Looking for a major career change in the coming year? Why not try WordPress? This is the time to get in, especially since WordPress is taking the world by storm, already powering 17% of the top 1 million sites in the world. WordPress has changed my life (as well as many of the people within this community) and it’s freely available to anyone who wants a shot.
Just checked @rescuetime. I’ve worked more than 50 hours of the last 72. Hello, Thursday! (And WordPress 3.5, be done already…) — Andrew Nacin (@nacin) December 6, 2012 The WordPress Team has been working over-time to launch WordPress 3.5 – in fact, the last ticket was knocked off the list yesterday so it could be here any moment now. Guys like Andrew Nacin has been working for more than 50 hours in the past 72 – you need to get some sleep!
Matt Thomas, one of the designers for WordPress.com, recently shared his uber-geekiness with a picture sporting his iGrill App on his iPad. We hear you loud and clear Matt. Well done. Literally? Or Medium-rare?
Do you make mockups for clients and customers and/or present to others in meetings, conferences, or other such gatherings? Then perhaps we can help streamline your work with Taylor Dewey‘s sweet Mockupress, a simple concept that shows the WordPress dashboard and the necessary elements to get your presentation done. It’s completely free and available on GitHub. For those that don’t have a GitHub account, you can download it directly here but we recommend you get an account to stay updated with any new releases. Cheers! Thanks Taylor for your work here! Full list of features here:
Etsy, one of the best places to get handcrafted art through a simple community-powered ecommerce community, shared recently their record-breaking week through Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The reason this could be of interest to more than a few of you here is the fact that their site, Code as Craft, runs WordPress’ VIP Services and is a neat showcase of a simple implementation that really works, especially with their insight and transparency around their sites and how they manage all that traffic (which performance and WordPress IT nerds would gush over).