Just in time for WordCamp London my batch of over 200 ‘Kimb’ stickers have arrived:
Note that the dark blue ones are ‘official’ WordPress blue, these will be in high demand over the weekend
I’ve been rocking a white plastic 2009 model MacBook for a few years, it was my first ever Mac but the poor thing has slowly degraded into being a useless device after upgrading to the latest OSX and has never been really great for doing graphic work on.
A couple of weeks ago I bagged a semi-new MacBook Pro which was pre-loved by my good mate Tony who did an awesome job upgrading it from it’s basic form to a beast that sports 8GB RAM and a 128GB SSD drive alongside the stock 320GB HDD (CD drive has been removed).
The upgrade has totally changed my working model. Before I used Mac for coding/dev and my workstation PC for graphic work. Now I can do everything on one portable machine leaner and faster than before.
I’ll still keep my workstation PC (a beastly Windows machine with an SSD/6GB RAM/1TB HHD) for home media storage, backups and testing but not much else. I’m sad to move away from being totally platform agnostic but as I have no desire to upgrade to Windows 8 I’d have probably ended up using my PC less and less anyway.
And now, the important part:
The rest of my apps for writing/email/productivity are all in the browser (mainly Google powered). I run these in Chrome and run Firefox for general browsing. I swap between Chrome/Firefox for dev.
I just pushed out a small update to the Make Do website with the intention of:
One aspect that needed work on the new site was the use of the ‘event cards’ which were introduced back in the first version. The colurs and contrasts just weren’t right on a plain white background so I played around with a few variations and shared with a few people for feedback:
In the end the darker design won out – this was actually launched as this:
General feedback for this design is a lot more positive. It still needs work and playing around with but it’s on the right track. One thing that I feel is missing is the ‘card’ element, where each event is given more focus in it’s own box, this will eventually come back – just watch.
For now, check out the new changes over at Make Do.
I’ve designed this workshop for complete newbies and theme hackers. Maybe you’ve looked into theme building and been overwhelmed by the number of tutorials online, or you opened TwentyWhatever and saw 30+ PHP files and decided it was just too much?
This workshop will give anyone who attends a quick fire introduction to how to make WordPress themes from scratch. We’ll also be building a very basic ‘page driven’ CMS theme (just pages, no posts/comments etc…).
You can sign up here for the workshop, but please bear in mind that you’ll miss the first half of the day’s conference talks.