In the North a marriage was already real when woman and man consented to it […]. [This] may well help explain what happened to the whole economic machine around the North Sea over centuries […].

Women and men needed the time to get together the resources needed to start an independent life […]. So there were years in their lives when young people could go into service […] or work as journeymen hiring on by the day. Most of all, they could move.

By the late thirteenth century, there are references to […] young and unmarried workers on short contracts who had special skills and travelled to find the demand for them. They had their own networks […] in building and shipping […]. Much later, some of these serious tramps would write down their own stories.

These men were knowledge marching. They didn’t like the idea of being used by officials […], so they shifted about in small groups […] and […] kept crossing the boundaries between the various princedoms to stop any authority coming down hard on them.

A man whose life was tied to land and early marriage […] could never have […] stayed away so long; but these men were free to travel to make a living.

Michael Pye, The Edge Of The World—How The North Sea Made Us Who We Are

Oh, bugger.

As reported by reliable sources today, WordPress sites all over the world currently are being hacked by extremists. Defacements with symbols of terrorist organizations have been spotted.

Hackers are exploiting vulnerabilities in plugins such as [you think we let you tell’em, sucker?! hahahaha!!!]. Even this site has been affected, and the owner hasn’t yet managed to bring it back to normal. Help, anyone!!

Update: Got it fixed by restoring to my latest nightly backup. Whew. Has anyone mentioned backups to you yet? Awesome stuff.

FBI seal defacement on GlückPress

Sprungmarken und Fußnoten in WordPress

Sprungmarken und Fußnoten kannst du in WordPress mit einfachem HTML erstellen. Das geht tatsächlich so leicht, dass jeder Umweg über einen Shortcode oder ein Button im visuellen Editor nichts weiter als unnützen Ballast für deinen Workflow bedeuten würde. Hier findest du ein Beispiel, wie du Sprungmarken (oder: Anker) und Fußnoten über den Text-Editor in WordPress hinzufügst.

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I wish WordPress theme authors would get this tattooed to the back of their retina, so they’d be constantly reminded.

Responsive web design solves an important problem: it makes the same content comfortably digestible between different devices. For folks to receive different content just because they have different devices would be unacceptable.

Similarly, it’s unacceptable for a design to dictate the nature of the content. We wouldn’t tell an editor, “Lose that, will you? It makes the design look wrong.”

Heydon Pickering, Quantity Queries for CSS