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Moving from one SVN repo to 415 Git repos

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At Old Town Media, we have used a single subversion repo with folders for each site that we worked on for the last 9 or so years. This changed two months ago when we finally switched to Git hosted on BitBucket with a single repository for each and every one of our sites. This has been […]

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Apply Here If…

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Interviewing and hiring developers has been an eye opening experience for what to do when applying for a job. The biggest thing that got my attention was how import the little things are when applying – specifically how easy it is to tell if someone cares at all by things like spelling errors, attention to application […]

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My First Public Plugin: Simple Frontend Template Display

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I published my first public plugin to the repository yesterday – it’s a simple little plugin that displays the current page template name and filename on the toolbar. You can find it here: http://wordpress.org/plugins/simple-frontend-template-display/ Why build this? Frankly, it got really tedious to switch back and forth between the edit screen and frontend just to find […]

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Shortened content function for WordPress

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I got tired of creating my own custom excerpts in WordPress using a combination of substr() and strip_tags() so I wrote a tiny little function to cleanly call it in a template file. Also included a companion function for returning without formatting. UPDATE: While this is still available on Github, I have dropped it in […]

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Common Conundrum – Purity vs. the Client

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When it comes to most creative crafts such as coding, web design, or photography there is a very common issue with the artist wanting to maintain the purity of their chosen craft and the wants of the client. In design and photography it boils to the surface in obvious and clashing manners, often in the […]

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