A bit late posting this but it’s still very much on my mind.
With WordPress 3.6 I was honored once again to be part of the team for the newest default WordPress theme. For Twenty Thirteen Joen Asmussen pulled out all the stops, working from Matt’s vision for something new and bold and colorful. I’m still tingly from the first time I saw the design.
Check out the demo and read on for all the juicy details:
- Background and introduction post by 3.6 lead Mark Jaquith.
- Joen’s recap: Four Little Numbers.
- Lead developer Konstantin Obenland presents: Twenty Thirteen – Ins and Outs of Developing a Default Theme (slides).
- Joen’s alternate color versions and original PSD: Twenty Thirteen: Make It Yours.
If you missed the 3.6 announcement or want to know what’s next for WordPress I highly recommend watching 3.6 and State of the Word.
Totally geeky and egocentric stat but I’m very proud to be a WordPress.com blogger. I haven’t had this particular blog on WordPress.com for all 8 years—it’s been just a few, but I was within the first 700 users to sign up in the beginning.
Since then this blogging service has grown up just a bit: see a live look at activity across WordPress.com.
Must watch TV if you are into WordPress themes, even the slightest bit. Inspiring and amazing talk.
In a story titled Downtown Tucson continues to thrive, local workspace and community hub Gangplank Tucson gets a minute or two on the nightly news, on KOLD 13 TV.
Video here (yours truly makes an appearance at 0:32).
Via Gabe Luethje.
You’re invited to Gangplank Tucson’s grand reopening May 22nd, 2013. The new space is smack-dab in the middle of downtown Tucson, across from the Main Library, at 100 N Stone Ave, Suite 110. (Previously in southern Tucson, near the airport, in the Bookman’s warehouse building.)
I’m excited! The local incarnation of the flagship Gangplank in Chandler, Arizona has even more potential now—in this central location—to be the hub for all things open web in Tucson.
What is Gangplank?
Gangplank is a non-profit, collaborative workspace without physical or financial barriers providing resources and education for local entrepreneurs and businesses. Focused on economic and community development, we seek to unite the creative class, bringing together diverse minds to create something greater than the individual and drive entrepreneurship and civic engagement.
This piquant thread on Twitter made my week: http://storify.com/Jtsternberg/conversation-with-nacin-simpledream-zamoose-johnpb
I love the global nature of the WordPress, and how the community can come together for something silly and fun on Twitter.
Perk of working from home office: lunchtime horseshoes.
Sometimes you hear a story that grounds you and reminds you about the reasons you chose your profession. Why it all matters. This is one of those.
Paul Clark’s presentation at WordCamp Phoenix did just that. A must-watch.
Discover how the freedom and flexibility built into WordPress empowers relief teams working in war zones in Southeast Asia. We will explore the challenges faced and strategies used to create an application that tracks medical care and human rights abuses in the jungles of Burma. The power behind Custom Post Types and the Pods Framework enables doctors and relief workers to make critical data-driven decisions when treating 15,000 patients each year. Come see how you can use the same tools to power maps, charts, and interactive timelines in your own WordPress plugins and themes.
Video: Paul Clark: How WordPress Saves Lives – Freedom, Hope and Custom Post Types.
Thanks for the inspiration, Paul.
An excellent presentation by Natalie MacLees at WordCamp Phoenix 2013: Setting up a WordPress Site the Right Way. Highly recommend to anyone starting out with WordPress.