With most of the placement challenges solved it was time to start piping things up and making it all work again. An item on my punch list to think about when rebuilding this screen was to rethink what notifications looked like. In the (now legacy) screen I used a standard admin_notice where applicable, as most […]
Posted: January 23, 2019
In the last update, progress was made by moving both a UI component and an Action from the Advanced settings screen to the Stats screen. This was a double-win because not only did the UI make more sense on the Stats screen, it freed up some space on the Advanced settings screen too. Because enough […]
Posted: January 21, 2019
After adjusting the game plan to include additional Extension roll-in, I got back to work in building out the new Advanced settings screen based on the rough sketches I came up with. That process went pretty well as I started to adapt to my qualms that inspired the rebuild of the screen. I got as […]
Posted: January 19, 2019
After getting the ball rolling insofar as a feature/update list for the Advanced settings screen in SearchWP 3.0 (yet to be released at the time of this writing) and one of the things to do being integrate the Manage Ignored extension into SearchWP core, I wanted to explain a bit about my approach to Extension […]
Posted: January 17, 2019
The biggest user-facing change that’s coming in SearchWP 3.0 is a reworking of its Advanced settings screen. The last update to this screen was nearly three years ago and while it served a purpose then, it was showing signs of aging. While I’m a strong believer in decisions over options (albeit a bit more lax […]
Posted: January 16, 2019
I listen to podcasts every day. Many of them focus on business in a number of capacities, many of them don’t. I found it interesting that two podcasts I listened to nearly back-to-back discussed client onboarding. It wasn’t the focal point of either episode, they each touched on the topic for just a few minutes, […]
Posted: July 07, 2015
Workflow continues to be an integral part of your overall speed in development. Automating tasks where applicable can have an amazing net effect on your timelines, so finding effective ways to speed up monotonous, repetitive tasks can be a huge time saver. Integrating Grunt with your WordPress theming can do big things for your process.
Posted: March 10, 2013
At Iron to Iron we’re always trying to keep on top of ourselves when it comes to our process. The latest focus has been on our contract and the process we’ve got behind the generation of that documents and what leads up to it. We changed a lot, and for me it was a great reminder about the danger of complacency.
Posted: April 30, 2012
REST worst practices. Following on the heels of
Posted: January 30, 2012
I’ve become a true fan of Sass, and a lot has to do with Compass. More than that, though, I’ve got a new approach to the way I’ve been structuring my Sass as a method of writing more efficient, targeted styles that are more adaptable and easier to maintain.
Posted: January 16, 2012