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WordPress Invades Z-index Space with ToolTips

Now let us be clear, WordPress themes and plugins have been operating in Z-index space for many years. Sliders, animations, and popup modals have been on the WordPress UI scene placing images and objects above a web page. Also think of tabs, accordions,  gallery lightboxes, and background hero images revealed in parallax glimpses. But with …

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ARI Adminer: Pro WordPress Database Tool

Monitoring your WordPress database tables has long been a nuisance  – not any more. Within the past 3 years a steady stream of improved plugins allow users to view, optimize and even directly update  their WordPress tables. Instead of having to go into cPanel and run PHPMyadmin to see the underlying WordPress database tables, developers …

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WordPress PageBuilders Become SiteBuilders

It started with Beaver Builder creating its add-on Beaver Themer last year. What Beaver Themer does is allow developers and users to takeover creating the header and footer area of any page, post or custom post. Here is how Beaver Builder spotlights its theme building add-on: Beaver Themer  works with Beaver Theme plus a small …

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JavaScript Ascendancy

Javascript has achieved ascendancy in Web development  Over the past 26 years of Web Development, many programming languages have had reigns as the major language for Web development. Java had the support of major players like IBM, Oracle, Redhat and Sun but the decisive opposition of Microsoft which poisoned the well with J++ and a …

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CSI Best Member’s Website: A Tour-de-force Design for a WordPress Newby

Your Head for the Hills Here New Website Challenge Creating a brand new website is a daunting task even if you are using the most popular website development tool, WordPress [29.3% of the world’s websites are done in WordPress]. First, WordPress tools and features are developing rapidly – in a 2016 Podcast review we cited …

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The Depths of Web Security

Cyber Attacks Have Become Pervasive There are three World Wide Webs – the Surface Web which most people browse, the Deep Web which is the hidden purview of businesses, governments, institutions and  cyberhackers of the contained Dark Web. The current outbreak of cyber-crime plus malicious hacking  is based in the Dark Web portion of the nearly invisible Deep Web. …

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Gutenberg 2.1 Version Feb 1 2018

Gutenberg Review As promised in our previous Gutenberg posting, this is the first of a continuing “look see” at how Gutenberg is progressing. The 2.1 Gutenberg is showing much more refinement throughout. For example,  in the edit sidebar which shows the pervasive use of accordion toggles  throughout the Gutenberg editor. Also the sidebar is more …

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WordPress Revolution: MultiPurpose Themes + PageBuilders

In the past 5 years the combination of Multi-Purpose/Multi-Layout themes with advanced PageBuilders have revolutionized “no-coding” required interactive Webpage creation. This is important as designers and end-users can now participate more actively  with developers in creating, refining and updating a website. It is true DIY development as seen here – not only are end users able …

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CSSHero and SiteOrigin: CSS Styling IDEs

Have you ever had the problem that you just can’t seem to correct the CSS on one of your WordPress websites?  Your browser’s Inspect command  can get you started towards isolating the right CSS  and stylesheet to change to correct the errant style. But  the Inspect command will only allow you to temporarily test CSS …

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MobiRise Bootstrap IDE for Fast Website Design

The last five years have seen the rise of open, free and popular CSS+HTML5+JS frameworks like Bootstrap, Foundation Zurb and Ink for creating mobile responsive apps for a variety of SPAs (Single Page Applications) to larger multi-page websites. It should not be a surprise that each of these free frameworks has generated a number of …

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