A collection of resources for WordPress developers…
A collection of resources for PHP best practices and coding standards.
I will update this page as I find new stuff. If you have any suggestion, leave a comment!
A responsive WordPress theme with all the Twitter Bootstrap goodies.
Although not free (just $35 at the time of writing), I really like this theme. It has a lot of features, and lots of shortcodes to implement pretty much every single Bootstrap component (which is what I really like about this theme).
I think it’s great as a starter theme/base for a child theme.
Similar to my “Awesome WordPress plugins” post, this is list is just for me to keep track of dev-related technologies that I either think are awesome or I want to try out (but who knows, someone might find this useful, too).
I will add to this as stumble upon new stuff. If you have any suggestions, feel free to leave a comment!
I really don’t know where else to put this that I’d remember. I stumble upon lots of plugins on a daily basis.
These are the ones I’ve used and are awesome or I want to try out.
I will add to this list as I find more. If you have any suggestions, let me known in the comments!
A well-structured document is extremely important when creating webpages.
It can make maintenance easier, and if adding semantic meaning to it even help with search engines, as they’ll be able to better understand how your page works.
HTML5 adds a few tags for structuring documents, and making your layouts a little more semantic.
I had to embed a Google Maps map into a website today, and was surprised when I found out that the new Google Maps doesn’t include the ‘link’ functionality that allowed you to quickly copy and paste the code for embedding your map into your website.
Starting a step ahead
When I started, I was the cool kid who knew all the cool new stuff and technologies.
This was 2004. There was evangelism on separation of structure and presentation—which we now take for granted, there were lots of people obsessively validating their code. W3C were introducing people to their plan to force web devs to nest their tags properly, or else the page would die displaying a nasty error message (XHTML).
About a year ago, I wrote on my blog:
Tragedy, or finally an excuse to get rid of “being always available” and get my life back?
I’ll probably just end up getting another cell phone, but it might be interesting seeing what happens in the meantime…
So, it’s been a year, and I still don’t have a cell phone, and it’s really great.
I’ve been a web developer since 2004, which thinking about it is almost 10 years—quite a long time.
During this time I went through different phases: from being excited about starting up my own business, to learning how to deal with clients, how to charge the right price, how to find new projects, etc.
I also went through different levels of happiness. Generally I stayed on the happy side—but it wasn’t before many years of doing this that I realized about the perils of freelance web development/consulting, and that this job slowly made me more frustrated than happy, and most importantly that it had little by little been eating away my passion…