I've written an introduction to markdown as a language for writing for the web, and a look through the various tools available for crafting markdown'd content, split up by device.
Thomas Griffin, developer of the Soliloquy Slider for WordPress talks about his transition from developer to marketer.
Evan Solomon has completely rewritten a command line automation tool for deploying to SVN with Git. It’s called Scatter, and it looks pretty awesome. He’s also got usage examples and a fully updated readme. This looks like a nice way to interact with WordPress and its SVN workflow if you’re more familiar with Git.
More design fun: I love duotone, and Sean Hervo discusses its role in web design. And if you like it too, Brody at AudioTheme has a post on how to do it, which I’ve noted here before, and use myself as a reference whenever I use a duotone effect.
Actually owning your own content is not as easy as broadcasting it on Twitter. While WordPress does democratize publishing, there are many places and countless situations today that don’t or — perhaps worse — can’t take advantage of WordPress.
WordPress is the dominant method to build and manage a website, but static site generators are surging in popularity amongst developers and for certain types of websites.
WordPress is the perfect product for business. It is a great framework for both small and large websites, and thousands of experts are doing full-time WordPress work whether it’s in development, design, SEO, marketing -anything related to the ecosystem. That’s a niche for small businesses and freelancers to grow and share experience over WordCamps.