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WordPress Editors Innovation

With the arrival of Gutenberg and rapid change in drag and drop PageBuilder capabilities, the humble WordPress Visual Editor is getting lots of attention and …

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WordPress PageBuilders – Annoying Flaws

Our technical blog, TheOpenSourcery.com recently did a major review of Google’s New Sites and App Maker programs to support G Suite. Both Google programs are …

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Gutenberg Editor vs WordPress PageBuilders

Gutenberg Editor has just landed and brings the mandate for WYSIWYG editing to WordPress as it looks to replace the more basic Classic Editor. But …

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WordPress 5 and Gutenberg Editor Debut: An Assessment

WordPress 5 and the Gutenberg Editor have been tantalizing WordPress developers for the last half year. There have been at least a half dozen “tentative’  …

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A Feast of Gutenberg Add-on Blocks

10 months ago there were very few signs of 3rd party add-on blocks for the Gutenberg editor. But now there is a feast of add-ons …

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WordCamp Toronto 2018 Favorite Sessions

WordCamp Toronto 2018 is coming to the North York Civic Centre [North York station right on the Yonge Subway line] on Saturday Dec 1st. And …

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WordPress 5.0 Beta 1 Screenshot Posters

WordPress 5.0 Beta  is out and we get to see such things as the TwentyNineteen theme, how Gutenberg and the Classic editor work together, the …

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Gutenberg Featuring Elementor Templates

As Gutenberg Editor along with WordPress 5.0 rapidly approach release [now scheduled for November 19th]a number of PageBuilder vendors  are promising interfaces with Gutenberg. Site …

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Gutenberg Debates at the WPTavern

WPTavern is the watering hole for the latest news on WordPress. As the Gutenberg Editor approaches Release Candidate in early November and the WordPress 5.0 …

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WordCamp 2018 Toronto Survey Results

For WordCamp 2018 the Organizing Committee decided to do a survey of the Toronto WordPress Group Members on what topics they would like covered in …

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WordPress Classic Editor Made Classy

As Gutenberg approaches in the next few weeks to become the in-house/in-core WordPress Editor,  pundits are speculating on how long before the Classic Brontosaur gets …

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Marquee HTML Command

WordPress as well as the W3C HTML standards setters have degraded <marquee>. In other words deprecated is the word that outlaws any use in HTML5. To wit: …

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New Themify 4 PageBuilder Surprises

Themify 4 is the new upgrade to Themify Builder which is chock full of surprises of both the Good and Bad types. Lets get the …

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Divi Supports Gutenberg … Sort-of

As WordPress 5.0 and the new Gutenberg editor release date approaches, the topend PageBuilders continue to release new feature at a blistering pace. Thrive Architect …

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Help in Making Sense of JavaScript UI Frameworks

The principal problem confronting Web Developers is the exponential rate of change in the IT industry. There is simply not enough time to check out …

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Bootstrap Moves Aggressively Mobile

In our web development JavaScript frameworks like Bootstrap, Foundation Zurb and INK have been vital players. Bootstrap in particular has been used to deliver mobile …

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Creative Designs Possible with WordPress SiteBuilders

Okay what is a WordPress SiteBuilder? Shhh don’t tell anyone but this is the potent combo of  a Multilayout Theme [think free Astra, Generate Press, …

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Web Development Topics for 2nd Half of 2018

Web Development is trending good and bad. Bad  is Facebook, Twitter and Google – the top three secret personal-data harvesters who are also shucking their …

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Cookie Law Combines with GDPR

EU’s GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation of 2018 had a privacy predecessor regulation, the EU Directive of 2011 called the Cookie Law. The directive …

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WordPress Invades Z-index Space with ToolTips

Now let us be clear, WordPress themes and plugins have been operating in Z-index space for many years. Sliders, animations, and popup modals have been …

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ARI Adminer: Pro WordPress Database Tool

Monitoring your WordPress database tables has long been a nuisance  – not any more. Within the past 3 years a steady stream of improved plugins …

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BoldGrid Offers Free Cloud WordPress Site

I could not quite believe what BoldGrid  is offering – a free Cloud-based WordPress site with few strings attached. So why not try it: And voila here …

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The Big Push for Data Privacy: GDPR

General Data Protection RegulationsGDPR is the response to the Wild World of Web data stolen, collected and exchanged on individual Eurpoean citizens. The rules of …

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WordPress PageBuilders Become SiteBuilders

It started with Beaver Builder creating its add-on Beaver Themer last year. What Beaver Themer does is allow developers and users to takeover creating the …

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CSS Hero 3: Developers Will Like This Tool

CSS Hero 3 has added its latest version to the very competitive WordPress CSS IDE Styler market. Two other tools, Yellow Pencil and MicroThemer also …

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JavaScript Ascendancy

Javascript has achieved ascendancy in Web development  Over the past 26 years of Web Development, many programming languages have had reigns as the major language …

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CSI Best Member’s Website: A Tour-de-force Design for a WordPress Newby

Your Head for the Hills Here New Website Challenge Creating a brand new website is a daunting task even if you are using the most …

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The Depths of Web Security

Cyber Attacks Have Become PervasiveThere are three World Wide Webs – the Surface Web which most people browse, the Deep Web which is the hidden purview of …

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Gutenberg 2.1 Version Feb 1 2018

Gutenberg Review As promised in our previous Gutenberg posting, this is the first of a continuing “look see” at how Gutenberg is progressing. The 2.1 …

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WordPress Revolution: MultiPurpose Themes + PageBuilders

In the past 5 years the combination of Multi-Purpose/Multi-Layout themes with advanced PageBuilders have revolutionized “no-coding” required interactive Webpage creation. This is important as designers …

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Gutenberg: New WP Visual Editor

This post represents the start of a series of posts about the new WordPress Visual Editor, Gutenberg. But first we need to review the state …

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Meetup Review: Wed. Jan 18th

How New Web Design Has Changed and Obsoleted this Layout As suspected getting through the the first of a WordPress Starters Guide proved to be full …

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CSSHero and SiteOrigin: CSS Styling IDEs

Have you ever had the problem that you just can’t seem to correct the CSS on one of your WordPress websites?  Your browser’s Inspect command  …

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MobiRise Bootstrap IDE for Fast Website Design

The last five years have seen the rise of open, free and popular CSS+HTML5+JS frameworks like Bootstrap, Foundation Zurb and Ink for creating mobile responsive …

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