Thoughts

How I Built the “WordPress: Year in Review” Website

Earlier this month I launched WordPress: Year in Review, a content project where I’m wrapping up everything that happened with WordPress and in the community this year through an eBook, podcast, and video series. It’s an immense undertaking, so I decided to seek community support through sponsors and crowdfunding. We’re 3 weeks into September and I’m nearly 2/3 of the way to my crowdfunding goal which is exciting! I thought I’d take some time here and explain how I built the site.

Learning HTML and CSS (with My New Book, Out Now!)

I’ve always been a learn-by-doing kind of guy. Maybe it’s because I’m thinking about other things when something is explained to me, or maybe people are bad at explaining things. But either way, a concept doesn’t really sink in until I do it, or until I see an immediate application for it. When I learned …

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5 Years with an iPhone

Recently on my podcast, How I Built It, I got to speak to Stephen Hackett. During our chat I was reminded of, and subsequently mentioned, the time Phil Schiller (now an Apple Fellow – congrats Phil!) tweeted a link to my blog with the text, “Joe switched!” It was my most popular blog post up …

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Pen Recommendations from a Tech Nerd

It’s no secret that I love pens. I’ve talked about my analog tools here before, but I get asked for pen recommendations a lot, so I thought I’d list them here, along with some notes. I’ll mention my favorites at the end.