Two weeks ago I gave my initial thoughts about CoSchedule. As promised I’ve been using it on my personal blog since then and I’m happy to report that it’s worked very well. The plugin interface is attractive and easy to use. Choose your social media profile, write out what you want to post to that profile, schedule the timing and your done.
Recently I had the privilege to spend some time talking with the one and only Chris Ames. Chris is the “product midwife” for 8BIT and happens to be one of my new favorite people. I got to spend quite a bit of time with Chris leading up to and during Wordcamp Atlanta a few weeks ago and I quickly realized how much I like the way he thinks. This might be an odd thing to say about another person, but it’s true, I really appreciate his perspective. His desire for clarity and his overall longing to be an excellent communicator […]
Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately you’ve heard of responsive design, it’s the new ‘thing’ amongst web design. But in case you are unaware of what it is I’ll give you a brief explanation: Responsive design is a technique used to scale websites to pre-determined layouts based upon the device used to view the site. So if you look at a responsive website from a laptop and then from a smartphone you’ll notice that they layout changes to accommodate the difference in screen size. Makes sense right? It’s annoying to have to zoom in and out of non-responsive […]
The whole idea of rough drafts is kind of foreign to me. I remember them being required when I was a kid but I can’t say the last time I actually wrote one. It always seemed inefficient and slow to write a rough draft, then revise it, then revise it again and then finally complete the final draft. I always thought it made more sense to edit as you write, that way you only have to write one draft. Maybe it’s because I had to write so many papers in college and grad school or maybe it’s because I don’t […]
In my last article I detailed when and where I like to blog as well as why it’s important to know when and where you are at your best. But knowing this won’t help if we don’t have anything to write about, right? So today we’re going to discuss how I go about capturing my ideas for blog posts. My workflow may not be perfect for you but it might get you to try something new or it might help get you out of that rut. And should you choose to share your workflow with us via the comments you […]
This one is for the writers out there. People, obviously, are incredibly diverse and this affects our workflows. I write at different times and in different places than you do and you’ll do it differently than the next person. But one of the beauties of doing things differently is that we can learn from each other. We can take someone else’s way of doing things, tweak it slightly and make it our own. I want to know when and where you blog and why you do it that way. I want to learn something from you all. I’ll start and hopefully […]
Full Frame is, not surprisingly, a full-width theme for showcasing your beautiful content from edge to edge on whatever device you are using. That’s right, Full Frame is responsive! And is it ever gorgeous!? Take a look:
The other day we received an invitation to be Beta testers for a new plugin called CoSchedule by Todaymade. We’re always excited to give new technology a test drive so we hopped on the opportunity, especially if it has the potential to serious up our content development, organization, and automation. Heck, we have a hard enough time managing all the content that we’ve got going on – we’ll take a stab at anything that might level us up! But is it ready for prime time?
Yesterday the fine folks over at Kreatura Media asked us to review the newest version of their slider plugin called LayerSlider. So here we go. Let’s take a look at what they’ve got to offer, shall we?
The other day I wrote an article about the upcoming release of WordPress 3.6 beta, which I’m pretty excited about. Among the various topics covered was the release of Twenty Thirteen. Well today I’d like to dive deeper into that release and ask some questions about the philosophy of not allowing backwards compatibility.