Aesop Beta

Merry Christmas Eve! I don’t know about you but I’m pretty excited and thankful for everything! Yesterday, I had a second interview with an amazing company, and was hired for a programming position. I still get to write code everyday in my pajamas, only now I’ll have consistent income for the family. That’s such an …

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Storytelling with WordPress

Lately I’ve been seeing a new trend developing with digital publishing; long-form interactive storytelling. It probably started long before this, but my first recollection of interacting with an engaging story on the web, was with NY Times Snowfall. Then a few months after that, I was contracted to program the Modern Farmer website. In this project, they have …

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PageLines is NOT Dreamweaver

As PageLines readies itself to launch V3 (DMS), they’ve been posting some teasers on their blog. I think it’s a great approach, because it builds momentum for the launch. There’s nothing worse than working on a product for so long, launching, then blinks out of existence. Instead, a multi-phase launch with controlled leaks are a …

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DMS Tech Comparison

PageLines DMS has launched. Let’s take a brief look at what makes DMS better than the “other dudes.” I’ve poured over the other guys documentation, have talked to current users, so everything here is 100% facts as far as I know. Please, feel free to correct me and I’ll update the post accordingly. This isn’t a …

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Site Build: Modern Farmer

Modern Farmer is print quarterly and website devoted to the people, policy, animals, plants, trends and technology of food and farming. These guys have a print magazine out at Barnes and Noble and other places like that. Truly amazing material, so it was really refreshing to work with some true professionals. Design Theorem did the site design …

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Price Increase

I’ve been actively developing third-party extensions for PageLines for nearly a year now, and in that time I’ve authored nearly 30 of them! Most of them are sections, but there’s a few great selling themes and plugins in the mix as well. It makes it easy for developers and clients alike to build what they need, …

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Steer Clear Bootstrap 3.0

I’m a huge fan of what @mdo and @fat have done with Bootstrap. PageLines utilizes the entire library and this markup has become a part of my life. Ingrained into memory, all the variables, syntax structures, and so on. Because it’s part of PageLines, clients have gotten used to using it as well. Then I …

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Product Tips

There’s literally hundreds of thousands of users utilizing PageLines as their WordPress framework of choice. I currently have 16 products selling on the store with another 2 under active development. The monthly checks from my sales, more than cover my rent (and them some). Next months check should be cracking 2K, take home (after PageLines takes their 30% cut). …

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LESS Chronicles – Guards

This is the final article in a 3-Part LESS Chronicles series. I’ve saved the best for last! At the same time, it’s also the most complex part of LESS for some to grasp; Guards or Guarded Mixins. Guards are similar to PHP if/else statements, in that they are a bit of a conditional statement. For …

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