Recently WordPress 4.6 was released. Unfortunately there is a little error in the text editor: when you move down in content in the “text” view and then edit something it may happen that the view jumps back to the top.
In the past I also supported quite old software on my web site technically:
- Internet Explorer 8 (and older), which was published on March 5, 2008.
- Windows XP, whose official support has ended in April 2014 and which lacks support for SNI. Browsers running in Windows XP which don’t bring their own TLS implementation can not access my website using HTTPS (for example Chrome or Internet Explorer).
- Android 2 or older which also lacks the support for SNI.
Now it is August 2016. Windows XP and older versions of the Internet Explorer are obsolete and not widely used any longer. For example only 0.1% of the requests on my web site where using Internet Explorer 8. Older versions are practically non-existent. For Android 2 the situation is similar: less than 0.1%.
Therefore I decided to stop the support of this ancient software from now on. The web site now also uses HTTPS always (which means the browsers have to support SNI) and html5shiv is also not used any longer.
My example for WebGL was extended to handle touch events on smartphones and tablets.
At the moment only touches with one finger will be handled like click and drag using a mouse, so you can rotate the model with one finger. The recognition of gestures with two fingers for “pinch to zoom” is missing yet.
If you deal with WordPress you soon notice that static resources like style sheets or scripts get included with the parameter “ver”, as for example in the “Hemingway” theme:
If you then validate the website, as for example with Pingdom, the “ver” parameter will be treated as a problem for efficient caching since content delivered by URLs with parameters may not be stored in a cache but fetched from the original server for every single request.
On the other hand the version information is important for the correct function of themes and plugins, especially when they get updated – if you are an author in this area you should definitely pay attention to the note at the end of this post.
The Multicolumn Category Widget for WordPress now shows a placeholder text for the title in the configuration so you can see which default title will be used if you don’t enter a custom title.
“Accessibility” is being an important topic for me for many years. Therefore I take care that the content of my web site is useable with any browser or device.
Anyway I’ve overlooked one thing: people have a problem if they are blind or may use computers only with limited physical abilities and the web site displays an extensive menu above the content.