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Just a couple of links that deal with the usage or testing of structured data.
Structured data is not yet relevant for content rankings, but that might change in the future (Hangout).
„Structured data markup“ is a standard way to annotate your content so machines can understand and categorize it. Proper usage elevates the way data is displayed on Google Search, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and many others, when one of your content links is posted there.
Really looking forward to the JSON-LD integration :)
Some time ago I said: „My perfect framework, is a set of solid singular solutions that have proven themselves over the years. Working solo or together in harmony“.
Here is a list of some of my core components, that I use in combination or standalone.
NOW you can live happily ever after :)
This is basically the core stack that I use to build out ideas :) While Angular is always an option, the above satisfies most of all needs and is often far slimmer. The rest depends on how you organize your code yourself, but at least you are not forced into fixed structures ;)
Flarum is new elegant next-generation forum software. It provides a touch optimized two pane layout with floating composer.
The backend runs on PHP/MySQL.
„The tracking.js library brings different computer vision algorithms and techniques into the browser environment. By using modern HTML5 specifications, we enable you to do real-time color tracking, face detection and much more“
„This repository is a community-curated list of flexbox issues and cross-browser workarounds for them. The goal is that if you’re building a website using flexbox and something isn’t working as you’d expect, you can find the solution here.“
With inline content being loaded via ajax, you are loosing a lot of interesting usage data. These can be tracked using Google Analytics Events or by sending a Pageview.
The above allows to automate tracking by attaching simple classes and use HTML5 data attributes to assign category, action and label. Direct tracking is also possible. Lets split it up :)
This monitors links with the class .trackEVENT attached and fills the event data using HTML5 data attributes. All attributes have default values assigned.
A possible link would look like this:
The sendEvent function than sends this to Google Analytics.
Much simpler, this just gets the element text and submits the click as a new Pageview. The label gets the pagename attached and the actual page url is constructed from the label. The sendPageview function than sends this to Google Analytics.
Really simple and effective way within a simple OnePager or a bigger web application. BTW I am using delegation to make sure that also links within AJAX content can be tracked.
We are getting closer to Boostrap 4 and I really love what we are getting with the first alpha version.
Bootstrap Alpha 4 / Documentation
Responsive social sharing buttons.
This video should give you a good idea what the addon can actually do.
In my last article I gave you a rough overview of the features & requirements. Here some more details and additions:
The addon is mostly done. I am finalizing the main admin area this week and will do a final cleanup next week, for the first beta release.
Many people have asked me for a release date. I currently plan to have a fully working Beta in the next 2-3 weeks. Will offer the Addon to a small closed group of customers first, before I think about other release options. I think I will offer between 20-30 slots for the beta run. If you are interested let me know.
Many developers hesitate to call WordPress a PHP development platform. I know what I am talking about, as I developed a platform of my own. PHP platforms normally only provide a skeleton and we need to
With WordPress you get most of this out-of-the-box, with some predefined structures.
Having a flexible administration backend in place makes it easy to concentrate on the things that matter for a project, which is designing a frontend experience.
And especially with the JSON REST API finding its way into the core slowly, you are completely free when it comes to using the stored data in your frontend designs.
Sure that was possible before, just with some more work on our side ;)
But WordPress embracing the „freeing of data“ through JSON, shows us where the ride is going.
There has not been a single project of mine in the past year, that has not used the REST API in some way. And all of this fits perfectly into the new single page app universe.
It has become much easier and faster over the past 2 years to say „YES“ to many of my clients wishes.
Its nice to finally see data flow from the server to the client and back that easily.
If you are not exited about this … I am :)