As developers, we often encounter things that we would like to change, or have serious misgivings about during the development process. Sometimes it can be a small thing, at other times it could be something more fundamental. I'm not just talking about things you spot during a run-of-the-mill QA/bug fixing sprint here. I'm referring to … Continue reading Pushing Back
I've spent the last couple of weeks carrying out a number of updates to Kapow!, our in-house WordPress development boilerplate that we use at Make Do as a starting point for all new client sites, and as a result of this I've had to upgrade my local set-up to use the super-shiny brand new Varying … Continue reading Add a new VVV development site just for WooCommerce
Hello! If you're looking for the slides from my "Why Switching to WordPress Coding Standards Will Make You a Better Developer" talk that I've given at WordCamps and local WordPress events, you can find them here: http://davetgreen.github.io/wpcs-talk/ Enjoy, and feel free to come back and leave me any questions you might have in the comments … Continue reading WPCS Talk
In November 2014, I attended my first ever web development conference that would set me on a path which would change my life. This is my love letter to FrontEndNorth, a conference that I not only hold dear, but am co-organising for 2016.
One of the things I love about being a WordPress developer is the ongoing discovery of core functions that make my life easier, or empower me to implement more best practice in my code
As I write this I'm sat in a cafe at Manchester Airport with m'colleague Kimb Jones before we board our flight to Vienna for WordCamp Europe 2016. We've managed to find a great AirBnB in the area which means we have a great base for exploring the area and getting to the venue, plus we're sharing the digs … Continue reading Ohhh Vienna!
One of my development goals for 2016 was to speak at two more WordCamps that I haven't previously spoken at. Another one of my goals was to give four brand new talks this year. Well, I have news! I'm excited to confirm that I'll be taking a positive step toward meeting both of these development goals this … Continue reading A new talk for new speaking gigs
This week marked the end of support for legacy versions of Microsoft's Internet Explorer, after it was announced that support for all but the most recent version (IE11) would be withdrawn from January 12th onwards. A patch was released on this date that will regularly nag users of these older browsers, asking them to upgrade. Every … Continue reading Internet Explorer and the legacy that won’t go away just yet
When I attended WordCamp U.S last month, I tried to spend some time in the lightning talks track to mix things up a little bit. One of the speakers on the second day was Morgan Estes, who gave a talk about taking the first step to becoming a WordPress contributor. I found his talk inspiring, … Continue reading Thoughts on contributing to WordPress
2015 was a great year for me professionally. I felt that I really grew as a developer: especially with my WordPress hat on! It felt as though I'd been more focused and productive than any other year since I put down DSLR cameras and started down the career path of working with and building the … Continue reading My development goals for 2016