#frontend

Short Trip

Short Trip is the first instalment in a collection of interactive illustrations created for the web. It has been created as a study into capturing the essence of graphite on paper within a digital context, and to learn more about web-based graphics technologies. Short Trip will run on most devices supporting WebGL, including mobile devices.

Sehr tolle und beeindruckende Arbeit von Alexander Perrin. (via Waxy)

Winamp2.js

Jordan Eldredge hat Winamp 2 in HTML5 und JavaScript nachgebaut. Funktioniert überraschend gut (soweit ich das mit der mitgelieferten MP3-Datei testen konnte, weil sich herausstellte, dass ich 2017 nur noch auf Streaming setze und keine lokalen MP3-Dateien mehr am Mann habe). Jetzt noch ne Electron-App draus bauen und wir haben unser aller Lieblingsplayer wieder. 😎

Matt Mullenweg: On React and WordPress

Interesting development in the WordPress community: After creating it’s modern, React-based Calypso interface in 2015, Automattic and the WordPress team are now parting ways with React, because of a patent issue in it’s license. They are going to rewrite their upcoming Gutenberg editor with a new, yet to be chosen JavaScript framework, which then should become the new standard for WordPress.

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