Handling responsive images on the web, with a focus on WordPress
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.
When you highlight everything, you highlight nothing.
…and it’s corollary: just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.
That is all.
“General Data Protection Regulation” in the European Union
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.
Spike Jonze directed video for the Apple HomePod
There is so much craft to be inspired by in this new ad for the Apple Homepod. directed by Spike Jonze, featuring FKA Twigs, and a new track by Anderson .Paak. If only homes could be responsive too.
Take a look at the making-of video (6:48).
Hong Kong Workshop: The Progressive Web: Building for Resilience with Jeremy Keith
Last week we attended this one-day workshop in Hong Kong, led by Jeremy Keith. He is a founder of one of our favourite agencies, Clearleft, in the UK.
It was an interesting take on the nuances of modern design and development for the web. Primarily, the need to get away from the ‘pixel-perfect’ mindset that permeated the design thinking of yesteryear.