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5 Minute Physics by David DeSandro

David DeSandro is a long time hero of mine, but this is the first I’ve seen a talk by him. It’s a killer five minutes that’s worth your time. The physics of animation is one of those things that feels small until you play with something that got it wrong. Then it all feels wrong. […]

Posted: June 02, 2015

6 Essential Principles Of Designing a High Converting Site Search Experience

It’s no secret that I strongly believe in a powerful on-site search. I was thrilled to see this article outline some really great implementations of on-site search, but one specific bit stuck out to me: A couple weeks ago, we dug into internal site search & found that in some cases, searches performed by only […]

Posted: May 01, 2015

Restricting Access to Custom Post Types Using Roles in WordPress

Restricting access within the WordPress admin can quickly become an intimidating place to work. When it comes to access control there are a number of really great solutions to restrict access to content on the front end, but there’s a decent learning curve when preventing logged in users from accessing various aspects of the back […]

Posted: May 01, 2015

Collapsing Margins

I’d classify collapsible margins as something that might go under the radar of front end developers depending on how they were introduced to margins and padding in the first place. Personally I didn’t catch on to collapsible margins until well after I picked up CSS. In fact at first I thought it was an issue […]

Posted: May 01, 2015

Taking Value-based Pricing Too Far

Value-based pricing has been a hot topic for the past couple of years. As is often the case with newer concepts, many people have varying definitions of what ‘value-based pricing’ really is. For some it’s simply a flat rate for a project. For others it’s an in-depth analysis of project scope to determine a market […]

Posted: February 09, 2015

Add Pinterest Rich Pin OpenGraph Data for WooCommerce Products

Update: this has been generalized into a WordPress plugin I recently built a WooCommerce project for a client through Iron to Iron and the client requested integration of Pinterest Rich Pin snippets. Pinterest has proven to be a really valuable marketing vector for many online shops so I thought there must be something out there […]

Posted: February 02, 2015

PhpStorm, Xdebug, Vagrant, PuPHPet, and You

I’ve really embraced fully utilizing Vagrant for all of my local development. I don’t use it to replicate client environments, or share a Vagrant box amongst my development team (I work solo) but I find myself aligning with the idea of having this sandbox to work in. Prior to that I used MAMP Pro and […]

Posted: February 02, 2015

Hierarchy 1.0 is Here!

Hierarchy is now at version 1.0! Check it out and find out more about the changes that went into it. A long time ago I wrote about a plugin I built that I’ve used on every client site since doing so. It solved a problem that exists only if you use WordPress in a certain […]

Posted: November 20, 2014

Generate Breadcrumbs from your WordPress Menu

I have what some may consider a unique approach to WordPress Menus. Without going into extreme detail (but if you want extreme detail be sure to sign up to get notified when @clientwp Second Edition arrives!) I rarely use Menus for client projects. From time to time however, they’re the perfect fit. I found myself […]

Posted: November 19, 2014

WordPress development in PhpStorm

Andrey Savchenko aka @Rarst is someone on my short list of developers to which I stop, drop, and listen. Recently a post went up outlining a ton of awesome WordPress-specific details to utilize when using PhpStorm, which happens to be a big part of my development environment for many of the reasons covered therein. It […]

Posted: November 19, 2014