Tomorrow is Mother’s Day which means that every married man with kids (well, not all of them…) is fretting about doing something legit tomorrow. I’ll probably be at my local Target early tomorrow trying to find some crappy Mother’s Day card that means little more than the ridiculous $4.99 that I will pay for it. Hm… I can do better (and so can you)! Ok, but before that, enjoy our weekly roundup. 🙂
What a week. What a week. With a number of tragedies being reported all over the world it’s hard not to get pessimistic about the continuation of the human race. Actually, it’s hard to find motivation at times if you think about it too long. But great work is being done and there is more good out there than what’s being reported. So let’s keep it up folks! Stay positive – this too shall pass!
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:
I’ve been taking a look at the new Genericons so as to see if I want to use them in any new and upcoming projects and as a result I’ve spent some time also looking for alternatives. Icons for the web and mobile devices as well as Retina display use cases have increased in popularity and I wanted to make sure I could stay up to date as possible. Man, do you remember when it was so much more simple? Sheesh! Well, Natko Hasić dropped us a line last weekend and let us know that as a WordPress designer and developer he […]
WooThemes just released WooCommerce 2.0, their ever popular eCommerce plugin for WordPress. They added a variety of new features in the new version ranging from improved security (approved by Sucuri) to advanced inventory management. All of these features make WordPress a more viable candidate as a platform to develop a fully-featured eCommerce site. As a result, I want to take a personal look at it and give you my thoughts from on some of the major features and why it may be time to take a serious look at it, if you already haven’t.
Like SEO or WordPress back-ups, optimizing images for your blog is one of those things that you hear about all of the time, but few people actually bother to do. Why should you care about image optimization? Using the proper image format and resolution can not only make your website load drastically faster, but can actually improve the quality of images as well. In this post, I’m going to give you 3 tips on optimizing images that every WordPress blogger should know.
It’s been a very full second week of January as people are definitely back in the saddle and writing and publishing great content. Businesses are attempting to hit their stride as they shake off the dust from the winter break and products are being released left and right. Fantastic for all of us as we continue to grow our own businesses, personal, and professional lives – it’s just tough to keep up with it all! We’ve got nearly 50 resources in this one. Hope you guys have a fantastic weekend and make sure you check out WordCamp Victoria’s Live Coverage as well!
Just checked @rescuetime. I’ve worked more than 50 hours of the last 72. Hello, Thursday! (And WordPress 3.5, be done already…) — Andrew Nacin (@nacin) December 6, 2012 The WordPress Team has been working over-time to launch WordPress 3.5 – in fact, the last ticket was knocked off the list yesterday so it could be here any moment now. Guys like Andrew Nacin has been working for more than 50 hours in the past 72 – you need to get some sleep!