The WordPress Customizer. Great overview by Eric Lewis to an awesome API.
We’ve had an AppleTV sitting at home, boxed, for a couple months now. I purchased it when I bought our ridiculous TV, and have been one HDMI cable shy of getting it hooked up. Today I picked one up from Freddie’s.
Whoa, AppleTV is an amazing experience now. My parents had a version one or two several years back which was a bit meh — ok, so I can play the media I already have in my library, or purchase from the iTunes Store. With the addition of AirPlay and content from Netflix, YouTube, and other providers, it’s become much, much better.
Speaking of, Fusion has some real estate in the AppleTV digital storefront (not sure what the appropriate terminology is). When the channel launched in December, I didn’t think much of it. But it’s really neat! And Fusion produces great content. I’ve watched more clips in the past half hour than I’ve watched on the website in the last month.
Experiencing Fusion through AppleTV underscores how version 1.0 this whole post-cable video business is though. I have my iPhone out, and I’m just using it as a remote. The experience could be so much more.
While I’m watching a given clip, I want a synchronized second screen experience where I can dive deeper into the story — videos with links. When the clip is over, I want answers to "what next?" Stories like that of San Pedro Sulas shouldn’t dead end, they should take me deeper into the issue — from informational to educational to empowering.
- Every video has a unique URL.
- Web experience for the video is highly visual and interactive — engagement that doesn’t take me 100% away from the video like text does.
- When I visit the video’s web page, I’m promoted to sign in via Facebook or Twitter so Fusion can keep track of the clips I’ve watched and let me follow topics, personalities, or series.
- Like Amazon has on product pages, functionality so I can ask a question of the clip and have the producer or other viewers answer.
Introducing Shortcake. UI framework for your WordPress shortcodes. Fusion’s first (of many) open source projects.
“Use different Apple IDs for iCloud and iTunes?” Yes, but not willingly…
Digging Into The WordPress Customizer. If you aren’t yet sold on how cool Customizer is, prepare to have your mind blown. Great presentation by Nick Halsey, the GSoC student hacking on the menu customizer.
Developer Experience. First attribute: Time to value. How long does it take a developer to get productive with a new system?
MP6 as WordPress’ Twitter Bootstrap for the admin. An idea I pitched on make/core — I want this so bad.
It would be nice if the ellipsis was clickable to show the entire comment.
I love that Chrome is smart about saving form details. When I accidentally click away, and then hurriedly hit the “Back” button, there’s all my data again. Nice touch.
How Car2Go Ruins Car2Go. Spot on — I had this exact experience tonight. One car within 10 blocks, couldn’t reserve because it locked me out of my account, and the car was taken by the time I got there. Plus, their password reset process is horrid on mobile.