Have you ever gotten really stuck working with an application that is supposed to be easy, to the point that you want to rip your hair out or throw your Macbook Pro out of the window? Well, save for the MacBook Pro destruction aspect (that’s another story, relating to OSX Lion upgrades crashing my favorite applications), I was recently frustrated by my favorite little “easy to use” application: WordPress. I was working with a client site – it sits on a dedicated server, so it was a very controlled environment and all was running smoothly. The only issue was that
When working on advanced website projects for Dinkum clients, there are a few questions I’m almost guaranteed to get asked at some point in the development cycle: How can we improve the user experience? Make it slick, smooth, intuitive, engaging. . . How can we make the site faster and improve performance? How can we make the site look like all those “Web 2.0” sites? Or even “Web 3.0”! Well one of the most important technologies (a group of technologies, in fact) to make all this possible is Ajax. But, what is Ajax? Wikipedia says: “is a group of interrelated
Writing Your First Plugin for WordPress: A Primer One of the great things about WordPress is the possibility to add your own custom functions/processes/enhancements without “touching” the core system. It is what we call a “plugin”. The WordPress definition of a plugin is as follows: “A WordPress Plugin is a program, or a set of one or more functions, written in the PHP scripting language, that adds a specific set of features or services to the WordPress weblog, which can be seamlessly integrated with the weblog using access points and methods provided by the WordPress Plugin Application Program Interface (API).”
An outdated copyright speaks volume to the care and craft of a website – and as marketing becomes ever more “multi-channel”, maintaining a high level of quality control is incredibly important to your brand and to your long-term marketing success.