Earlier today, I tweeted: Right about now seems like a good time to get official feedback on WP REST API from @wordpress’s lead developers and committers. Just sayin’ Helen, a lead WordPress developer, replied with: Where does this feedback go, how is it structured, what makes it “official”, and how binding is anything that is […]
I love, love, love Harvest. As a solo shop, Harvest is a $12/month investment which feels like a $400/month return. One workflow aspect I’d love Harvest to solve for me is time forecasting. Here’s how I currently keep track of my commitments in iCal: These details are a pain to keep updated, and rarely accurate. […]
Choosing a WordPress theme from the Customizer is a bit painful. First of all, “Search installed themes” doesn’t make sense as a string on a hosted WordPress service. As a user, I have no ability to install new themes. It could be edited to just “Search themes” Second, as a user with a blog, I […]
Capturing advice I left for the sands of time. Set a clear mission statement for the project. This will give clarity to the problem you’re solving, what to say yes to, and what to say no to. You ideally want to avoid crises of faith late in the project. For your contributors, clarify involvement expectations. When […]
This past week, I got to do my first client project using WP-API. The scope of the project is to create custom endpoints for a WordPress-based web application. The endpoints will eventually be used to power iOS and Android apps. I thought I’d use the opportunity to gauge usability of using it in a project. My […]
Seeing real users interact with your software is a humbling, eye-opening experience every developer should experience on a regular basis.
One of my roommates switched from WordPress to Blogspot to Weebly because “[Weebly] is so easy to use… and that’s the only reason.” Nooo…
Blackboard feature requests. Useful feedback on Blackboard’s various failings (or areas for improvement).
The administration of Whitman College, the school I went to for my freshman year, has decided to cut funding to its Varsity Alpine and Nordic ski teams. The community is in uproar about this decision; if you aren’t on one of the teams, then you have a friend who is. Andrew Spittle, the Web Manager […]
Last night, I realized we’ve started bitching about the Daily Emerald in the peanut gallery without offering any positive advice for change. I’d like to offer my thoughts on how to turn the struggling newspaper into a successful digital news enterprise. Step one: hold a transparent weekend (or weeklong) jam session to develop a strategic plan. Invite […]