suggested reads for June 3, 2018

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builing a website for a workshop / meeting

So, nearly a month ago I’ve deployed online with the COST Workshop Barcelona 2013 event website, prepared in a fast-and-furious mode since deadline was approaching and the number of things to do for the committee where overwhelming, so they’ve asked me to help.

To realize that I’ve relied on an old friend of mine, WordPress, that once more confirmed to be a perfect choice to have good-looking and functional, vital, websites.

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For the template I choose the free (as in speech) Squirrel theme released from InkThemes, which is a feature-reduced version of the full premium themes. But this didn’t worried me since the good design and code it sports in the free version. Also the static home page layout of the theme is really eye-catching with the right choice of opening images.

A design aware use of the widgets and some plugins made the rest possible and easily re-doable. Among those plugins I find that worth a mention are:

Hope you are enjoying this “disclosure” 😉

OpenType features in web browsers

The table below gives an overview of the current state of OpenType feature support in web browsers. It is the result of a series of tests with both high- and low-level syntax schemes, using the latest versions of each browser.

via Typotheque: OpenType features in web browsers by Gustavo Ferreira.

Designing for Touch Screen

By now you should all have heard of the iPad, and if not then you must have been living under a rock for the last few months! Touch screen devices are here to stay and you need to start thinking about how to design and develop to get the most out of them. Apple would like you to believe that the iPad is the only touch screen device that anyone should own (and to be honest it probably is the best), but there are already some strong competitors, and many more coming to the market this year. So, you need to get your thinking caps on and start designing your websites to work with them, as well as updating your other sites, too. There are a lot of things to consider… here are just a few.

 

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