As I’m discovering, designing, developing & deploying websites, I’m sharing what I’ve learned (usually the hard way) in this journal. I've learned so much through the amazing open source community, now it's time to give back!
I’m a huge advocate for “Client Centric UX”. What I mean by that is focusing as much on the client’s user experience as we do on their target market’s user experience. Having a simple to use WordPress admin goes right along with this concept. Not everyone is familiar with WordPress…shocking, I know. Furthermore, there are a lot of people who are fairly tech-savvy but have no concept of what a “blog” does or what a “post” is. Read More
There are a lot of scenarios I can think of where you may need to do something like this, but let’s say for this particular example you would like to make your client’s life easy by allowing them to upload images to a post, and then having those images automatically output into an image slider on their published page…no plugins, no shortcodes, just magic. Read More
I just recently started optimizing my workflow based on suggestions from other developers, personal research and the need for an easier way to access resources offsite. As part of this solution, I upgraded my DropBox account to accommodate the level of storage I would need to literally hold all of my design/development resources. BOOM.
I wanted all of my resources in one place, but I didn’t want to MOVE all of my resources from the directories I had setup on my desktop. Plus, the thought of having everything in a DropBox folder and not on my local machine sort of freaked me out. Also, I have a super cute icon for my “work” folder [fig 1.0] that I just can’t give up…it makes me smile.
The default size for WordPress’s avatars is 48px…pretty small. A lot of sites these days are using much larger avatars, a trend that I really like. I wanted the avatars on this site to be larger, so I did a little searching and found that (of course) WordPress has a built in parameter that allows us to make this change easily.