Try the New Material Design Capabilities for WordPress

If you like to build websites with WordPress, then you’re in for a treat.

Now, for the first time, you don’t need to know how to code to use Google’s popular Material Design system on your WordPress website; the web giant has released a WordPress plugin and theme to import its colors, icons, UI elements, and typography straight into your CMS.

Google already provided a set of tools for generating Material Design themes, but until now you needed to know how to copy that code across to your site files. With this latest plugin and theme, all you need to do is click and go.


You need to install both the plugin and theme to take advantage of Material Design for WordPress. Using the add-ons, you can tweak your typography via Google Fonts, add-in MD color, and even choose your own icons. If even that’s too much, pick one of the pre-built themes. One of the best features is that the plugin warns you if your customizations break accessibility guidelines, saving you a do-over when you discover it later on.

Google calls it “an experimental plugin and theme,” which means it’s subject to change. And Google has been quick to emphasize that the plugin is very much a work in progress, asking for feedback to help them direct future development efforts.

It’s a really great option for anyone who’s starting on the web, building their first site, or who really wants a nice reliable design system that they can build on in the future.

It’s yet another automation tool that has driven WordPress to the top of the technology pile and made it the CMS of choice for 40% of the web. As tech hots up and AI continues to develop, it’s hard to dismiss the idea that one day soon, our only contribution to websites will be paying the hosting bill!


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Popular Design News of the Week: February 8, 2021 – February 14, 2021

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers.

The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the most popular designer news that we curated from the past week.

Google’s Next Big Chrome Update Will Rewrite the Rules of the Web

10 Best Alternatives to Google Analytics in 2021

Gamification in UX Design: Designing Fun Experiences for Serious

UI Design Trends for Web and Mobile We Start 2021 With

Getting The Most Out Of Git

Appreciating the Unsung Heroes of WordPress

Simple CSS Line Hover Animations for Links

How to Kill a Unicorn

Animating a CSS Gradient Border

Color Spark – A Color Scheme Plugin for Figma

QuickLens – Inspect the UI Like a Pro

6 Important WordPress Gutenberg Updates to Be Aware Of

23 Exciting New Tools for Designers, February 2021

A UX Guide to Optimize Conversions

13 UX Tips That Will Improve Your Website’s SEO

Don’t Offer a Free Plan

The 25 Best Single Page Web Designs

Illustration Kit – Premium Open Source Illustrations Updated Daily

DesignOps: Just a New Buzzword?

Bilgge – a Privacy-paranoid Free Service for your Notes and Secrets

How to Deal With Designers in 10 Easy Steps

Website Optimization Checklist: Your Go-To Guide to SEO

JavaScript Minification Benchmarks

Framer is Dead · A Love Letter to my Prototyping Tool of Choice

The Differences in Web Hosting (Go with the Happy Path) – One Giant Pixel Canvas That Anyone Can Draw On


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10 Best Alternatives to Google Analytics in 2021

When you think of installing analytics, you probably reach for Google Analytics. And you wouldn’t be alone. The platform’s tight integration with SEO and the implication that using Google products is beneficial to ranking means that Google Analytics is the most commonly installed analytics solution globally.

Google Analytics isn’t a bad choice: it’s free, it’s fairly comprehensive, and it does indeed tie most SEO efforts up with a nice bow.

But Google Analytics is also slow, extremely bad for privacy — both yours and your users’ — and for many people, it’s too unwieldy, having grown organically over the years into a relatively complex UI.

Some alternatives are fast, privacy-friendly, and geared towards different specialisms. Today we’re rounding up the best…

1. Heap

Heap is an event-based analytics platform. That means you can tell not just how many people visited your site but what actions they took when they were there. This isn’t a unique proposition, but Heap is one of the best implementations.

Heap offers an auto-track tool, which is ideal for new installations because you can get up and running immediately and fine-tune the details later. That makes it great for startups, although it’s also the choice of major corporations like Microsoft.

Heap’s free plan includes 60k sessions per year and 12 months of data history, but when you outgrow that, the business plans start at $12,000/year.

2 ChartMogul

ChartMogul is geared towards SaaS that offer subscription plans, staking a claim as the world’s first subscription data platform.

Services like Buffer and Webflow use ChartMogul to monitor their revenue and analyze the ROI of changes to their features, design, and user experience.

Ideally suited for startups, ChartMogul pricing is based on monthly recurring revenue; it has a free plan for up to $10,000 MMR; after that, pricing starts at $100/month.

3. Fathom

Fathom is an awesome, privacy-first analytics solution. It offers a simple dashboard and is ideal for anyone looking for simple analytics information to verify business decisions.

Fathom is ideally suited to freelancers, or entrepreneurs with multiple projects, as it allows you to run multiple domains from a single account. Fathom is entirely cookieless, meaning you can ditch that annoying cookie notice. It’s GDPR, ePrivacy, PECR, CCPA, and COPPA compliant.

There’s a seven-day free trial; after that, Fathom starts at $14/month.

4. FullStory

FullStory is designed to help you develop engaging online products with an emphasis on user experience.

FullStory is a set of tools, making it ideal for large in-house teams or in-house teams working with outside agencies or freelancers. It pitches itself as a single source of truth from which everyone from the marketing department to the database engineers can draw their insights, helping digital teams rapidly iterate by keeping everyone in the same loop.

FullStory uses AI to track and interpret unexpected events, from rage clicks to traffic spikes, and breaks those events down to a dollar-cost, so you can instantly see where your interventions will have the most impact.

There’s a free plan for up to 1k sessions per month; once you outgrow that, you need to talk to the sales team for a quote.

5. Amplitude

Amplitude has one of the most user-friendly dashboards on this list, with tons of power behind it. For project managers trying to make science-based decisions about future development, it’s a godsend.

The downside with Amplitude is that to make the most of its powerful data connections, you need to pump a lot of data in. For that reason, Amplitude is best suited to sites that already have a substantial volume of traffic — among those customers are Cisco and PayPal.

Amplitude provides a free plan, with its core analytics and up to 10m tracked actions per month. For premium plans, you have to contact their sales team for a quote.

6. Mixpanel

Mixpanel is a little bit more than an analytics program, aiming to be a whole suite of web tools it has ventured into split testing and notifications.

Mixpanel is laser-focused on maximizing your sales funnel. One look at the dashboard, and you can see that Mixpanel, while very well designed, has too many features to present them simply; Mixpanel is ideally suited to agencies and in-house development teams with time to invest — you probably want to keep the CEO away from this one.

Mixpanel has a generous free plan for up to 100k monthly users, with its business plans starting at $25/month.

7. Mode

Mode is a serious enterprise-level solution for product intelligence and decision making.

Ideally suited to in-house teams, Mode allows you to monitor financial flow and output the results in investor-friendly reports. You can monitor your entire tech stack and, of course, understand how users are interacting with your product. Wondering who handles the analytics for Shopify? That would be Mode.

Mode has a free plan aimed at individuals, but this tool’s scope is really beyond freelancers, and the free plan’s only likely to appeal to high-price consultants and tech trouble-shooters. For the full business plan, you need to contact Mode’s sales team for a quote.

8. Microanalytics

Microanalytics is a relatively new analytics program with a lightweight, privacy-focused approach.

Microanalytics provides a simple dashboard with acquisitions, user location, technology, and the all-important event tracking to monitor user behavior. Microanalytics is compliant with the web’s most stringent privacy laws, including GDPR, PECR, and CCPA. The tracking code is just 1kb in size, meaning that you’ll hardly notice its footprint in your stats.

Microanalytics is free for up to 10k pageviews/month; after that, the monthly plan starts at $9.

9. GoSquared

GoSquared is another suite of tools, this time aimed at SaaS. Its primary product is its analytics, but it also includes live chat, marketing tools, and a team inbox.

If you’re tired of comparing multiple tools to help make the most of your startup, GoSquared kills several birds with one stone. Perhaps most importantly, if you’re beginning to build a team and don’t have any engineers onboard yet, GoSquared has an award-winning support team and an idiot-proof setup process.

GoSquared has a free plan that’s fine for evaluating the suite and integrating data from day one. As you begin to grow, paid plans start at $40/month.

10. Segment

Segment is a little different from the other analytics tools on this list; Segment is a layer that sits between your site and your analytics. It integrates with many of the tools on this list.

There are several benefits to this approach. The main one is that different teams within your enterprise can access analytics data in a form that suits them — designers can access complex data, and management can stick to revenue flow. It also means that you can switch analytics programs with a single setting in Segment and even migrate historical data into new apps. If you’re an enterprise that wants to future-proof its customer intelligence gathering, Segment is worth considering.

Segment is trusted by some of the web’s best-known names, from IBM to Levis, and…ahem…Google.

Segment is free for up to 1k visitors per month, and after that, the team plan starts at $120/month.


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CERTFR-2021-ALE-002 : Vulnérabilité dans Google Chrome (05 février 2021)

Le 04 février 2021, Google a publié un correctif pour la vulnérabilité CVE-2021-21148 affectant son navigateur Chrome. Cette vulnérabilité permet un débordement de tampon dans le tas.

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SAP reconnu 2ème meilleur employeur au classement Top Employer France

SAP France a été reconnu comme 2nd meilleur employeur de France pour 2021 par le Top Employers Institute. Le leader du logiciel d’entreprise d’origine Européenne progresse cette année de 4 places et se voit certifié pour la 9ème année consécutive au niveau national.

SAP est ravi d’être à nouveau certifié comme employeur de choix, en particulier dans un environnement difficile qui a bouleversé les normes personnelles et professionnelles. En 2021, l’entreprise reste plus que jamais engagées envers ses collaborateurs : continuer à développer des politiques de travail flexibles; aider les employés à maintenir leur bien-être physique et mental; investir dans l’apprentissage et le développement; évoluer vers un lieu de travail encore plus inclusif; et continuer à attirer les meilleurs talents et les plus diversifiés.

« L’expérience collaborateur figure au cœur des priorités de l’entreprise. Notre conviction fondamentale est que les équipes les plus diversifiées fournissent les résultats les plus innovants. Chaque jour, nous nous efforçons de rendre notre lieu de travail plus inclusif et de favoriser un environnement où les collaborateurs  peuvent se développer tout ayant un impact positif sur le monde qui nous entoure », déclare Caroline Garnier, Directrice des Ressources Humaines de SAP France.

Les organisations certifiées Top Employers s’engagent à fournir le meilleur environnement de travail possible à leurs collaborateurs à travers des pratiques RH innovantes qui privilégient l’humain.

SAP également reconnu comme l’un des meilleurs employeurs mondiaux en 2021

SAP a également a été reconnu comme Global Top Employer et se classe parmi les 16 premières entreprises au monde pour ses politiques et pratiques exceptionnelles en matière de ressources humaines. C’est la quatrième année consécutive que l’entreprise reçoit ce prix.

De plus, l’Amérique du Nord et l’Europe ont obtenu le statut de Top Employer régional. Avec des bureaux dans 130 pays, SAP est une entreprise mondiale et se réjouit que ses pratiques en matière de ressources humaines aient été reconnues dans les pays suivants : Belgique, Brésil, Canada, Chine, République tchèque, France, Allemagne, Grèce, Inde, Israël, Italie , Mexique, Pologne, Portugal, Russie, Afrique du Sud, Espagne, Turquie, Royaume-Uni et États-Unis.

Selon Sabine Bendiek , directrice des ressources humaines et membre de la direction de SAP SE, «La transformation numérique commence avec les gens. Je suis fier que l’équipe RH de SAP se soit adaptée aux vents contraires de 2020 avec agilité, résilience et empathie. En augmentant nos effectifs dans les périodes difficiles, en garantissant les niveaux d’engagement les plus élevés et en accordant la priorité à la santé de nos employés, l’équipe des ressources humaines s’est avérée être un véritable catalyseur de la réussite de l’entreprise. »

Être reconnu comme l’un des meilleurs employeurs mondiaux 2021 témoigne de la culture et des opportunités uniques qui font de SAP un lieu de travail formidable.

Le programme Top Employers Institute certifie les entreprises en fonction de leur participation et de leurs résultats à l’enquête « HR Best Practices Survey ». Cette enquête couvre 6 grands domaines RH, répartis en 20 thématiques telles que la stratégie de gestion des talents, l’environnement de travail, le Talent Acquisition, la formation et le développement des compétences, le bien-être au travail, ou encore la diversité et l’inclusion.

Pour en savoir plus sur la reconnaissance que SAP a obtenue en tant que lieu de travail de premier plan, en matière de diversité et d’inclusion, pour l’équilibre entre vie professionnelle et vie privée, et plus encore, visitez la section Prix des employeurs de

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À propos du Top Employers Institute

Le Top Employers Institute est l’autorité internationale qui certifie l’excellence des pratiques RH. Nous contribuons à accélérer l’impact de ces pratiques pour améliorer le monde du travail. Le programme de certification du Top Employers Institute permet aux organisations participantes d’être validées, certifiées et reconnues comme des employeurs de référence. Créé il y a 30 ans, le Top Employers Institute a certifié plus de 1 600 organisations dans 120 pays/régions. Ces Top Employers certifiés ont un impact positif sur les vies de plus de 7 millions de collaborateurs à travers le monde.

Top Employers Institute. For a better world of work.

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Alexa and Kubernetes: Deploying the Alexa Skill on Google Kubernetes Engine (IX)

Now, we have everything prepared and ready to go to a Kubernetes Cluster in a cloud provider. It is a fact that creating a cluster in any cloud provider manually is a difficult task. Moreover, if we want to automate this deployment, we need something that helps us in this tedious task. In this article, we will see how to create a Kubernetes Cluster and all of its required objects, deploying our Alexa Skill with Terraform using Google Kubernetes Engine.


Here, you have the technologies used in this project:

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