Striving for originality, usability, simplicity and style — Frique builds jQuery and WordPress plugins and themes that make life a little easier. Frique cares and writes about web and software usability, performance, development workflow and desire for perfection.



Some troubleshooting for a broken Apache installation after upgrading to OSX 10.10.4

I’m running a local server setup for my local web development using the built-in apache + homebrew PHP. After upgrading to OSX Yosemite 10.10.4 on july 2nd 2015, it broke (again). Here are some of the fixes in case anyone is in the same boat. Symptoms Localhost would say “This webpage is not available” and […]

Chrome + WordPress SSL bug

Potential fix for broken WordPress / WooCommerce sites related to HTTPS in Chrome.

One reason why your WP theme/plugin localization might be failing to load

I was translating a WordPress plugin to Dutch, and was ready to test it. So I visited the test site’s settings page where you can change the language. Sure enough the UI was now in Dutch, but the plugin text wasn’t. Everything seemed to be in place: files in the right folder, files had the correct filenames, load_plugin_textdomain […]

Lazy loading @font-face fonts

Quick tip on loading fonts a little later to prevent hidden text.

On usability and the MAS

The app’s design seems to break most accessibility rules and goes straight against the usually perfectionist Apple design approach towards the usability of both their software and hardware.

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Frique provides support for its premium products. If you own a license and seek help, check out the support page to either find your query already answered, or to submit a new issue.

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Behind the Brand

Berend is a front-end + WordPress web-developer based in the Netherlands and Thailand. More on his personal profile: