Automating i18n in WordPress themes

Automating i18n in WordPress themes

According to the Polygots Make blog, WordPress is used all over the world and in many different languages. To put that in perspective, more than a third of existing WordPress installations are non-English and in his keynote at WordCamp Seattle, core developer Andrew Nacin mentioned that only 5-10% of the world speaks English. At AudioTheme, […]

User Experience Design Matters

You forgot about user experience

Web professionals talk a lot about the importance of writing great code. We should talk even more about providing great user experiences for websites and products we build. Code quality is really important. We should have standards, and utilize them habitually. We should code with proper debug tools so we catch problems as they happen. […]

Quick tip: Freelance toolkit by Modern Tribe

Quick tip: Freelance toolkit by Modern Tribe

I found the Freelance Toolkit landing page on Modern Tribe’s website today thanks to a Tweet from Tom Willmot: This is awesome: http://t.co/hjPxL2azH0 via @justlikeair — Tom Willmot (@tomwillmot) March 13, 2014 It’s apparently been around for a while, but this was the first time I’ve seen it. The toolkit is a presentation and a […]

How to deactivate WordPress Multisite properly

How to deactivate WordPress Multisite properly

WordPress Multisite is a great feature of WordPress. But it’s not always the right feature. I just disabled Multisite on my personal blog. I used it for the wrong reasons back in the day, and have either deleted or moved the sites in the network. It was time to disable Multisite completely. There isn’t much […]

Understand WordPress internationalization and translation

Understand WordPress internationalization and translation

Internationalization (i18n) and translation is one of those fuzzy gray areas for many of us in the WordPress community, especially amongst Americans. We’re simply not very accustomed to a multilingual society, therefore we sometimes erroneously don’t think about internationalization of our code and translating our projects to other languages. But WordPress is 20% of all the web, […]

The collision of journalism and digital technology

The collision of journalism and digital technology

Riptide is “an oral history of the epic collision between journalism and digital technology, from 1980 to the present.” It is a collaborative project of interviews and an essay between Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy and the Nieman Journalism Lab. In Riptide, John Huey, Martin Nisenholtz, and Paul Sagan interview sixty one influential […]