CSS-Tricks Chronicle VIII

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I catch a plane a week from tomorrow for Honolulu, Hawaii (first time!) where I’ll be doing a couple of events. A half-day workshop and a talk (both about workflow) at InControl then another talk at CSS Dev Conf. Lots of prep to do this week.

The whole CodePen team is working super hard lately for a major release. Our biggest yet. Can’t share a date yet but it won’t be too much longer.

There was no link anywhere on the site (other than buried in blog posts) for the Store. I updated the footer to do a big of a callout for it until I can decide on a better permanent place for it.

That photo is of Sara Cope. She and my friend Camden Sabat took some sweet Merch pics for me. Flickr set:

Someone called me out on a really old crappy WordPress-related article on this site. I was thinking of just taking it down because it really was pretty crappy. But instead, I updated each section of it and refuted my own dumb recommendations.

For the first time, I created an RSS feed for the Gallery. It just outputs titles, full size images, descriptions, and direct links when I have them. Normally I’d FeedBurner a feed like this to save bandwidth and give me metrics on it. But FeedBurner’s future seems very up in the air. I think I’ll just directly host it for now and see how it goes.

The RSS feed for Snippets (this one is older, thus IS on FeedBurner) was broken. Really dumb little thing about the XML header being output one line down instead of as the first line of the file. RSS XML is some finicky stuff. That’s fixed now and it barfed up a backlog of snippets onto Twitter.

Fox level subscribers have until December 5th to download videos from The Lodge. I originally wanted to offer video downloads to any Lodge subscriber, but costs are too high. Bear level subscribers will have access to all downloads of everything. Fox level subscribers have access to all videos, you’ll just need to watch them directly on the site.

I get to be part of The Pastry Box Project next year.

Mixture is definitely worth keeping an eye on, folks. Especially for those folks who really have gotten into fancied local development (e.g. static site generators, CodeKit, running local servers, etc). It’s on Windows too…

Estelle Weyl interviewed me for the Webstock Blog. I’ll be at Webstock in Feburary. I’m going to interview Estelle right back and post it on this blog.

I’m on the second video on this The Next Web post that was shot immediately after I spoke at FOWD New York. There is a weird ad first, but the video kicks in after that.