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Going Vanilla – initial thoughts on building a theme with no build tools

I’m attempting to build a WordPress theme with no build tool using only “vanilla” CSS and JS. Here’s some initial thoughts I’ve had after getting started.

Improving internal communications – it’s a people problem…

Some useful experience and insight for people wanting to try to help improve communications in their teams.

Not all software development processes are equal

Coding is easy / software engineering is hard – we need more engineers! Foreward: This post has been in my drafts for ages. I’m hesitant to publish because…well…how could little old me have a valid critique of such a software… Continue Reading →

Where do I fit?

I’m a bit stuck with my plans for 2019. The big question really, is: where do I fit in the world of web development?

Refactoring UI

I love this kit. It’s expensive, but it’s an amazing tool for me. But it does also feel lacking/incomplete in its current form.

Be careful what you write! Basic SEO is easy, important, and really boring.

Trendy, abstract, modernist marketing is great, and you can still use some of that, but be careful what you write: you may need to be boring to be found!

CSS and… err …job titles?

I think it’s easier to switch languages than to switch disciplines. We need job titles that better describe our disciplines.

What are you up to?

I don’t know if this is interesting, but maybe it gives some insight into the breadth of my work in a given week.

Attention to detail

I’d rather be right than fast.

I need to add social sharing buttons to a website…

Here’s a thread designed to help non-web people understand how something that seems trivial on a website can lead to so many micro-decisions needing to be made.

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