The web development population has grown significantly over the past years. A lot of people are choosing development as their trade and make a good living out of it.
The number of people using frameworks or libraries to speed up their development, or solve the parts of development they can’t do themselves has increased as well.
Is it a good thing, or are we shooting ourselves in the foot? I will share my view on the matter in this article.
If you want to use a single plugin on different WordPress installs you might want to go for a symlinked plugin folder. That way we can have one codebase and apply it on multiple installs.
That would be great right? Sadly, WordPress doesn’t support this (yet). In this post I’ll explain how I got WordPress to accept my plugins as symbolic links.
Last weekend I went to WordCamp Europe in Leiden. It was my first WordCamp and I have to say; it was very awesome. Can’t believe I’ve never been to an event like this before and I should really start doing it more in the future.
I’ll fill you in on the experience, the speakers and give you my two cents of what I thought about the talks.
Lately I’ve been getting a lot of questions from people how to begin using Sass and Compass. Even though it’s pretty easy, a little push in the right direction is all you need to quickly start utilising Sass and Compass in your next project.
I’ll give you installing instructions, a bit of information on what happens and a sample project setup I use myself to get you started quickly.
Yesterday, friday the 13th, I went to Yoast for a day of coding, sharing knowledge and good old fun. It’s great to see that a company like Yoast can thrive when it’s most know for its WordPress plugin.
Let me tell you the impressions I got from Yoast, its people and a non standard environment.
In the time I spend working in web development I had the chance to work on some great looking designs which were fun to work with most of the time. There is however a problem with many designs I see lately and that’s that they miss the fundamentals.
Maybe it’s weird to hear a design lecture from a developer, but I really think it’s good to see things from a different direction. I’ll give you my view on designs and how they lack some important things a lot of the time.