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Kirby Kosmos

Originally published via email on November 2, 2018.

The previews for the new Kirby website look really promising and a large part of the documentation is done. One of the highlights is the new contributors section with all the wonderful people who have supported Kirby 3 during development. If you are a supporter and have missed the call to action, you'll find the link to submit your details in the supporters' Slack channel.

Last call: There are still a few seats left for the next Kirby 3 Workshop on Monday, November 5, 2018 in Berlin.

Kirby in the Wild

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Kirby Plugins

Our developers have been busy again and created shiny new plugins for the upcoming Kirby 3 version. Here is a selection:

Many more are already available. Check them out in the Kirby plugins repo and filter by Kirby 3.

Always test third party plugins thoroughly before using them in production.

JavaScript

  • As its name suggests, JavaScript Visualizer is a tool for visualizing how your JavaScript code is interpreted (Execution Context, Hoisting, Closures, and Scopes).

  • The Project Guidelines repo contains a wealth of useful tips for handling (not only) JavaScript projects and the reasons why these should be applied – from using Git over documentation to licensing.

CSS/Color

  • In On Switching from HEX & RGB to HSL, Sara Soueidan explains why she made the switch to the HSL format.

  • Stefan Zweifel explains how to support Mojave Dark Mode in web apps.

  • Contraste is a nicely made Mac app that checks the accessibility of text colors according to WCAG guidelines. Free, requires macOS High Sierra or newer.

  • While color contrast is an important factor when designing a website, more consideration is required to make a website accessible. Richard Stach has tips for designing with color blind people in mind.

Content

Tools

  • CSS Scan for Chrome and Firefox lets you instantly inspect elements on a website and copy the computed styles to clipboard. Pricing: Pay what you think fair.

  • Siteaudit is a configurable command line tool that analyses your site and generates reports for Pagespeed, Lighthouse and A11y.

Programming (PHP etc.)

  • Looking to improve your programming skills? Courseroot has a list of free and paid courses on all sorts of subjects from beginner to expert.

Security

  • Improve your website's security with Mozilla's Laboratory, an experimental Firefox add-on that helps you to create Content Security Policy (CSP) headers.

This & That​

  • In his blog article Declaration, Jeremy Keith points out the advantages of having the choice between declarative and imperative options when coding for the web.

  • A List Apart has started a four-part series called "From URL to Interactive". The first article covers the server-to-client side, while the second one explores how HTML tags are transformed into the DOM and what we finally see when visiting a website. The other two are yet to come.

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