Last weekend I had the opportunity to travel to San Francisco for my third WordCamp of 2013, WordCamp San Francisco. For those of you who are unfamiliar WordCamps are regional WordPress conferences held in cities throughout the world. As part of the WordPress Foundation they’re cheap (usually only $20), are packed with great speakers and can be one of the best places to network and discuss all things WordPress.
Of all the WordCamps held throughout the year WordCamp San Francisco is the king. This is the largest and seemingly most well-funded WordCamp there is. As it is located at the home of Automattic (the company behind WordPress.com) it attracts folks from all over the world as attendees, sponsors and speakers providing a depth of knowledge and experience that simply isn’t available anywhere else. Continue Reading →
What if I told you there is a way to add social media icons to your website that doesn’t require image files, scales for any screen size or pixel density and is even easier to use than images?
The problem is that images are slow, inflexible and just an all around hassle to handle on most websites. Sure, you can create a sprite to make it a little easier but creating, maintaining and, in some cases even using that sprite can be an exercise in futility if you aren’t intimately familiar with CSS. To complicate matters, if you don’t use a sprite you have to download a separate resource for each and every image you use and possibly another separate set of images if you need to resize the images due to screen size or pixel density.
I talk a lot about website security. While securing your website is obviously a passion of mine there is another part of your business and your brand that I haven’t been paying enough attention to. Your social media accounts are often just as, if not more so, important than your actual website? Do you know how to keep them safe as well? Continue Reading →