As many of you are already aware I’ve been “away from the office” for several weeks. However, this week I will be returning to my desk with a sort of renewed vigor, if somewhat limited schedule. Several people have been in need of work and wrapping up older projects. I will be attending all these items this week as well as actually finally updating the Additional Image Sizes (zui) WordPress plugin and the Kitchen Sink HTML5 Base plugin (officially tagged version 0.1 and getting it posted on WordPress.org). Also over the next two weeks I am going to be more[...] | read on »
Saturday, March 5th, open mic @ 6:00pm-ish, screening at 8:30pm-ish Perform, watch, eat, drink, and be merry. All are welcome.Then enjoy the screening of ‘An Island‘ by Parisian filmmaker Vincent Moon ‘An Island‘ is a 50 minute experimental, musical documentary featuring the Danish band Efterklang. The shooting was done off of an island on the coast of Denmark with hundreds of people collaborating. The movie’s runtime is approximately the length of the album “Magic Chairs” by Efterklang, on which the film is based. why it’s cool Vincent Moon and Efterklang want to share their talents and art through the internet–[...] | read on »
"Time is not money. Time is life."
I am in middle of restructuring my professional services to focus entirely on PSD to CSS (design to markup/template conversion) services and new site and plugin development for WordPress. I want to stop doing design work altogether and ultimately have a handful of incredible designers capable of high quality fast turn around and/or mindblowing quality and concepts at reasonable rates who can help me push the limits of WordPress development in particular. My goal is to become a WordPress “rockstar” providing services for smaller companies and organizations especially those with some concept of values and ethics that enables a more sustainable[...] | read on »
Last night I posted a much improved version of the Additional Image Sizes (zui) WordPress plugin version 0.1.5. Also available on github in plugin form or as an included appliance in the Kitchen Sink HTML5 Base platform/framework development plugin for WordPress. Most notably… forms save their values added a link to continue processing in the message output log added the ability to simulate the resize so you can see what will happen before you do it added the ability to replace predefined WordPress sizes instead of adding new images (when Settings > Media sizes change) and added the ability to[...] | read on »
Now I know what you are thinking, who announces that they are changing their wallpaper. But just look at the wallpaper I am changing from… I mean that’s some happy-ass wallpaper action. This came about after my friend Amanda sent me the picture of just the seal (sans chapeau) that she was using as her wallpaper. I can always use a good cheering up so I set it as mine. Then one day on a rare occasion when my desktop was actually visible I thought, “That seal needs a party hat.” So I added the party hat and sent it[...] | read on »
We’ve all been there. You need a special size of image for your WordPress install. Maybe it’s a unique dimension for a slideshow. Maybe you have multiple featured posts with thumbnails section that use different sizes of thumbnails. Whatever your reason, instead of letting WordPress load the larger image and downsize it on the fly you can use the “new” WordPress plugin “Addtional Image Sizes (zui)” to create the new image sizes and make copies of and resize all the images you’ve already uploaded so they all have the new size. Get the source code for Additional Image Sizes (zui)[...] | read on »
You are right Shawn. And you are unpleasant. Regardless of my flakiness status I really don’t need to work with people that fly off the handle about things like this. There are hundreds of developers who would die to get your work. I am obviously not one of those people. I wish you the best with your ventures and I hope you can find the right “time is money” people to work with. Had you actually read anything about me on this website you would know I’m not one of those people. And if you were a charity organization I[...] | read on »
I like to run my development server with full error notices and WP_DEBUG set to TRUE. Unfortunately a lot of plugins have various E_NOTICE error messages and WordPress deprecated function calls. So while I am trying to make sure my code is error free it often makes it impossible to use the WordPress admin or reasonably develop my own projects due to the quantity of errors being output all over. See the Codex and Theme/Plugin Review for tips and best practices. Please?!?!?!? Thank you. End gripe ;)
UPDATE: Seeing that the 3.2 WordPress update actually included a new default theme called twenty eleven this tongue-in-cheek demo of KST via a completely redone version of “twenty ten” called twenty eleven is kind of moot. So a new KST demo theme will be built. Check out the new demo site currently showing the Twenty Eleven demo theme we were developing Kitchen Sink HTML5 Base with. The demo blog includes the Theme Unit Tests from the the WordPress.org theme review team as well as posts demonstrating and discussing some of the various features of Kitchen Sink HTML5 Base.