Like children, websites need a village. ~ me Let’s be honest. All of us as web developers are frail, imperfect beings just like the rest of the world. The difference is that there is an aura around “tech” that makes clients and non-developers think that we perform magic. Because code seems like Chinese to… Read more Websites Need a Village
Images are one of the most important part of a website, but also basically the most technically challenging part — at least if you want to do them right. I previously wrote about optimizing your images for your website for free. It’s still my tride and true method, but it’s a very manual process and… Read more Making the WordPress Media Library Your Friend
FooBar is an awesome and easy way to add a notification bar across the top of your website. You can either do it personally by buying it online or ask UK website designers to do it for you, as it is one of the additional features they offer in their various packages without charging you… Read more Custom Social Icons for FooBar
OK. You’re going to hate me, but I’ll just come right out and say immediately that “Inbox Zero” is a myth. Seriously, if you are coming here in order for that little icon to say “Zero”, then you’ll be disappointed. But what I can promise, is that I live with between 3 and 20 unread… Read more How I Live in Inbox Zero Everyday
Sarah Gooding is stalking me… At least that’s the story I’m going with. First she casually referenced my article from last week — which was totally nice and kind. That’s always how these stalker types start, do a kind action just to make initial contact. Now she’s writing on my other admin color scheme ideas. She’s stalking me,… Read more Custom Admin Color Schemes are All the Rage Now!
So, WordPress just pushed version 3.8. It’s mostly an aesthetic update for the backend. But for me, who works in the backend of many, many sites every day, this couldn’t be better news. The old backend was not responsive, was designed with late 90’s design techniques, and was not optimized for speed in any way.… Read more Create a Custom WordPress Admin Color Scheme
Heads Up: This post is also an hodge-podge of Internet meme’s and a great illustration of using FooBox creatively. Have fun! As the sole proprietor of my life and business, I have several natural enemies that I have to face daily. They are real, like the Blerch: Facebook YouTube NyTimes BuzzFeed Any random crap on… Read more My Internet Addict Freedom Program
My wife is the source of all my nutritional ideals and choices. When we first got married, she basically said “I don’t buy salted butter”. It wasn’t a discussion. So far, the marriage has been worth ditching salted butter no question. Now, ten years later, salted butter has started cropping up in our fridge. “Oh,… Read more I Tried Salted Butter Again (Cart66 Review)
Many, many people have sung the praises of WordPress as a community, not just a piece of code. So I won’t bore you with that, but instead encourage you to Google it. But, today, I became part of the reason it’s a great community and not just a participant or by stander. I Made the WP… Read more I Made the WP World a Better Place!
WordCamp’s are really a ton of fun. And this time I got to experience it as a speaker, which was great. I’m looking forward to more speaking and more attending next year for sure. I think because I was speaking, I had a different awareness of the environment and what was going on all the… Read more 5 Take-aways from WordCamp LA 2013