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PHP is like oxygen at a Wordcamp; it’s all over the place, in snippets, on slides, and within conversations. (Of course, PHP is also all over the place powering the web, too.) During his State of the Word speech, Matt … Continue reading
I believe that: Editing is a craft and it’s fun. Any writing can use more editing. Done, best, perfect, and the only way to say it are fictions; useful but precarious fictions. If you’re looking for a writer, you probably … Continue reading
My patch was committed for version 3.3, to fix a tiny typo I introduced in version 3.2. I think it helped to edit the title of the ticket, referring to Network Global Dashboard instead of Network Dash. Being patient didn’t … Continue reading
The WordPress help tabs rely on educated bets about what people will need at a quick glance, and where they will need it. To see this, look at the two admin screens where a new or newish user is most … Continue reading
Juxtapostion Studies: How good are lists? See thoughts on how they can be good versus bad. Spoiler: often depends on the quality of the list. Also lists on writing good blog posts (via) and good fiction. I think Kurt Vonnegut … Continue reading
Standing in Your Shoes: A Checklist for Classroom and Substitute Teachers by Doug Provencio Standing in Your Shoes prepares educators for that inevitable day when a substitute teacher takes charge of the classroom. This unique book speaks to a dual … Continue reading
I’m currently using Carrington Blog, which has a layout structure I like, but will be switching to Twenty Ten once 3.0 is officially released. I’m using the 3.0 release candidates on my test sites, but this one drew the short … Continue reading
More on using videos for help and explanation. Some examples: Communicating user experience through video telling stories Taking a cue from science fiction movies (Star Wars, Starship Troopers) using holograms of people sending messages, CNN used a holographic analyst on … Continue reading