Must watch TV if you are into WordPress themes, even the slightest bit. Inspiring and amazing talk.
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.
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.
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.
Pre-order now: http://cyclingkit.wordpress.com/interested/. Yes, please.
In case you missed it, the ThemeShaper WordPress Theme Tutorial: 2nd Edition is alive. Your favorite theme tutorial updated with new tools, new code samples, and new lessons.
Matt Wiebe linked up a piece of required CSS reading from Nicholas Gallagher.
Helen Hou-Sandí chimes in on the crucial difference between being a minority and an anomaly.
When you spend all day working with the same piece of software your definition of what is easy for someone else becomes horribly skewed. Since I started jamming with the CoPress gang in 2009, I have spent thousands of hours staring at a WordPress dashboard. It means much of the WordPress interface is easy for me. That's dangerous.
I try to minimize the number of times I use easy in a support reply.
The superb Arizona Highways magazine has a blog on WordPress.com. Sweet!