dbdsgnr.appspot.com. Database schema design is a talent to me. I’ve designed some pretty awful databases in my time, but I think a tool like this could have helped with that. dbdsgnr is an HTML 5 Web app that lets you visually build out your database schema. Once you’re done, the app will spit out the […]
Posted: January 26, 2012
As I’m writing more advanced software, I’m more consistently reflecting on the importance of testing. Specifically automated testing. Humans are far too likely to get lazy and cut corners, and testing is the worst time for that to happen. I’ve been thinking a lot about regression testing lately and how to implement it in my workflow. I thought about writing my own suite, but quickly remembered that it had already been done.
Posted: December 05, 2011
Since last discussing Custom Post Types, Taxonomies, and the associated Theme files, WordPress has made our lives quite a bit easier. Here’s how I go about extending Custom Post Type permalinks with Custom Taxonomy slugs.
Posted: May 20, 2011
Many designers and developers I’ve observed over the years have a particular way of tackling a new project. I approach new projects in a specific way, working from the inside out, in an effort to be as forward thinking as possible on as detailed a level as possible.
Posted: October 04, 2010
Content management doesn’t have to be restrictive to your clients, but it shouldn’t be an open door either. Shortcode-based content widgets in WordPress are a great way to provide your client some additional creative freedom without compromising your design.
Posted: September 13, 2010
Customizing and segmenting Custom Taxonomy archive pages can be a bit difficult until you determine what exactly is going on under the hood and implementing from there. Custom Taxonomies in WordPress are a very powerful feature, let’s figure out how to make some nice looking archive pages for them.
Posted: September 06, 2010
Custom Post Types are a huge boon to everything WordPress. The feature has been long awaited, and lays a nice foundation for WordPress becoming more of a CMS to those still convinced it’s merely a blogging engine.
Posted: September 06, 2010
HTML5 Boilerplate – A rock-solid default for HTML5 awesome. This rocks pretty hard. I’ve got a ‘new site’ framework I use on each and every project consisting of the latest WordPress release and all of my favorite plugins. I maintain the framework on a consistent basis and it lets me get up and running with […]
Posted: August 10, 2010
After discussing the benefits of using WordPress 3.0+, Custom Post Types, and PHPurchase over other available e-commerce solutions, this article will walk you through the installation of PHPurchase and integration with Custom Post Types for your product listings.
Posted: August 09, 2010
Input Helpers in Pods really enhance the usability of Pods in WordPress. They work to modify data represented to the user in such a way to make it more useful or more valuable. I think that’s an important factor to take into account when setting up a Pods powered WordPress site for your clients.
Posted: May 10, 2010