The philosophy behind WordPress, explained.
For any designer and/or developer that stumbles into the WordPress community for the first time, they are bound to feel a bit overwhelmed. After all, we’ve got a near endless supply of themes, plugins, developers, designers, blogs, and other artifacts- all of which are surrounding our favorite blogging platform, CMS, and slowly-developing application platform. It seems almost like a gold mine, right?
Have you heard of ProcessWire? I’ve heard of it a number of times as it’s crossed my desk and I’ve continued to ignore it somewhat as I’ve had more pressing things (get it…?) to attend to. But the darn thing won’t die and keeps winning awards – so at long last I was able to sit down with it this past weekend and just walk through some of the demo videos and documentation. The result? Mixed. But, comparing it to WordPress I’ve found a lot that I like about it, especially since WordPress has transitioned from calling itself strictly a […]
It’s that time again! Let’s just jump right in – you’ve got a weekend to take advantage of and so do I – like do nothing, that’s what! Just kidding. “Weekend,” what is that?!
Croogo – makes you think of the recent movie Croods (sorry, I’ve got kids, so that’s what happens in my head). But Jake, one of our community members, stumbled upon it while surfing the other day and it did catch my attention when he shared it with us. It’s the first time I’ve encountered it, that’s for sure.
Time is ticking my friends – Google Reader just has 6 weeks or so to go before it’s *poof* gone. As I’ve shared previously, Feedly has become my go-to choice for a replacement but it’s not perfect, not even close unfortunately. They’ve iterated on their product a bunch of times in the last few months as their popularity has soared but it’s still lacking on some core features that I’m going to miss from Google Reader. As a result, I’m constantly looking for alternatives for RSS Readers and I’ve found a few open source options like Stringer which is neat. Here’s […]
John covered Stringer on the site a few days ago. To recap, it’s a new open-source RSS reader that’s self-hosted so you can take control of your reader and set things up just the way you like them. I just so happen to have Stringer up and running on my own Heroku app and have been using it for a few days, here are my thoughts.
As many of you I’m a huge user of RSS – I still think there’s something powerful about that protocol and unless something dramatic changes I don’t see it leaving us anytime soon. Unfortunately, the applications that we use to read RSS seem to not stick around too long, the biggest and most recent example being Google Reader. I’ve already chosen my replacement for starters, which you can read about here: Feedly. But I’m not terribly happy with it although it does work so I’m still looking out for other alternatives and possibilities and I found one that got me excited […]
Not everything needs to be WordPress and you’ve seen that we canvas and cover other open source technologies and publishing apps that help keep us here in the world of WordPress on our toes technologically and aesthetically as the marketplace expands. You can safely assume that we’ll continue to cover such apps because it’s just good for the soul, especially open source technology and applications that philosophically match with us well. I happened upon this open source HTML5 app framework the other day that had me digging into it more than just the frontpage marketing copy: