Category: Creative expression

  • Build a membership site with recurring payments

    We launched a new Recurring Payments feature for self-hosted WordPress.org sites (powered by Jetpack) or WordPress.com sites today. It’s an awesome new way for anyone with a paid WordPress.com plan to earn money through their sites. Our new Recurring Payments feature for WordPress.com and Jetpack-powered sites lets you do just that: it’s a monetization tool […]

  • Capturing your bucket shot

    I enjoyed Peter McKinnon’s short film about his journey to achieving one of his goals, titled “Bucket Shot” – His aim was to capture the popular Lake Moraine, with snow-covered mountains, while the lake was still liquid. It’s a beautiful scene, and well worth watching the film. Featured image: Laurent Gass PHOTOGRAPHIE, licensed CC BY […]

  • I decided to switch my site over to the new Twenty Twenty theme that will be released with WordPress 5.3 next week. I downloaded a pre-release version from the GitHub repo, and uploaded it directly. I like the default themes that ship with WordPress, and the themes that our team is building. Even though the […]

  • I’m watching Matt Mullenweg’s “State of the Word 2019” from the recent WordCamp US, and almost snorted my tea when he had this to say about the new colour gradients feature for blocks in Gutenberg v6.8: You can create blocks like it’s 1999 … Matt Mullenweg, speaking at WCUS 2019 😂 You can find Matt’s […]

  • The mountains won’t remember you

    I really enjoyed Peter McKinnon‘s video titled “The Mountains Won’t Remember Me” for a few reasons. To begin with, his photography is awe inspiring. The video was created from a shoot in Banff, Canada. It’s probably one of the most beautiful regions I’ve every seen, albeit through McKinnon’s video. The mountains, the hills, and the […]

  • Two more Firefox Dev Tools tips for inactive CSS and tracking changes you make

    If you spend a fair amount of your time in your browser’s page inspector examining and tweaking CSS, then you’ll probably find these two sets of features in the Firefox Page Inspector to be really helpful. Track changes you make Firefox Developer Tools offers a great way to track CSS changes we make while testing […]

  • The Chrome browser inspector has a very cool feature

    I primarily use Firefox Developer Edition as my day to day browser. I use the excellent Firefox page inspector several times a day to troubleshoot issues for our customers, and write CSS for a variety of tweaks on sites that I use. As much as I enjoy using the Firefox browser inspector, I noticed a […]

  • Owning your tweets

    Owning your tweets

    I really like how Zach Leatherman has taken control over his tweets, and is sharing them on his site with some great analytics. He provides some insights into how he’s taking his tweets, and republishing them on his site in his post “I’m Taking Ownership of My Tweets” – I fully expect my personal website […]