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Fort Collins WordPress Meetup 2014 Kickoff

The Fort Collins WordPress Meetup is back for 2014! Our first meetup of the year will be on January 28 at 6:30 PM at Pateros Creek Brewery. We will be discussing the free Jetpack plugin and answering your WordPress questions. You can RSVP here. Jetpack is a free WordPress plugin built by the development team […]

Presenting at WordCamp Denver 2013

On Saturday, November 16, I’ll be presenting at WordCamp Denver 2013. The title of my talk is FTP Commando to Git Hero. During my presentation I’ll cover my journey over the past year implementing version control and deployment into my WordPress development workflow. Here is an outline of my presentation: Discuss some of the pitfalls […]

Day One Notes from CSS Dev Conf 2013

I’m currently attending the CSS Dev Conference in Estes Park. Yesterday I sat through a day of presentations from the best and brightest in front end development. Here are a few highlights. Zoe Gillenwater Zoe spoke on the power of one and the importance of learning. She also discussed the need to push ourselves as […]

How to Display the Excerpt in WordPress

WordPress Excerpt Field

What is the excerpt? The excerpt is a description or small portion of a blog post. Most of the time it is used on the main blog page to show small teasers for your most recent posts. The excerpt needs to be intriguing and exciting to persuade users to click through to the full post. […]

Why Your Site Should Be Responsive

Responsive Web Design

I have been making a lot of responsive websites lately. I know that the term has been around for a few years, but it seems that it is just now making it into the mainstream language for most of my clients. A New Way of Thinking I have made about 10 responsive sites (like this […]

5 Favorite WordPress Plugins I Use Everyday

Gravity Forms WordPress plugin

One of my favorite things about WordPress is the vast collection of plugins available. A plugin extends the core functionality of WordPress to do almost anything you want. I like writing my own WordPress plugins, but sometimes there is already a solution available that can save me both time and money. Here is a list […]