⌘)+T or by holding down the command key while double clicking on a folder. But somehow Apple missed to add a simple „new tab“ button to the Finder, whenever the tab bar isn’t displayed.
That’s why I’ve created a little app, which opens a new tab in your most recent Finder window. It’s basically an Automator action with four lines of AppleScript code, but it works perfectly fine. Just download the following file, unzip it, drag „New Tab.app“ into your Applications folder and allow the app to run (with „right click / Open“, because it isn’t signed). Then grab the app and drag it to your Finder’s toolbar while holding down option and command (
I hope, you’ll like the little button. My girlfriend and I use it all the time. Feel free to leave a comment, if you have a question, found a bug or just want to say hi. (Also a better icon would be appreciated. Mine is somewhat blurry when resized.)