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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.

Where I’m at with WordPress: Gutenberg – as a business owner and developer

Gutenberg will be great for new projects going forward, but I’ve yet to be convinced that enabling it for all sites when they update to WordPress 5.0 is a good idea. So my plan is not to.

(Developer) Tools talk

Last night I gave a talk at the Cheltenham WordPress MeetupĀ on the amazing toolkit called "(Developer) Tools" in your web browser. Cheltenham WordPress Meetup Cheltenham, GB 99 Members We are a community of WordPress users, designers and developers in the… Continue Reading →

Websites without photos

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

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 →

Job Titles

I think that the distinction between developers and designers is actually an important one that we should keep, not throw away.

WordPress “Quick Image” plugin – alpha

I’m building a little WordPress dashboard widget for posting quick images to your blog. Here’s what it is and why I made it.

WebDevConf 2014 – full notes

Introduction Today was my first time at WebDevConf in Bristol. I was taking notes as I went. These are currently un-edited, and will probably make more sense to me than they will to others. But there might be useful tips… Continue Reading →

WebDevConf 2014 – Three things

Three main things that stood out from WebDevConf 2014

Open Source vs Commercial Off-the-Shelf Software

I think the key difference between open-source and proprietary (closed-source) software isn’t openness, documentation, flexibility, or cost. It’s that people who write OpenSource software give a damn. They care.

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