Remember Me Easter Egg

Here’s a fun little easter egg to add to your WordPress login screen: make it so when you click the “Remember Me” checkbox that the song of the same name from Coco autoplays at the bottom of the login form: Here’s a quick and dirty plugin that does it:

Spoken Word: Bringing Read-Along Speech Synthesis to the Web

Back in December 2009 I did a hackathon to create an HTML5 Audio Read-Along (demo) which highlighted the text of words spoken in the corresponding audio being played. To introduce the project I wrote: When I was in college, my most valuable tool for writing papers was a text-to-speech (TTS) program [ReadPlease 2003]. I could paste in …

“Building with JavaScript in the Customizer” at WCUS 2017

At WordCamp US 2017 I gave a talk on “Building with JavaScript in the Customizer”. I was happy to have the opportunity to share the technical details on the Customizer’s architecture and JavaScript API, which saw many improvements in 4.9, in addition to being able to share the Customizer’s new user-facing features during State of the Word. The …