HTML5 Boilerplate v9.0.0 Released

That took a while! This release features a ton of changes. We removed Modernizr, Normalize.css, Babel, Internat Explorer support, Google Analytics and the server configs. We also swapped out Parcel for Webpack.

Here’s the full Changelog:

  • Removing tile images #3023
  • Add Prettier #3011
  • Remove Modernizr #3002
  • Drop Normalize.css #2960
  • Create WebPack build to ship with the project #2650
  • Sets package to private by default #2888
  • Removes Babel and upgrades our gulpfile to use ES Modules #2831
  • Farewell Internet Explorer! #2773
  • Remove apache-server-configs/.htaccess #2779
  • Moving docs out of src and dist #2655
  • Replace Parcel with Webpack #2641
  • Add SVG Favicon #2554
  • Remove Google Analytics #2547
  • Rename master branch to main #2583
  • Remove humans.txt #2584
  • Add a template repository #2391
  • Remove plugins js #2346
  • Rename CSS file #2342 and JS file #2341

I Have to Migrate Seven Domains to WP Engine in 9 Days

My long-time (23 years!) host is shutting down suddenly and forcing me to do something I’ve wanted to do for many years now and really never had the time- move from my old-school host to modern WordPress hosting… I’m actually excited by it since it’s going to give me some new tools to simplify the management of all of these sites and might get me to do a redesign of one or more of these sites, which would be fun.

That said… 9 days! So far it seems like it’s going to be possible. WP Engine offers a nice migration tool and once that’s run, for four or five of the sites, it’s just a matter of switching over DNS. Some of the sites are a bit more complicated but I think even those sites will be okay. It’s not like it matters! They’re pulling the plug on the 14th either way.

I’ll update here as I go through the process.

I actually have some book news to share, soon, as well. Maybe that post will be on the new host…

I’m Currently Looking For Work and Looking for Open Source Sponsors

It’s been such a short time at my new job I never posted about it here. That didn’t stop me from being laid off ????

So, if you’re looking for a Front-End Architect or Director of Engineering, please let me know.

Anyway, in the tradition of making lemonade from lemons, I finally set up a GitHub sponsors page. If you’d like to support my open source work, that’s where it happens.

main.css v3.0.0 released

main.css version 3.0.0 was just released. It’s actually a small release, but it carries a breaking change so we’ve bumped a major version. Here’s the glorious changelog:

  • Rename sr-only class to visually-hidden (#109)
  • Remove print thead rule (#101)
  • Remove Vendor-prefixed ::selection (#93)
  • Lots of dev dependency and npm publishing updates

There’s more to come as we slowly but surely make our way towards HTML5 Boilerplate v9.0.0