Book Review: WordPress 3 Plugin Development Essentials

July 11, 2011

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Topics: Reviews, WordPress.

WordPress 3 Plugin Development Essentials by Brian Bondari and Everett Griffiths Read more about this book at Packt Publishing » or Buy it at Amazon At root, this book is an excellent overview of the techniques and issues which will be encountered by any developer — however experienced — when they are authorizing a plug-in using the WordPress plug-in API in WordPress 3. In particular, I appreciated the emphasis on organization and coding best practices. I’ve worked with plenty of […]

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New Accessibility Review at Practical eCommerce

October 1, 2009

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Topics: Accessibility, Reviews.

The second in my monthly column of Practical eCommerce accessibility reviews is available today! This review follows a different pattern than the previous, setting up a persona-based walkthrough of the reviewed site. Read my review of of Pets Contained at Practical eCommerce. It’s always interesting to see what I’ve written after the editors have had their way with it… 😉

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Review: WordPress Plugin Development: Beginner’s Guide, by Vladimir Prelovac

September 21, 2009

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Topics: Reviews, WordPress.

So, a few weeks ago this handy book showed up on my doorstep: WordPress Plugin Development (Beginner’s Guide), by Vladimir Prelovac (author of the WP Wall, Theme Test Drive, and Smart YouTube WordPress plugins, among many others). Vladimir being a highly active WordPress plugin developer, it’s unsurprising that the basic premise behind the book is to learn by doing. Essentially, the book takes you on a step-by-step walkthrough of several of Vladimir’s WordPress plugins, constructing each aspect of the plugins […]

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Accessibility Review at Practical eCommerce

September 7, 2009

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Launching today, I’m beginning a new series at Practical eCommerce. This is a series of practical accessibility reviews — web sites can submit themselves to be reviewed, and I’ll take some time to review the site and write up my comments in an article format. The goal of this article isn’t to tear down the hard work web site owners have done, so I’m not as harsh as I might be in another context — it’s also not a paid […]

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Review of “Mobile Web Development”

April 21, 2008

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Topics: Reviews, Web Development.

This new book from Packt Publishing & Nirav Mehta is a quick and effective introduction to developing websites specifically targeted at mobile device users. I say “users” for a reason — one of the strongest advantages to the book is a strong focus on considering your user and their needs as a key element of mobile web development. My overall reaction to this book was positive. It covers a wide variety of key issues for mobile web programming in an […]

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