Reading List #10

Hello there 👋

This week was pretty packed with various smaller tasks for clients and “soon-to-be” clients, and Thursday was the first day were I actually felt like I got any work done.

I finally finished a pull request I was working on for way too long and I published a blogpost about my new dev setup, and another one about my macOS Setup.

Let’s get to the links.

macOS / Local Dev Setup

💻 My MacBook Pro Setup

After reading a few posts of others on how they set up their machines and what apps they use, I decided to document my setup as well. Also, while installing my new MacBook I decided to go down the rabbit hole of setting up my local dev setup completely different, which I documented in a separate post (see below).

My MacBook Setup

🪄 Local Development on macOS with Valet+

I used MAMP and MAMP Pro before, which worked quite ok, but I was looking for something new, especially something that could be automated and scripted. After getting Valet+ set up, I’m quite happy with the result and thing this could be a good fit. In this post, I documented the whole setup and some of the things it can do.

Local Development on macOS

Frontend Development

🖋 Fluid type sizes and spacing

I really enjoyed reading this tutorial on how Piper built her fluid type system. It covers everything you need to know to get started and she even included a plain CSS version at the end, in case you don’t want to use SCSS mixins and stuff altogether. Also, I like it when a tutorial gets to the point but still manages to communicate the reasoning behind the decisions made.

Piper Haywood – Fluid type sizes and spacing

🔬 Firefox Compatibility Pane

Firefox is adding a compatibility pane to the Dev Tools, which shows CSS properties that are not supported in all browsers. Currently available in the nightly version.

Firefox DevTools Compatibility Pane

✨ Browser intents

This git repo lists all the features that are currently “intents” by Chrome or Firefox.

Github – Simevidas – Browser Intents


📝 What’s planned for WordPress v6.0?

After the release of version 5.9 last week, the preliminary roadmap for the next version 6.0 of WordPress was released. It’s clear that full site editing was just a first step and there’s much more to come.

Roadmap WordPress v6


🤔 Dead persons goals

Loved this quote. Don’t set goals a dead person could do better and always set “active” goals, that are about doing or gaining something.

Mike Crittenden – Never set a goal that a dead person can do better than you

Cheers 🥂 – Have a nice weekend!