WordPress workshop for beginners

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I’m running a WordPress workshop in Stamford Innovation Center (Stamford, CT) next Wednesday, May 11th. This class is for beginners who want to learn how set up and customize a website (personal or for business). It’s a great opportunity for anyone who wants to launch their website or someone who is getting into web development Continue…

WordPress themes, less is more

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If you’ve ever used WordPress, chances are you’ve used a theme you found or bought, even if you’re web developer and know how to create custom one by yourself. And it’s easy to see why – there are a lot tons of WordPress themes available, free and premium. The industry has grown significantly since 2008. Theme shops Continue…

WordPress celebrated 10 year anniversary

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Few days ago WordPress community celebrated 10 year anniversary. It’s a huge milestone for an open source project and for its community, which is the driving power behind the project’s success. I started developing websites almost five years ago, and after 1 year of struggling with HTML, CSS and JavaScript – I decided to try Continue…

WordPress and Phonegap (part2)

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In Part 1, we learned how to get WordPress to work as backend platform for our future mobile app. Now we have nicely formatted JSON feed coming from WordPress and we can use it anywhere with ajax request. This part will explain how to get phonegap set up and prepare some boilerplate for our app Continue…

Backbone.js explained

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Backbone.js is one of many javascript MVC frameworks, others are Angular.js, Phantom.js, Ember.js. Why backbone? It’s very small, only 6K minified, not opinionated, meaning it doesn’t dictate how you should organize your code. A lot of big companies (like Pandora, USA Today, New York Times, Rdio) use backbone.js to power their web applications. What can Continue…

WordPress and Phonegap (part 1)

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WordPress is an excellent CMS and provides a lot of flexibility for developers, users, authors, and everyone who manages websites. I wrote a blog post phonegap few months ago and few people were interested to learn more how to use WordPress as a backend for a mobile app. Phonegap is just one of the tools Continue…