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How to Connect Local with CodeKit

Published: February 21, 2020
In: CSS | JavaScript | Web | WordPress

Local (formerly known as Local by Flywheel) is the go-to tool for developing WordPress websites—where else?—locally. It’s fast (especially the new “lightning” release), incredibly easy to use, cross-platform, and completely free. Full disclosure: I currently work for Flywheel, the software company behind Local. But I’m being 100% honest when I say there’s no other tool […]

How to Check Uniqueness in an Array of Objects in JavaScript

Published: February 17, 2020
In: JavaScript | Web

Working with arrays of objects in JavaScript can be difficult. This post covers how to ensure all object keys (IDs) are unique, and how to find non-unique values.

Adding Gutenberg Full- and Wide-Width Image Support to Your WordPress Theme

Published: March 16, 2019
In: CSS | Web | WordPress

Recently, I’ve been using (and loving) the new Gutenberg editor in WordPress 5.0+. It’s a huge step forward in both what developers can offer, and what users can expect out of their content creation experience. One of the new features of Gutenberg that I particularly enjoy is the ability to set an image as either […]

New Site, New Theme for 2018

Published: January 1, 2018
In: Design | Web | WordPress

It’s been a goal of mine for a very long time to completely redesign my WordPress theme from scratch. Finally, that goal is a reality! The first time I built my own site, back in (I’d guess) 2013, I used Adobe Muse, which was a good fit for my lack of skill at the time, but […]

My Essential Tools for WordPress Development

Published: June 24, 2016
In: Quotes and Advice | Web | WordPress

Some of these apps, resources and tools aren’t directly WordPress-related, or even necessarily development-related; some have to do with productivity or just make life a little easier. That’s by design. Part of being a developer is learning to work and use your tools as efficiently and with as little wasted time and mental energy as possible.

WordPress Child Theme Explanation and Walkthrough

Published: December 31, 2015
In: Web | WordPress

When you’re just starting out with WordPress, it’s easy to think that you can just open up the style.css file included with your theme and begin making alterations. And that will work—at least for a while—but it won’t be a good idea…

File Types, Compatibility and Clarity

Published: June 11, 2015
In: Design | Web

If you’re like me, you’ve probably spent some time wondering (and Googling) about the differences between various popular format types commonly used for graphic design applications. So I decided I’d create a resource that’s hopefully a handy reference on the matter of discerning file type supports and behavior.