Old politics, new releases, and “Damn Daniel,” everything you need to know on the web, all in one place. This is Current Insights, a blog series where your friends at ClearRiver will keep you informed on the latest trends, news, and thoughts in the digital world.
It’s politics season (oh joy), and the campaigns are firing on all cylinders. Today, it’s unimaginable for a candidate to not have a website. In 1996, it was the opposite. 1996 brought forth the world’s first presidential candidate websites. It was a battle of Bill Clinton and Al Gore vs. Bob Dole and… what was his name? Oh yeah, Jack Kemp.
The Wall Street Journal did a very interesting interview with the individuals involved in the first ever presidential candidate websites. If you are curious to know what the sites looked like, you can visit them at dolekemp96.org.
Magento released a new patch which addresses some non-security related bug fixes introduced in the prior security update. We identified some of these issues on our client sites during the last update, so it’s nice that Magento has addressed the issues quickly.
Speaking of updates, WordPress is slated to release version 4.5 on April 12. Along with a bunch of other updates, some of the key features are:
- Responsive Preview of your site in the Customizer
- Additional Editor Shortcuts
- Optimization of Image Generation
If you are looking for someone to help you apply Magento updates to your ecommerce store, or to keep your WordPress install future-proof, please feel free to contact us.
If you haven’t yet seen the video that is sweeping the internet, I’m sorry for doing this to you. This is one of those things that, once the seed is planted, you’ll be thinking about it all day. The video is a compilation of short Vines, spliced together highlighting the fashion choices of our hero, Daniel.
The original video racked up an impressive 45 MILLION views in just a couple of weeks and brought the duo to the Ellen show. “Damn Daniel!”