It’s been a busy year and keeping up with updates has been… well, non-existent.
But a piece of news that dropped today inspired me to shout from this digital rooftop: Google has dropped support for IE11 in its core search experience.
It’s such a cliché when the chef heads home and eats instant noodles. The carpenter’s house is full of broken furniture. But so it was: that our nine-year-old website had gone fallow.
“Typefaces are like speaking with an accent”.
Optimised images on the web are important for performance and user experience, which in turn are important for search engine visibility and engagement.
With changes to the way WordPress handles images in late 2019, we are taking a careful approach to handling images on the modern web. The main goal: to ensure that the browser loads an appropriately-sized image for its current context. It’s not as easy as it sounds.
…and it’s corollary: just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.
That is all.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply in the EU from 25 May 2018.
While Hong Kong is not in the EU, you may wish to consider taking steps to comply. You may have some of your global audience in the EU, or simply wish to apply good practices to your corner of the web.
In any case, in Hong Kong we have the PDPO, which is a set of principles, contravention of which are not directly criminal offenses (but could result in an enforcement notice from the Commissioner, which is enforceable). We like to see a healthy interwebs, with trust and good behaviour being the norm.