Jeffrey Zeldman. The godfather of web standards, the guy who first got me hooked on CSS and HTML, and who introduced me to WordPress. Zeldman.
10 years later? Zeldman.com uses a theme I helped make for WordPress.
Mind. F’ing. Blown.
I love my job. Thank you, Jeffrey, for getting me started and for continuing to inspire.
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I presented at WordCamp Las Peñitas in May 2014 on the _s WordPress starter theme; how it gives theme designers and developers a thousand-hour head start.
Slides (in Spanish) are available here: Ahorra 1000 horas con Underscores. For information on _s in English, check out these Underscores articles on ThemeShaper.
It was a fun and impactful event! I’m happy to see the WordPress in Latin America growing and strong, and it was great to connect with the Nicaraguan open source community. Maybe next year we’ll see a WordCamp, somewhere like Guatemala?
On the bus to León.
On the beach.
Karen presenting on awesome WordPress support tips and tricks.
A big, fried fish.
Mike “El Tiburón” Schroder (aka Shredder) presenting on WP-CLI.
Leo with his cool t-shirt.
Damián presenting on the WordPress.com REST API.
How Shredder become “El Tiburón.”
Karen showing the fried fish!
Presenting on Underscores starter theme.
A beautiful beach location, Suyapa Beach Hotel in Las Peñitas.
Jepser Bernardino with a cool t-shirt.
To see more photos from the event, here’s the #WordCampNI hashtag on Twitter and the official WordCampNI stream.
Slack is an amazing chat tool for teams, we use it daily at Automattic. Unfortunately it is unusable on slow connections, something I run into sometimes when traveling; recently in Nicaragua, rural Ohio, and Silver City, New Mexico. I wish it worked better in those situations.
To their credit, the loading messages are humorous and keep me from punching the wall because I’m smiling at the clever copywriting and positive attitude.
If you haven’t yet, try out Slack.
Remember Teux Deux? Me, too. Stumbled upon an old screengrab of my todo list from 2009.
— Rock it
— Kick some butt
— Have fun
— Say thank you
This is my kind of todo list.
Fränk Klein explains why Bootstrap is a bad fit for WordPress themes—something I repeat often to anyone that listens to me ramble at the Tucson WordPress meetups.
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I love web design like this. Both beautiful and useful: footnotes in context so you can read and return without leaving your current place in the text. Two examples—that work in desktop down to mobile—from Upstatement: NPR Code Switch and the newly redesigned Harvard Law Review.
Hat tip: Jack Lenox.
UX for Good: Can We Harness Emotions to End Genocide?
My coworker Davide “Folletto” Casali shares his experiences participating in the UX for Good project.
Understanding different cultures is something that surely makes me a richer person, but it also informs my everyday design with a better perception of different people and behaviors.
WordPress Community: Choose Your Own Adventure is an inspiring talk at WordCamp Orange County 2014 by Andrea Middleton. Must watch!