High Ed Web 2017: A Hart(ford) for Higher Ed

High Ed Web 2017: A Hart(ford) for Higher Ed

I’ve only been home for a few hours, but the lessons and memories of HighEdWeb 2017 are still fresh on my mind.  I feel like one of the few people on earth that actually recharge at a conference, but after WPCampus earlier in the year, I was ready to get back out and network with my fellow web […]

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Ajax + jQuery: An Introduction

Ajax + jQuery: An Introduction

Since Twitch released their ‘Twitch Extensions’ SDK, I’ve been having a lot of fun playing around with different things I can integrate into Twitch’s panels. I’ve build a WordPress Panel and I’m working on Tumblr and Instagram Panels (which require a lot more API work).  But the crux of everything I’ve been working on relies […]

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WordPress, React, and The Future

WordPress, React, and The Future

On September 14, Matt Mullenweg announced that WordPress was rethinking its use of the React.js library due to Facebook’s clarification on its patents. The short story: Facebook released React under a modified “open-source-ish” license (called BSD+Patents) that allow them to judiciously revoke the patent if a service violates the terms of service (specifically, if they […]

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Totality

Totality

There are really no words to describe the feeling I had seeing the Eclipse today.  I could try to throw out words with empty meaning like “fantastic”, or “magical”, but they seem to fall flat when I think back and recall how I actually felt. Holly and I had decided early on that we wanted […]

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Level Up Your WordPress Security

Level Up Your WordPress Security

I had an amazing time speaking and networking at the #WPCampus Event in Buffalo this past weekend.  I was fortunate to be able to share some insight on the realm of Security, and make it (hopefully) more than a fruitless, confusion quest. First of all, here are my slides: Level Up Your WordPress Security from […]

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WPCampus

WPCampus

I got a crash course in the world of “higher education” when I joined the amazing team at the Vanderbilt Web Communications department. Higher-Ed was a brand new world to me, and while a lot of the same issues carry over from “normal” web design, there’s a whole different set of things to worry about. […]

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Adding a Favicon / Site Icon to your WordPress Site

Adding a Favicon / Site Icon to your WordPress Site

Chances are, you’ve bookmarked a site to re-visit it later. And, if you have, you’ve seen the small icon that shows up next to the site in your bookmarks. See the first three? No icon.  The final one, however does have an icon – called a ‘favicon’ associated with it.  WordPress, for a long time, […]

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Livestreaming – An Introduction

Livestreaming – An Introduction

Every morning when I get into the office, I fire up my laptop, grab some coffee, and immediately navigate to my favorite online streamer – MrHappy. A full time streamer, he – and thousands of people like him – make a living out of livestreaming himself playing games or practicing a creative art in front […]

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Encryption, WordPress, Terrorism, and the Modern Web

Encryption, WordPress, Terrorism, and the Modern Web

Editor’s Note: I try not to bring politics into my development discussions, but when they intersect, it’s always a good time for a teaching moment. If you leave a comment, be civil and follow the rules of having a good discussion, or I will outright delete your comments. There’s no room here for rude people. […]

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