Thoughts

Test Content Generator

in Development

Testing is one of my favorite parts of building a website. The in-depth, detail work involved in quality testing is something that I’m really drawn to and enjoy building tools for. When testing, content is an integral part of making sure that there are no visual bugs or ticks on the website – however, spinning up […]

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A More Perfect WordPress

in Development

Imagine your dream, perfect, developer-focussed version of WordPress. What does it look like? — Ryan McCue ⍨ (@rmccue) March 17, 2016 Ryan McCue pushed up a great monologue/question today on what would make WordPress more enjoyable to work with from a developer perspective. I’ve had several thoughts on this topic and figured the best way to share […]

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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

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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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