Weekly Tech Roundup – August 26, 2011

Weekly Tech Roundup

This week’s Tech Roundup includes what’s new in Firefox 6, a must-read on CSS best practices, and a review of caching plugins for WordPress.

Firefox 6 is here – Details of what’s new in Firefox 6. Have you upgraded yet? It took me a few days because I had to wait for all of my must-have add-ons to become available for the new version. I haven’t noticed much difference yet.

An Event Apart: CSS Best Practices – A bullet-point overview of Nicole Sullivan’s talk at An Event Apart Minneapolis, called “Our Best Practices Are Killing Us.” Fascinating statistics and a must-read for any designer or developer.

Komodo Edit Is a Versatile Open Source Code Editor for Windows, Mac, and Linux – Looking for a new code/text editor? You might want to take a look at Komodo, especially if you use more than one operating system. I am a big fan of Notepad++ but I’m going to give it a shot. If you’ve used it, feel free to share your experience in the comments.

8 Excellent WordPress Caching Plugins to Speed Up Your Site – If you run a WordPress site with a good amount of visitors, chances are good you’ll want to make your site faster at some point. One way to do that is to use a caching plugin. This article goes over 8 options.

Infographic about WP_Query – I love infographics. Even more when they are super useful like this one! If you’ve ever written or edited a custom WordPress theme you’ve probably come across WP_Query. Unless you’re a seasoned pro this is probably still a touch complicated but it should help you get a better understanding of how it works.

What Are Websites Made Of? (Infographic) – Yet another infographic with some very interesting stats about what makes up the web.

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