If you work with multiple environments (development, staging, production etc) when building WordPress sites, you’ll know that WordPress uses hardcoded absolute URLs in the database for various tasks. There are lots of arguments as to why this is done, and whether it’s the best solution, but for now it remains quite difficult to migrate WordPress between environments.
In the middle of writing a blog post about generating placeholder text (think lipsum..coming soon) I started wondering why there is no HTML-native way to load arbitrary content into an element. API’s and RESTful services are all over the web these days, but we continue to have to jump through hoops to access them. Either [...]
On the 19th March I’m going to be attending “State of the Browser“. It’s an event hosted by the London Web Standards group for “web creators” to get the low down on up-and-coming features of the 4 modern browsers.
I couldn’t resist posting this here. This really was the best day of my life (so far), and Ed Crofts’ filming, editing and production of the wedding video is just breathtaking. This 4-minute edit captures everything about the day, just perfectly.
You can find out more about the video, and our photos, over at our wedding blog.
I apologise for documenting such a personal event on what is for all intents and purposes a technical blog, but I can’t resist the opportunity to share my happiness with the world. After all that is what a good wedding is all about – sharing and celebrating a union with family, friends, and the world!
This post will be mostly photos, however there are a few special people who I want to thank for their contribution. Warning! This is a soppy, heartfelt post – full of love and linkjuice :D
Last week, whilst on my honeymoon in Cuba, I wrote this post about being disconnected, and liking it.
I’ve been home 2 days, and haven’t yet brought myself to deal with my email, read any news, or write a tweet. I’ve been on facebook, but that’s because it’s where my friends, family and wedding photos are. I’m only half using my iPhone… I’ve only had my PC on a couple of hours a day… I’m feeling slightly intimidated.
I am a child of the internet. I remember the early(ish) days, when we had 14.4k modems and I hadn’t yet discovered search engines. Always a geek, I was one of the first kids in school to get access at home. One day after doing some research for a school project on The Blitz using altavista, I announced excitedly to my classmates that one day soon all the information known to mankind would be on the Internet AND the internet would be everywhere. They laughed.
Cuba doesn’t really have the internet. There is an expensive data network (not 3G) I can access from my phone and a very slow broadband connection available on the islands for tourists, but the locals can only gain access by queuing for hours at small, rare internet cafe type places. Two weeks here have been an interesting experiment.