Too many emails, image compression, link hover effect and more

Too many emails, image compression, link hover effect and more

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Phew! Fortunately the craziness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us for another year. And hopefully next year I will receive a lot less email, because I unsubscribed from many lists. I mean I don’t mind that plugin/theme developers and people from the industry send me one email, but some of them (looking at you WP Rocket) found it necessary to email me 4 or 5 times! Bizarre, really.

Anyways, you’re probably hungry for some links that you haven’t yet seen plastered over the interwebs, here we go:

You might not need it on a daily basis, but some sites use files and file icons to show them. An example is the TeSelle Family History website we developed.

An icon font for files. The collections contains icons for files of the following types:
doc, docx, log, txt, wps, csv, dat, ppt, xml, mp3, wav, avi, mov, mp4, 3ds, max, gif, ai, svg, pdf, xls, xlsx, sql, exe, js, html, xhtml, css, asp, ttf, dll, 7z, zip, c, cs, java, swift, torrent, php, hh, go.
CSS File icons

New image compression app by GoogleChromeLabs to compress any kind of image you can think of: Squoosh.

The other day I read (yet another) article about the new editor coming to WordPress. Towards the end the writer of the article titled Let’s Take A Very Serious Look At Gutenberg touches on the blatant disregard and violation of privacy rights (GDPR) as well as WordPress’ very own Plugin Guidelines.
Matt Mullenweg and cohorts are rising above the law?

If you’re looking for a cool way to show an image when the site visitor hovers over a link, then pick your favourite from this Codrops demo and then go to the tutorial to learn how to implement it!

Regarding the release of WP 5.0 (with the new editor) the latest news is that there no longer is a release date. The original release schedule was November 19 with a fallback to November 27 (yesterday), with a 2nd fallback to January 22, 2019. Last week it was decided that yesterday’s deadline was too tight, but for some mysterious reason the release date was not automatically moved to the second fallback date of January next year.
Matt Mullenweg must love it to play the dictator that can change the rules on a whim, although I fail to see how that goes hand in hand with democratizing publishing?

If any of you read articles via Torque Magazine, then you also must have realised how the quality of their content has been on the decline whereas the quantity has gone up. If you want to make your voice heard about that, they’re doing a readers survey until December 2.

And that’s a wrap for this week.