I am currently beta-testing the upcoming WordPress 3.5 release (scheduled for December). One of the major features of the new release is the new and improved media management, deeply redesigned under the leadership of Daryl Koopersmith (@koop). In the words of lead developer Andrew Nacin: The biggest thing we’ve been working on is overhauling the…Read more "Notes on the WordPress 3.5 Media Uploader"
Update (Feb 5 2014): I came up with a better method (github link), wrapping everything inside a function: I’m sharing here a little php trick I came up with for a recent WordPress site: I needed to create alphabetic listings of persons and order them by their last name, but at the same time, I…Read more "Sorting titles by last name in WordPress"
A derivate of the Karla webfont, with extra glyphs for the support of French language.Read more "Karmilla: a friendly fork of Karla"
A list of my contributions (bug reports, patches, little improvements) for the WordPress 3.5 user interface.Read more "My contributions to WordPress 3.5"
In the beginning of 2011, I wrote a post about the status of video formats on the web. After years of non-compatibility, there was finally hope that implementing video on the web would become much easier, thanks to Google purchasing and open-sourcing the WebM codec. Now, more than two years after Google’s announcement (May 2010),…Read more "Status of WebM encoding on OSX?"
This post describes a rather simple use case of the Vimeo API in the frame of a WordPress theme. This practical example is taken from the Kunstraum Kreuzlingen website, for which I implemented a WP theme in early 2012. The objective What do we actually want to achieve? We want to embed a video gallery…Read more "Using the Vimeo API in WordPress"
This is a concept paper that describes a very simple plugin that handles event management in WordPress. Q: There are hundreds of plugins doing exactly this — why a new one? A: All the plugins I tested are more complicated than needed. I tried many of them. I think that my concept is more simple,…Read more "Minimalistic event management for WP"
A talk about the libre/open-source typography ecosystem, given at the 13th RMLL meeting in Geneva. In French. July 2012.Read more "libre fonts @ RMLL 2012"
As I’m exploring the aesthetics of monospaced fonts, and their potential (mis)use as proportional body text fonts — similar to the work done by OSP and LibreGraphics Magazine on the NotCourier Sans / PropCourier Sans font  — I noticed this: The extremely widespread Courier New font (and it’s derivates Nimbus Mono L, Tex Gyre…Read more "Investigating the boldness of some fonts"
There is a serious issue with the Adobe Webfonts (Minion Pro, Caslon, Garamond, Adobe Text Pro…) currently served by Typekit: they are practically unusable for languages other than English, because of their enormous filesize. Typekit gives us two choices for language support: only English (“Default”) or other languages (“All Characters”). That’s fine for a font…Read more "A 1500 kb webfont, really?"