• Learning with practice

    The progress of my theme is decent. I have been learning how to work with Git and SVN more and more. I did recently have a little conversation with @ipstenu on Twitter about learning version control. Yes, I am still learning how to harness the power of simple commits and getting the hang of how to […]

  • HTML validation issues

    If it’s one thing I hate it’s loading up a site, click on something and then the layout gets all wonky on me. For the last two years I have read and learned about HTML and CSS validation. The one thing I have learned is that there are people out there that don’t care for […]

  • One more week

    Earlier today when I got home from work I did my usual routine of updating to the most current development version of WordPress, made sure all other applications were up to date and opened up my code editor (Notepad++) to view and edit my theme files. Since I was wide awake I tried my hand […]

  • My new addiction

    No, not a drug; although some people may consider it a drug. Over the last few weeks I have been more driven to learn about web development. One of the things that I have learned is to document everything. I pretty much have tried to document every little detail of my learning process and I […]

  • Me, WordPress and Template tags

    Recently I have been working more diligently on putting some finishing touches on my personal blog’s theme. Working on a local machine is so much easier now that I understand how it works. I remember when I started out with PHP it was painful. I got frustrated because I didn’t know where the files had […]

  • Theme progress – good

    Slowly but surely my blog’s is coming together. The one thing I am now attempting to do is work out a gallery system. While I do like the Twenty Twelve’s way of presenting the image gallery I want something a little different. The way the Twenty Twelve handles the images is by linking to a […]

  • TortoiseSVN – version control status

    More and more I have coded the theme for my site and more and more I beginning to understand how TortoiseSVN works. Version control has been good to me so far. Every bit of testing I do helps to program my brain to register and understand better. A good example is a quick little snippet […]

  • Code – Functions

    Recently I was perusing the WordPress support forums in hopes to use some of my newly gained knowledge to help others that are learning just like me. I came across a thread that made me laugh a little bit. It was a practice I’ve never really seen and I think should be avoided; at least […]

  • Emmet – Zen Coding

    Okay, I just recently found out about this amazing Notepad++ plugin and I am beyond in love with it! I had tried using Zen Coding but for some strange reason it didn’t work. It could have been me, to be honest. The plugin works very simply by creating shortcuts to cut the development time. These […]

  • Code – Theme status: structure

    So far I have been experimenting with adding theme options to my theme for when I get ready to actually share the theme with the WordPress community. I have the basic file structure that I want to be using for themes down the road. It is of course HTML5 and I’ll try and mess around […]