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  • Random Thoughts on…WordPress?

    I wasn't sure how to title this one. I went to the WordPress NYC "Help Desk" meet-up on Wednesday and learned a lot about things users of WordPress are struggling with.   So I guess in some ways it is random thoughts on me learning more. The biggest thing people struggle with is themes they […]

  • Gutenberg is far from done

    This is going to hopefully be a quick rant (famous last words). If you haven’t been following along, Gutenberg is a project to replace the editor in WordPress with something more modern. There have been 7 beta releases thus far, but in many ways, pieces are still in experimentation mode. The process has been open: […]

  • Akin’s Laws of Spacecraft Design Modified for Websites

    I have long been a believer that as creators and creatives working on websites, we can learn a lot of other fields.  One that I am constantly looking at for inspiration is spacecraft and astrophysics. Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design are a collection of axioms collected and maintained by David Akin, a professor at the University […]

  • Mini Tracks for Technical Conferences

    Conference organizing comes with many challenges. Attendees are going to complain about the food. Someone is going to think "There aren't enough SEO/Security/Regular Expression/". Overall, you are not going to be able to make everyone happy. But one way to increase attendee hapiness and make sure people walk away with solid lessons is by curating […]

  • A Few Use Cases I Would Like To See Solved In Gutenberg

    While I've used WordPress in many ways over the last nearly ten years, I primarily spend my time working on two publications: Scary Mommy and Cafe. "Big Media" publications have challenges and use cases that are different than standard WordPress sites. As Gutenberg continues to evolve, there are a number of use cases that I see […]

  • BRAD: Better Responsibility Around Discoverability

    BRAD: Better Responsibility Around Discoverability

    Last week, I saw a tweet that identified a challenge for the WordPress UI: https://twitter.com/williamsba/status/885520668154089472 I wasn’t alone in seeing this as an issue that was worth solving: https://twitter.com/norcross/status/885582016456130560 Knowing that plugins are best when they are built and supported by teams rather than individuals, Norcross and I started collaborating (though in the end, the […]

  • Birth of a Community

    Birth of a Community

    Seven years ago today, the First WordPress D.C. Meetup that was focused on a continuity of community took place. Tomorrow the first WordCampDC kicks off. It's been a heck of a journey.  I've been gone from the community for a few years.  I know the community has continued to evolve and grow, but for the […]

  • WordPress Serves Many Masters

    WordPress Serves Many Masters

    I have used WordPress in a number of different ways over the last (just shy of )10 years.  I got my start building a blog that my friends I and I wrotesatire on. We got a bit of a following (I remember the first time we hit 1000 views in a day on one article, […]

  • Patty Melts

    One of the greatest food items is the patty melt. It's a burger, it's a sandwich, it's delicious. As great dinner sandwiches go, it is hard to beat the patty melt The Crispy Decadence of the Patty Melt The patty melts deliciousness comes from the fact that's it's only four components. Rye bread, hamburger, Cheese, […]

  • Random Thoughts on Gutenberg

    Gutenberg is being developed as the next generation WordPress editor. I made my first contribution earlier today. Nothing big, but something that will hopefully help people test it.  The contribution process was 💯, but for end users, that’s not the important thing. What is important is the actual editor. I’ve seen talk that Gutenberg is […]