The importance of WordPress website optimisation with Justin Frydman

Website optimisation

Build it. Theme it. Watch it fail. Or not. If you know how to optimize. Few things are as frustrating as a website slower than molasses going uphill.  Even fewer people stick around to see whether the website was worth waiting for in the first place. There are plenty of other websites in the great… Continue reading The importance of WordPress website optimisation with Justin Frydman

Setting up the PHP Code Sniffer with WordPress Coding Standards Integration for PHPStorm on Ubuntu 18.04

(aka the longest blog title I’ve probably ever written). Recently I reinstalled upgraded my laptop to Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver. I’ve been wanting to upgrade since it was released in October to try out the updated Gnome interface since Ubuntu officially dropped the Unity interface for the latest release. Usually I stick with the… Continue reading Setting up the PHP Code Sniffer with WordPress Coding Standards Integration for PHPStorm on Ubuntu 18.04

Why I will be moving my private source code repositories away from GitHub

In case you’ve been living under a rock, it was announced on Monday that Microsoft as acquired GitHub for $7.5 billion. For various reasons, this has upset open source developers around the world. Since then there has been a lot of discussion online about the pros and cons of this event. While I do feel that a… Continue reading Why I will be moving my private source code repositories away from GitHub

Codeable reviews – the good, the bad and the ugly.

Codeable reviews, are they real and how happy are Codeable clients really? If you have been following this blog you’ll know that I was accepted as a Codeable expert back in September of 2016. Since then I’ve completed 70 tasks through Codeable with an average rating of 5/5. You can even read some of the… Continue reading Codeable reviews – the good, the bad and the ugly.

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about dealing with Codeable.

If you have been following my blog you will know that I was accepted as a Codeable Expert in late 2015. I’ve since spent a fair amount of time espousing the advantages of working with Codeable. Now, one of my Codeable colleagues, Robin Scott from Silicon Dales has written what is probably the most extensive… Continue reading Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about dealing with Codeable.

Taking back ownership of the word ‘freelancer’

PHPSouthAfrica

Based on some prompting by Hugh I applied as a speaker at PHPSouthAfrica this year. Apparently they still don’t know how little I actually know as they accepted my talk submission 😉 I’ll be talking just after afternoon tea about a topic that has been on my mind since 2010, that of the common perception… Continue reading Taking back ownership of the word ‘freelancer’

So, you want to work from home?

WordPress Cape Town

Tonight I’m speaking at the WordPress Cape Town Meetup about the pros and cons of working from home and what you can do to create your perfect work from home space. Here are the slides from that talk.