So, Gutenberg releases tomorrow. If things go as planned obviously. My thoughts on Gutenberg will have to wait. I just wanted to write a view as a normal user of WordPress and Gutenberg.[Read more…] about It was the day before Gutenberg
Yesterday StudioPress released an update to their Genesis framework. Upgrading it to 2.7 as a step to get Genesis to work even more nicely with Gutenberg when it releases later this month as well as rewriting some of the old code used (Genesis is old!) php as a language is still developing and getting better and more secure as time passes on.
In reflection to this Genesis now require a php version of atleast 5.3 or greater to work. This is quite a nice step as the latest stable version of php I believe is 7.2. And with the lower grade versions slowly but surely getting their security support dropped? If your using old php? please upgrade your web hosts and servers to a newer version since they are far more secure. And security is important.
For more information or if you want to read the original information post you can read it here.
I am hype for the future with StudioPress and Gutenberg as well as for WordPress and Gutenberg.
Welcome welcome all, to the lovely site of Henrik Blomgren, freelancer extraordinare with a focus on web & print design.
Not that this is my first rodeo and web & print design isn´t all I am interested in but it made for a catchy introduction.
I am a freelance web & print designer residing in Kalmar County, Sweden. Trying to find my own “voice” while writing. You could call this a trial, you could also call it a starting point.
Finding your own voice online is not easy. It changes freely depending on the category of writing you want to do. For me, as I have made the choice to start writing again it is a double experience as I reside in Sweden so English isn´t my first language. This means every post I write is training and after being away for over a year, training is what I need.
Welcome to my starting point. The first step has been taken.
A blog, about what?
My interests are videogames, design and writing. With such a wide range of interests I have chosen a few parts of the large area. It will make more sense as you read on. This place is going to focus on a couple things:
WordPress is one of the largest CMS in the world. A couple years ago it powered 25% of the internets websites. Which is quite a large amount and it is reaching for new heights with the introduction of Gutenberg, “blocks” for creating the most amazing content.
This mean I will be covering new updates to WordPress and write about the CMS itself, my thoughts about it, how I use it and what I would like to see change for the future.
I am planning on making this place into my own online theme shop. As such it is a interesting idea to write about design aspects of my own themes or how I chose to solve various “issues” in design.
This also includes mobile. You cannot design a website today without thinking about the mobile version. As so many people browse the internet today on a mobile. A stunning website on Desktop might lose some impact on mobile.
My framework of choice while working with WordPress is Genesis. Every website I design relies on Genesis to work and as such it is quite a good idea to write about the framework itself.
Espacially now with Gutenberg coming and as a framework there is a lot of work for StudioPress to figure out how to make it all work together. Which they are working diligently and splendidly on already!
4. Technical stuff
I have gathered and experienced a lot of different computer cases, phone cases, different laptops and so on and on. As this is part of me being me I intend to at least at the beginning write about a bit tech stuff as well. All to find my own voice and see what I enjoy writing about the most. So expect me to review cases and laptops or compare Mac and PC stuff or whatever I feel like.
Large subjects, why?
Yes, these are quite large and wide subjects. This is because I have not gotten a speciality yet. I´m like a jack of all trades, knowledgeable in a large wide area of subjects but I am a master of none. Which brings both pros and cons. Pro in the sense you as the visitor get a wide range of subjects(hoping to find a good level) and they are not going to go extremely deep so you need ot be a master of said subject to understand what the crap I´m talking about.
In the future, obviously these subjects might change. I may find my speciality and choose to focus on it. If that time comes then I will let you all know as responsible as I am for this it is kinda a must do.
On the subject of posting. Yes I have a lot I want to write about. I am not sure about how to write a lot of these things down as my choice of descriptions or language might make it hard for people to understand so I am not placing myself under a schedule. I want quality over quantity for this place and thus it might take some time between when the posts are published.
Missing areas for now
As you most likely noticed right now (November 2018) I do not have any themes not do I have a portfolio up. Why is that you ask? Because this is the starting point. What I intend to start building an audience with and during 2019 I intend to finish a design incorporating themes, my portfolio and be something I can proudly show of to anyone interested. This starting point is for me writing about the large subjects above, there might even be a post or two out of that subject range. Just because I really like writing.
So to finish things of. I hope we are going to enjoy this journey together, creating something both useful and awesome for both me, the creator and you, the visitor. Hello World, again!