This is our last Kirby Kosmos edition in 2017.
About 2 weeks ago, we published Kirby 2.5.7 with important security fixes. Security patches for 2.3.x and 2.4.x are also available if you can’t update to 2.5.7 yet. We highly recommend that you update your installations to apply these fixes.
The first Kirby Workshop in November in Düsseldorf was a huge success. 20 people learned a lot of tips and tricks for optimizing their Kirby websites. There are still a few seats left for Bastian's next workshop in January 2018 in Munich.
Kirby in the Wild
Virtual Reality Solutions
Over the last month, Kirby plugin developers have been busy coming up with new ideas. Here are their results:
Enhance Kirby's native search capabilities with Pedro Borges' new Kirby Fuzzy Search plugin (beta, free).
Kirby SimpleMDE is a complete rewrite of the already great Enhanced Textarea field by Thomas Günther (free).
Julien Gargot's Taxonomies plugin aims to facilitate creating vocabularies and terms while trying to maintain relations between them if stuff is moved.
Dennis Kerzig is the author of the broken links finder Panel widget for Kirby (free).
Kirby Highlight incorporates a PHP port of the well-known highlight.js library to add code highlighting on the server side (free).
- Kirby CommonMark is a custom markdown parser component for Kirby with support for the complete CommonMark spec based on league/commonmark.
Always test third party plugins thoroughly before using them in production!
Kirby in Style: Themes
- Geoff Graham has put together a collection of grid starter layoutson CSS Tricks that help kick-start your next project if you are new to CSS grid layout.
- Another SSL certificate provider - Comodo - has changed owner. Read why this may be a problematic.
In his Inclusive Design Checklist Heydon Pickering is collecting resources that deal with inclusive design considerations including accessibility, performance, device support, interoperability, and language. If you want to contribute, your pull request is welcome.
- Funkify is a plugin for Chrome "that helps you experience the web and interfaces through the eyes of extreme users with different abilities and disabilities".
This & That
If you'd like to automate and schedule commands in a linux environment with cron jobs but don't know where to start, check out this tutorial.
In her article The Art of Comments, Sarah Drasner writes about the why of commenting code and what differentiates a good comment from a bad one.
- Stefan Baumgartner asks in The Best Request is No Request, Revisited, if the old rule of avoiding HTTP requests still holds true for HTTP/2.