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WordCamp London 2017: How and why to use screencasts to train users

I’m speaking again at this year’s WordCamp London. Find out more about my talk on screencasts for user training.

Re-learning to learn to code (and discovering JavaScript’s foibles!)

I don’t know JS So I’ve kinda got stuck in to learning JavaScript. I’ve previously said that I think JavaScript is like the assembler of the web: coding in vanilla JS isn’t really something you should do because it’s too… Continue reading →

Forays into WordPress Technical Developer Screencasts

Perhaps I should be a teacher after all? The whys and hows of my first forays into technical developer screencasts.

Websites without photos

Examples of websites that use no, or very few photos, simplifying design choices, and making them super fast.

Bear Notes – my new favourite Markdown editor and notes app

New iOS/OSX Markdown notes app “Bear” isn’t for everyone, but if you’re an Apple-using, Markdown-writing power user, it’s excellent. My new favourite.

Software doesn’t have to be terrible

TL;DR: We’re coding for the web all wrong. And it’s mostly because of the languages we’re using. We’re piling hack upon hack upon hack. Good coding principles and practices are becoming more common in web development, but I can’t help wishing we… Continue reading →

Thoughts on AMP

Some un-structured thoughts on Google’s (AMP) project and Facebook’s Instant Articles and how they might affect small publishers.

What will WordPress be?

Change is upon us! If you work with WordPress, that is. I won’t go into details on the WordPress REST API that’s going to be a part of the software soon, or of “Calypso” which is a new tool forĀ edit… Continue reading →

Not so rapid application development

I recently re-launched hasyourbabyarrivedyet.com, my super, super simple birth announcement service. I’ve rewritten it in Laravel: a PHP-based rapid application development framework. And one thing I learned is that launching even a super, super simple web application in public is… Continue reading →

WordPress Commercialisation Concerns

A bunch of incomplete thoughts about the openness and commercialisation of WordPress

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