Thoughts

Performance: A Case Study

in Development

I’m going to start writing sister posts to talks that I give to make it easier to reference the information. This post is attached to a talk I gave last year at the Fort Collins WordPress Meetup. You can find the presentation slides here. Why bother with performance? Performance is a crucial piece of development […]

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New Design – Simplicity

in Development

I redesigned my blog this weekend with a focus on the text and photos – nothing else. I quickly found the last design to be incredibly restrictive when it came to any kind of custom layouts or reading more than a paragraph. Poor typography, narrow view for content, and the lack of contrast added up […]

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Just Stop.

in Development

There comes a time in some projects where you have to just stop. In the last several months we had to do this with one of our projects. It was built about 8 months ago on a tight deadline with loose parameters from the client and had a LOT of complex content and integrations built […]

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Want to Make More Money? Refactor All the Things

in Development

I recently went refactoring¬†on one of the core pieces of our workflow at OTM. We’ve had a mu-plugin that handles everything from cleaning up the admin section to creating CPTs to setting up the initial settings on a site and installing plugins. It is (was) a handy piece of software that automated a lot of […]

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Accept the Blame, Pass the Gratitude

in Leadership

It’s hard to take the blame. Whether taking the blame has serious consequences or not, we tend to have our prides wrapped up in always being right which makes admitting to wrongdoing way more difficult. It’s even harder to take the blame for something that you didn’t do. Maybe a co-worker never got you an […]

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