WP Status Page

Over the weekend I came across a need for a new plugin that I’d love to get your feedback and thoughts on. It’s needed as part of an upcoming project, and it turns out a few more folks could utilize it as well. I started looking for a status page plugin in the repo and …

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Replicate It

Those who know me know that I’m a strong advocate for not putting all of your dependance on plugins that typically don’t sustain themselves long enough to be considered stable, let alone build on. But I get it, leveraging existing plugins is one of the reasons the plugin repo exists. And it exists for users …

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Git to it

Workflows are like assholes; everyone has one. And, while there’s not necessarily any right or wrong way to approach version control, I’d like to share the way that I approach it in my own words. When you have several developers working on the same repo it becomes increasingly important to utilize branches. This goes for …

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OMG all SSL Ranks High Meh

Google has recently called for HTTPS Everywhere; they want all websites on the internet to be secured with SSL. This is a great idea, but logistically we have a ways to go before this becomes reality. Not only this, but Google has also stated that 1% of websites will now rank higher that have SSL. …

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The $3K Demo

You have to spend some money to make some money right? Well if that’s how it goes, then we probably won’t be making much money this year! Your products demo is everything, I really can’t stress this enough. I’ve been building products for public distribution for a couple of years now, and the one common …

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Aesop isn’t like Scrollkit

A few people have commented on the similarities between Aesop and scroll kit. This is like comparing Apples to Oranges. When we think of this analogy, the only common bond between these items, is that they are food that people eat. When it comes to Aesop and scroll kit, the only common bond between them …

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Aesop – Concept Proven

I am really taken back by all of the feedback that Aesop has garnered within the last week. It’s humbling, it’s exciting, it’s invigorating, and most importantly, it’s rather validating. I’m a man of many ideas, and to have an idea that get’s widespread attention is just plain awesome. Smashing Magazine tweeted about Aesop and since then my Twitter …

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Using Transforms for Parallax

You really kinda take things for granted as far as technology goes, that is until you start finding the flaws in the way things work. I learned this yesterday as I’m writing some components for an Open Source Storytelling platform built on WordPress. The component I’ve been spending a lot of time on is the parallax …

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Customizing Child Themes

With WordPress you have several different ways to package and sell themes. I want to talk about why I choose the direction we did, and hopefully it spurs some debate that could lead to better practices. As it sits now the options are all over the place. Single Theme Method / Drop In This is …

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