A fellow designer and coworker of mine at Automattic, John Maeda, has been curating articles on the fairly new design.blog since August last year. After WordCamp US, he invited Mel Choyce and me to write an article for it each.
Here is my cover, which includes the links to Mel’s and my articles. You should also peruse and follow the various articles and covers produced on design.blog. They are quite delightful.
I have been using Safari as my default browser for the last few months. I really wanted to see what Apple has been up to with their browser and wondered if I could use it effectively for designing and building websites.
The gist is that the browser is pretty dang nice for the most part. I love a bunch of the built-in features like their reader-mode (a must on hard-to-read sites). That said, it’s not the greatest for development or for having a bunch of tabs open.
Continue reading “Safari, I want to love you, but I just can’t”
I’m super excited to finally ditch my old blog.michaelarestad.com blog address for something a bit nicer. Thanks to my generous employer, I now am the super proud owner of michael.blog. I went through the process of setting up the domain on get.blog and I have to say, it was pretty dang slick. I moved all my content over via the importer (a little rough) and it’s now ready to go.
But what about old links?
Well, after a bit of googling, I found a plugin call Redirection by Automattic‘s own John Godley (I love it when my coworkers have already made the tool I need). It took some time, but after reading his instructions, I found it to be fairly simple to set up. Now it will redirect any links to my old site right on over to my new site. Pretty spiffy! Thanks John!
I also picked up a few other .blog addresses here and there including one for my pup (yeah I’m that guy). There are tons of sweet .blog domains available. Go get one!
There are enough WordPress plugin and theme listicles out there to match a single day of Buzzfeed-generated articles (probably not), but I think it’s time we took a good look at some of the truly inspiring plugins out there.
Continue reading “Top 10 Delightful WordPress plugins”
Right now, the WordPress dashboard is my least used and most visited page in the admin. I don’t know the history of why it was made and the decisions about it along the way. It seems like the why might be “because we needed a place for users to go when they logged in” and expanded from there.
Continue reading “What is the WordPress dashboard for?”
George Stephanis and I created a nifty little WordPress plugin over the last couple days for funsies called Hugh.
Hugh allows to add a widget to your site that does one thing and one thing only. Hugh allows anyone on your site to change the color of your blog theme!
Continue reading “Fight with colors on my blog, please”
There are the useful parts of the internet, the horrifying parts of the internet, and the brilliant parts. Here are just a few of the more delightful websites on the web filling up my bookmarks folder. Enjoy.
Continue reading “Some nifty internet”