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Page Builders in the Age of Gutenberg

By Matt Graham / July 13, 2019 / 0 Comments

Questions covered: What’s page builder? If you already use a page builder on your site, would you consider switching to Gutenberg? When starting a new WordPress site, what considerations would you take when choosing between a page builder, Gutenberg or the classic editor? Which one would you choose? Is Gutenberg using flexbox, grid layout or…

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WP Coffee Podcast

By Matt Graham / July 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

Watch/listen on the WP Coffee Talk website.

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Funky CSS buttons

By Matt Graham / June 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

Working on a new project that will (hopefully) be launched soon, I received designs a few weeks ago. Well designed, nothing out of the ordinary, except this button: I love the design, so I really wanted the look and animation to be amazing. So I found a tutorial that uses an outer and inner element,…

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Not just witty comments in your code

By Matt Graham / June 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Documentation best practices for themes, plugins and APIs, Presentation at WordCamp Hamilton 2019 What? Documentation Helps guide the end user around your plugin/theme/package/etc Can be either a user guide or code reference Comments Help guide the developer (you or someone using your code) understand what they’re looking at Aids in the automated creation of a…

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Mars

I’m going to Mars!

By Matt Graham / May 22, 2019 / 0 Comments

You can too! Go check out NASA’s Mars 2020 Mission.

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Freelancing 101: Full Time Contracts

By Matt Graham / May 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

It’s no secret that I’ve done a lot of contracting over the years I’ve been a developer. I started out with a contract job and have done several since. Most of them were very good. I highly recommend both Vitamin T and PMC Recruitment for genuinely caring about their contractors. They have fantastic staff, and…

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Get on the Dev Train

By Matt Graham / January 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

There are days when you get on the train and you think it’s just going to be another day of the commuter life. Then there are days like a day last fall, where I noticed the octocat sticker on the back of the phone of the guy in front of me. He had plugged his…

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Creative Commons Scavenger Hunt – Copyright and Fair Use

By Matt Graham / December 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

Photo by Julius Drost on Unsplash

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HTML in Functions Kills Kittens: MVC In WordPress Plugins and Themes

By Matt Graham / November 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

These are the speaker notes for the talk that I gave at WordCamp Ottawa or Toronto 2017. If that’s where you get the address from, you’re in the right place! I have an example boilerplate at the bottom of the post. I would love to hear from you on this talk. Questions? Kudos? Criticism? Leave…

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#wpdrama or Conference Planning 101

By Matt Graham / October 3, 2017 / 0 Comments

Another WordCamp has come and gone. I’ve been going to WordCamp Toronto since the beginning—2007—and I’ve seen some of the best planned and best speakers I’ve seen this side of a $1000 conference; some even better. For the last year I’ve actually taken the plunge into speaking at some of the WordCamps in the Southern…

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