This is a nice first-of-the-month announcement via Google: The goal of Google Fonts has always been to bring beautiful, open-source fonts to the web, fast and free of cost. Starting today, you can download these fonts for offline access on your desktop. We’ve made all of the fonts from the Google Fonts directory available in SkyFonts, a tool from Monotype that allows you to install and sync fonts from the web onto your Windows or Mac OS X devices. Google has announced that you can now have those amazing Google fonts right on your desktop notebook and computer. The obvious benefits are that you’ll […]
Apparently ZippyKid is going to be a whole lot more zippy than before (yes, I suppose I went there). Now, with a new partnership in place, ZippyKid will be delivering even faster speeds for their clients and customers leveraging ngx_pagespeed designed to automatically apply speed and web performance best practices: We partnered with the PageSpeed team at Google to develop a new service designed to dramatically reduce page load times. Best of all, you’ll see significant performance gains without changing a single line of code or installing a plugin. The fact that existing customers won’t have to lift a finger is a big win for […]
As part of on-going brand and SEO checks at Photocrati, we do regular searches for relevant keywords for our products. This morning, we found that NextGEN Gallery’s WordPress directory page has dropped out of Google’s search results. So as any curious WordPress team might do, we started to search for other popular plugins in the directory. As it turns out, Askimet, WordPress SEO by Yoast, Contact Form 7, and most other popular plugins are also nowhere to be seen. Here are some example searches on Google, all which used to bring up the WordPress.org plugin pages or other WordPress.org pages […]
WordPress has been accepted as a mentor for the Google Summer of Code, 2013 which is a global program that offers students stipends to write code for *gasp* open source projects! Naturally, it makes sense that WordPress provide some level of mentoring and coaching for the youngins to get their feet wet. The student list is growing at a fast pace – now it’s time to get the mentors in line. This means that Jen Mylo is looking for you: IF you have worked on an assigned feature team in one of the last few releases, you can be a mentor, […]
Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. I have 30 new plugins to share with you on today’s roundup. That’s right, 30. Lots to take a look at, so check them out after the jump!
Happy Thursday everyone! I hope your week has been going swimmingly. I have a new theme and some new and update plugins to share with you today. Today’s theme Avatar is a child theme of Destro, a responsive magazine theme. It has quite a few color schemes ready for you to use. Check it out! Here’s the full list after the jump!
Yet another incredibly busy week for us at WP Daily and the rest of the 8BIT team – as much as we hate to admit it, we’re still somewhat recovering from WordCamp Atlanta that finished a few weeks ago – all those calls and meetings and things that we had hoped to get done were pushed back and we’re finally knocking them out, one-by-one. But we’ll get there. I’m sure of it. Without further ado, here’s a look at the past week and some of the stories that we weren’t able to cover explicitly:
As many of you know now Google Reader has hit the dead pool and will no longer be in service July 1st. I am sad and incredibly upset at this news, even though I had been expecting that the day would come, namely because it’s become an intimate part of my overall workflow. So much so that when I heard that it was coming I started shaking in anger – the mere thought of having to transition from an application that I’ve used since 2007 and have religiously used every single day is more than I can bear. I won’t […]
Not familiar with SPDY (pronounced speedy, btw) protocol, the networking protocol via Google? It’s an open protocol that is working toward standardization as an advanced latency system for such things as load time, security, and more. In layman’s terms, Google’s SPDY is a system which makes the web faster. It does not replace HTTP but modifies the way HTTP requests and responses are sent and received, and ZippyKid has added it for their existing customers with version 2.0 support. With SPDY, you don’t need to do things like add multiple hostnames for assets in your HTML, to get around the concurrent […]
Occasionally I’m asked how I get my work done and the process and methods by which I accomplish the many tasks that are required of me during the day. The honest truth is that it changes. All the time. I’m not as regimented as people believe and I’m not sold out to any particular for of GTD or productivity app. I’ll try this and that, experiment here, try that app there, but you’ll really never hear me consistently extolling the virtues of one over another, especially over a consistent amount of time. I’m not systematic although I do enjoy and […]