Reading List #65

Hey there

Finally found some time to post another reading list. Between client projects, redesigning our picu Website, our company retreat in Amsterdam and all the other small stuff that needs to be done before the end of the year, I just didn’t have the energy to sit down and write more.

I spent a lot of time tinkering with Block Development and Full Site Editing in WordPress, and even managed to build a very basic first version of a custom block that is soon to be released in picu. It’s crazy how fast things are changing and how things that felt impossible just a few months ago are now very well documented and becoming easier every day.

Frontend Development

๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ Marbla โ€“ Experimental Variable Font

Check out this experimental variable font, Marbla, by Katharina Gresch. Love it!


๐ŸŽ‰ Road to 6.5

Some really good stuff is planned for WordPress 6.5, which is set to be released in March next year. I especially look forward to the Custom Fields API and partially synced Block Patterns, which are both things that I wished were possible for at least a few times. Actually, when these news came out I was just playing around with adding post_meta Custom Fields inside Custom Blocks to accomplish some layouts where I needed some more structured data. So I might just wait how those official APIs will shape up before spending too much time on it myself.

WordPress – Roadmap to 6.5

๐Ÿž๏ธ Stripping image metadata on upload

Silvan shared some code he wrote to remove all image metadata from images when uploaded to WordPress.

Silvan Hagen โ€“ Strip image metadata on upload in WordPress


๐ŸŽฎ Prince of Persia

A video of the original recordings for the animations in Prince of Persia, the video game. It’s funny to see this and immediately recognize the game, just by seeing a random boy jumping around.

A behind the scenes look at making of the 1989 game “Prince of Persia”

๐Ÿ‘† Pointing Fingers

I like to trace the lines of a book with my fingers while reading โ€“ especially when reading books in english. So I was happy to learn that instead of it being a sign of “bad reading ability” there’s actually some evidence that it helps you be faster at reading.

Matthias Ott โ€“ Pointing Fingers

โœŒ๏ธ Have a good weekend!

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