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.
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.
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.
The superb Arizona Highways magazine has a blog on WordPress.com. Sweet!
Unicorn is the newly minted Unified Validator from W3C. One-stop shop for CSS, HTML, and RSS feed validation.