Earlier today I was asked to share with my team what accomplishments I was most proud of in 2016. Rolling back the tape and looking at everything that’s happened in this year, I realized I should do some sort of year in review / inventory to document what I’ve done and challenge myself to do…
I spoke about SVGs at WordCamp Vancouver 2016. Here are the relevant links: Reading stuff: Lynda.com – Web Icons with SVG A Book Apart – Practical SVG by Chris Coyier Sara Soueidan – Various articles on SVG (read all of them) Accessible SVGs Tool stuff: SVGO – command line SVG optimizer) SVGOMG – web-based GUI…
Here, for your future reference, are all the materials from my WordPress Masterclass workshop at WPCampus, as they originally appeared on the demo site for the conference.
The prevailing narrative in the web community hails empathy as a cure for much of what ails our modern digital spaces. Empathy seems a worthy tool for making our designs and interactive experiences more human, but used indiscriminately it may do more harm than good. To design experiences that fit the real lives of the people who use them, we need to take a critical look at our methods and make empathy the first step in a larger process.
Have you heard? Google, Apple, Tesla, and other tech giants are working hard to kill you. No, wait. They are working hard on a car that will kill you. No, wait. They are creating an algorithm to decide who gets to live and who must die. No, wait. They trying to figure out who their self-driving cars should kill.
Codes of Conduct push us back up the slippery slope that brought us to a low point where personal insults and threats of violence are considered an acceptable part of public discourse.
The text transcripts from WordCamp NYC and WordCamp US are now public. If you spoke at the event, grab yours and caption your video!
I challenge all WordCamp speakers to caption their WordCamp videos on WordPress.tv.
Designed and built around three basic principles – accessibility, mobile- and touch friendly design, and content in focus – Popper is a new WordPress theme that provides a great experience for blogs, portfolios, and websites alike.
Who is the average WordPress user? The fact is we know almost nothing about them. This lack of data is a problem, but it’s a solvable one.
GitHub is one of the most important and least understood tools of the open source community. At the inaugural WordCamp US in Philadelphia, I presented a 10 minute lightning talk to help make sense of Git and GitHub through the prism of science fiction. Here are the slides.