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  1. Ted Clayton

    The AwesomePress font-icons sound cool. Usually, to use a given font-resource, the font must be present on the visitor’s computer. Does AwesomePress somehow allow us to use these fonts as graphics, without requiring the font to be installed on the client?

  2. Ted Clayton

    WP Ultimate Recipe – I used to pan recipe & food activities on the computer & online (yawn) … but have recently seen the light. This venue does have various kinds of useful legs. During my survey of the scene, though, I noticed several factors to bear in mind.

    1.) Common Standards & Formats. Interchangeability. Export/Import capability. Hey … type ‘recipe’ into the WordPress plugin-search, and behold – 81 titles. And there are interesting differences among them. You don’t want to laboriously type-in your recipes, only to have all that work locked-in (that’s a naughty word, people) to any one plugin. In fact, you largely don’t want to be laboriously typing-in, period … you mostly want to import at least the bones of standard recipes, and then maybe edit to personalize or specialize.

    2.) Nutrient-integration. Meal-collation. Shopping-list. Recipes can be collated into meals (and weekly & monthly plans), which can be integrated with the famous USDA Food Nutrients Database to show you the nutrient composition of food-items, meals, and entire ongoing dietary regimes. Want to go on a low-carb diet? Getting guff from the Doc about glycemic sensitivity? Did you join the local Mixed Martial Arts MMA gym, and aim to be a lean, mean fighting-machine?

    Then after you’ve picked the weight-class you should be able to drop down to, and the BMI you think you can achieve, and have laid out the meal-plans that will get you there … the right recipe program can build the shopping-lists that will keep your home pantry stocked with all the ingredients needed to prepare the meals that take you there.

    3.) Notice that once we have good Import/Export capabilities, it then becomes attractive for plugins to increasingly specialize … and to thus become smaller & simpler in their mission & coding … and thus to be more suitable to the plugin-game. Common formats & interchangeability of recipe data & content create a virtuous-circle of plugin enhancement & promotion.


  3. I must fall into the latter category of newly energized programmers. My first widget had some underlying code that relied on some tech which was about to be mothballed… so you can imagine my motivation to get new code in there to keep my plugin alive lol!
    See Trading Signals Widget

  4. Ted Clayton

    @ChrisM – Thanks! I had seen these odd blips about embedded & embedding fonts …

    That it’s CSS, and a URL-pointer for the modified font-file, makes it preferable to a ‘service model’ .

    I took a little Latin and Greek, and have a few special interests. The 1086 Domesday Book of England is now online, with searchable translations of the Norman Latin (and an API for the whole database). Currently, you can get modern English, beside an image of the text from the book.

    A custom font for the Domesday Latin is anticipated. The entire book was hand-written by one person, so it is consistent throughout.
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    My specific interest in AwesomePress, and Font Awesome, is that it can potentially enhance the appearance of an aggressively low-bandwidth WordPress installation (a special project of mine).

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