I wrote a thing, and then I wrote about the thing I wrote.
I made a WordPress Codex page: Plugin API/Filter Reference/wp link query args « WordPress Codex.
I wrote a blog post about the HTML5 Boilerplate framework, specifically, and frameworks in general for the Pluralsight blog that was published yesterday. Check it out:
Why you should care about frameworks
You can also check out my Pluralsight course on HTML5 Boilerplate if you’re interested in learning more about it.
Today I came across my progress bar plugin for WordPress on the Soccer Morning donations page. Soccer Morning is a daily soccer podcast focussing on American soccer (national team, MLS, American players abroad, etc). The cool thing is it’s something I’ve started listening to. Check it out. And while you’re there, make a donation to help fund the podcast to keep it running.
Some good reminders in here for devs and people in general. Things every dev needs to be thinking about (myself included).
I did a writeup on Museum Themes on how to use Bootstrap 3 themes with Museum Core (which this site uses) to get new “skins” for the Core theme. Note: I wouldn’t have even thought of this if it wasn’t for Shawn Wildermuth‘s Bootstrap 3 course on Pluralsight. If you want to check it out, I still have some trial codes to give away over here.
New favorite WordPress function:
register_taxonomy_for_object_type(). Associate an existing taxonomy with an existing post type.
In a ridiculous, duh-inducing article, author Chris Taylor explains how Apple doesn’t make money on apps because their product focus is in hardware.
This profound insight should surprise exactly no one as anyone who has observed Apple anytime in the last 10 years or so, or — as the author pointed out — pretty much since the first iPod.
The question is not why did Apple make iWork and OSX free, it’s why they didn’t make those things available at a really low cost (say $5) that doesn’t even feel like spending money, and get some cream to skim off the top. The “free” (which is only really free if you buy a new Apple product) thing really says more about how threatened they are feeling by their competitors that they feel the need to throw their productivity suite at people’s faces than it does about being innovative in how they are marketing and selling their products. We should realize by now that when you buy an Apple product, you are buying it because of the device not because of the stuff you can run on the device.
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