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Todd Jones

September 2020 World of WordPress includes acquisitions

In today’s World of WordPress, we are talking music at WordCamp Austin, acquisitions, and creating a virtual year-in-review for WordPress in 2020. WordCamp Austin to have music. I like that WordCamp Austin is going to include music in this year’s virtual event. In years past, Austin has become a center stage for many musicians. Every year, the South by Southwest festival includes a large contingent of musicians, so this seems like a nod of the cap. SXSW was unable to hold their even this year due to COVID. September is the last day for submissions, so we will wait to

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Using the AVIF Next-Generation Image Format on your Sites for Faster Loading Images

Netflix has an amazing track record of pushing for technology changes that help the web and open-source projects. One of the more recent development pushes has been by Netflix is the AVIF next-generation image format. The AVIF image format is meant as a replacement for the JPEG image format but with better compression results. The acronym of AVIF stands for AV1 Image File Format. The format was developed by the Alliance for Open Media in collaboration with Google, Cisco, and Xiph.org. Google Chrome added AVIF image format support in release 85. AVIF image format support is also coming to an

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