Reading List #54


Finally managed to put together this list after missing two weeks in a row. Last weeks were packed with lots of client work as I was still managing the agency side of business while Florian was working on picu full-time. Next weekend we will head to Athens for the full month of June, first to attend this years WordCamp Europe and then for some remote working and family vacation afterwards. Very much looking forward to this trip!

Frontend Development

๐Ÿ”ฅ Expanding Grid Cards with View Transitions

View Transitions are coming to a browser near you very soon and I have them high up in my list of things to play around with. Chris Coyier wrote about some experiments he did with grid cards that expand when clicked.

Chris Coyier โ€“ Expanding Grid Cards with View Transitions

๐Ÿคฉ HTML and CSS based View Transitions are coming

Another great article where Nicolas Hoizey demonstrates how to use View Transitions using only HTML and CSS to animate between two states in a Multi Page App (MPA).

Nicolas Hoizey โ€“ HTML and CSS based View Transitions are coming

๐Ÿ˜Ž View Transition API

Daniel Schulz looks into the View Transition API and how you can use it today. Also worth a read.

Daniel Schulz โ€“ View Transition API


๐Ÿค– Automating Plugin releases using GitHub Actions

I sent this post to our internal Slack channel as soon as I’ve read it and opened an issue to implement this right away. Aaron Join demonstrates how you can release plugins to directly from Github using two Github Actions by 10up. Good stuff. I hope to get this done as soon as we possibly can, and look forward to the days when we don’t have to touch SVN to release a new version anymore.

Aaron Jorbin โ€“ The Ease of Automating WordPress Plugin Releases

โœŒ๏ธ WordPress 6.3 Roadmap

The roadmap to WordPress 6.3 was released last week. Apart from a lot of stuff coming to the Site Editor, there’s also some performance improvements to look forward to. โ€“ Roadmap to 6.3


โค๏ธ Matt Damon on brainstorming and collaboration

Love this quote by Matt Damon on the importance of feeling save to express even your shittiest ideas when brainstorming:

Judge me for how good my good ideas are, not how bad my bad ideas are.

Matt Damon

Matt Damon on brainstorming and collaboration

๐Ÿช„ Photoshop (Beta) adds generative AI

Adobe released a Beta-Version, bringing AI-capabilities right into Photoshop. If you followed along with all the crazy stuff going on in the AI-world, from Midjourney to StableDiffusion, you probably seen a lot of what it’s capable of doing already. But so far a lot of the cool stuff was only available to the tech-savvy and adventurous or hidden behind clunky interfaces, so seeing those generative tools right inside Photoshop feels entirely different and much more “where they belong”. I played with it a fair bit this week and most of the results are pretty mind blowing.

Adobe โ€“ Experience the future of Photoshop with Generative Fill

๐Ÿ˜ณ Another mind-blowing generative AI demo

This demo was making rounds this week, showing as demo of an AI tool which not only lets you generate images, but adjust and move around bits and pieces of the generated image on the go. Not sure if there’s a live demo to play with already, but the video looks amazing already. Mind: blown!

Twitter โ€“ New AI tool in the house

Cheers โœŒ๏ธ

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