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  1. SpinRewriter breaks several repo guidelines and contains at least one security vulnerability. It’s already been reported to the plugin repo folks.

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  2. jmjf

    >> I ordinarily need to use a Firefox Add-In to check the browser width and have another that emulates specific mobile devices.

    Why? In the default menu (no add-ins needed, but Firebug is nice), Web Developer Options, Responsive Design View lets you choose a preset size to emulate (defaults are common device screen sizes) or scale to any size, without changing your browser window size. The responsive frameworks I’ve seen only care about screen size (if they aren’t completely fluid). Trying to keep track of all the different devices is a nightmare that becomes even worse if you consider mobile Safari, native Android, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Dolphin, IE (on Windows Phone), whatever Blackberry is running, etc.

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  3. I’ve seen a number of these posts float by in the Tavern, and I just wanted to make sure to acknowledge the amazing value these posts provide to the WordPress community. Thank you, Marcus, for trying all these plugins and telling us about the new stuff.

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  4. @David – I’m sure Marcus will appreciate the kudos. These types of posts were popular on Weblogtoolscollection.com but they never contained more than just a snippet of text describing them. I think Marcus is a doing a great job of not only describing the plugins but providing more context behind them.

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  5. @Jeffro – Yah, I remember the WTC ones, and you’re exactly right about why the posts Marcus is making are such an improvement. It’s not that it’s a regular list of the plugins changing in the repository, it’s the depth and clarity of the explanation of the plugins that makes it so much more useful. In many cases he’s saying more, and more clearly, than the plugin repository listing from the author even does.

    Since I’ve got your ear, I also want to say that I’ve been really cheered by the work you guys have been doing here, Jeffro. I’ve been a fan for years and it’s great to see WPTavern getting back into form. It’s quickly becoming indispensable.

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  6. @David Thanks for your kind words. It’s my pleasure to bring these to the community every day. It’s something I have wanted to do for a long time and finally have an appropriate outlet for it thanks to @Jeffro. Like others, I was a fan of the WebLogTools daily briefing, but it lacked clarity or context as to what the plugin was actually like beyond the description. Hopefully the “frosting” that I’ve added helps to bridge the gap and make others in the community more aware of what the great developers out there are producing. With an awareness that a majority of this reading audience is a designer or developer, I try to frame my opinions and observations with a Designer/Client scenario in perspective. Glad to see that people appreciate the hard work of independent developers as much as I do. It’s a unique trait that makes the WordPress community so strong.

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