HTTP/2 requires a secure server connection. Although encryption is not a requirement introduced by the HTTP Working Group, all browser support HTTP/2 only if the site is encrypted (using TLS or silmilar protocol).
If your site doesn’t have HTTPS enabled, head over to the previous article explaining how to obtain and install a free HTTPS certificate.
The good news is that most modern browsers already support HTTP/2.
It’s an important landmark for the entire web: Let’s Encrypt has entered public beta offering free HTTPS certificates. Never has it been so easy for the developers and system admins to obtain an SSL certificate.
This guide has been tested on Debian v. 8.2 running Apache v. 2.4.
Google Cloud Platform is Google’s response to highly popular Amazon’s AWS platform. I decided to give it a go and see how easy it is to set up a fully fledged Virtual Machine using Compute Engine.
Google Cloud Platform is a premium service but it offers a free trial including $300 of credit to spend on all its services over 60 days.
WordPress has just been updated to version 4.3. What does it mean for casual editors? At first you will notice further improvements to the front-end customizer. After a widget editor added in WP 3.9 and improved in version 4.0, now is time for a long awaited menu editor. You no longer have to restore to editing a menu in one browser tab and refreshing the front-end view in the other. All happens within a compact and easy-to-use user interface. You might find this feature particularly handy if you are editing multiple menus at once out if you want to tweak the word length to achieve the desired visual balance.
Next comes a welcome change to the text editor. Markdown shortcuts for adding lists and headings.
Insert “##” at the beginning of a new line to create a heading, use “-” to insert a list and “>” to start writing a quote.
Originally introduced in the Jetpack plugin this feature has been merged with the WordPress core now. You can upload a min. 512×512 px image via the Customizer and WordPress will take care of serving the right fav image to the browser or a mobile device.
Vw, vh, vmin and vmax are viewport-based measurements units. Jonathan Snook and Chris Coyer covered them in their blog articles over 3 years ago and while these units were not well supported at the time, nowadays we can use them with higher confidence.
Vw and vh are viewport-percentage lengths. 100vw equals the viewport width and 100vh equals the viewport height.
Vmin equal the smaller of vw or vh and vmax equal the bigger of two.
These units are similar to percentage-based measurements. The main difference in between
vh/vw is that
% is relative to the parent element while
vh/vw takes into consideration only the browser’s viewport.