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Category Archives: Web Design
How I Learned PHP (at WCSF)
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
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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
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Small Words in Help Tabs
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
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I’m starting to study some PHP basics, to up my game for WordPress 3.2. For 3.0, I contributed raw blocks of text and for 3.1, cut-and-paste edits within the PHP files. I want to learn more about all the code … Continue reading
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More Quick Reference Guides/Cheat Sheets
More lists: WPTavern’s List Of WordPress Cheat Sheets 30 Handy Cheat Sheets and Reference Guides for Web Professionals And, Quick Ref Guides in the form of iphone apps for web designers
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Video Trends in Technical Communications
Help works well when it is seen as answering real questions. Users look for solutions to those concrete problems they encounter using software. Answers can be shown visually as well as verbally. (Pet peeve: “verbally” means with “words” and does … Continue reading
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Was just able to upgrade to WordPress 2.6.1, using the automatic upgrade Plugin for the first time; this should also be my first aside post.
August 15, 2008 Comments Off on First