(This is a post to help me remember common Markdown syntax.) To be sure, if I really wanted to preserve my content indefinitely, Markdown in a text file is better than Markdown in a database field. Markdown Makes Sense, Even in an Email I dislike Rich-text or HTML email. If it’s done right, it’s not… Read more Using Markdown
For years and years, I developed web sites with ExpressionEngine. EE is great: I love it. I started with something like 1.2 and worked my way up to version 2.10. The ease of creating templates, and pulling in database content into those templates, just really fit my brain and method of developing web sites. The… Read more Bones + ACF
My two favorite Christmas movies are: Elf Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas Both movies are incredibly sweet, with great music and humor. We watch them every year.
Am I going all in with WordPress? I guess so. Most of the site I develop for clients sites use WP, with a smaller number using ExpressionEngine. And it feels like more and more clients, including my wife, are requesting WP. EE is much better to develop for (Drupal is even better), but WP seems… Read more All in on WP
My wife’s hard drive failed while we were in NJ last month. A while back, I had replaced the hard drive cable (a dicey undertaking!), but this time, it was clearly a bad hard drive. The error messages when verifying the disk were unmistakable. Plus, the flashing folder with a question mark? Yeah. Ifixit to… Read more Installing a New Hard Drive
We drove to my grandma’s funeral. Driving sucks and is really dangerous, too. But, man, it’s convenient. You see more of the country, and it’s always nice to have your car when you’re in a strange city. We drove through Pennsylvania, mostly, and dang if it isn’t a beautiful state. We mostly followed I-76, through… Read more Driving to PA
My grandma died. She was 93. I didn’t know her as well as I would like; it’s too late for that now. She had a tremendous life, from my viewpoint, because it was all about family for her. 96 great-grandkids will give you an idea of what family meant to her. It wasn’t all fun… Read more A Death in the Family
Whatever you might think of Drupal, its version 8 will likely change your mind. Here’s the Drupal 8 standard CSS Architecture. I’ve seen quite a few style guides and architectural documents; this one is well done. If you value collaboration and ease of development, you’ll want to use a similar document. Don’t write code for… Read more CSS Architecture & Style Guide for Drupal