Ben Lobaugh Joins WDS as Developer Lead!

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WDS is proud to welcome our newest team member, Ben Lobaugh! He is joining us as a Developer Lead. Ben is a native born Washingtonian currently living in the beautiful Seattle area. He has been involved in the open source … Continue reading

Better Responsive Typography

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Any smartphone user has probably noticed and been annoyed by sites (even responsive ones) that are difficult to read or just don‚Äôt look quite right. I know I’ve been annoyed by trying to view a website on my phone and … Continue reading

Integrating Font Awesome icons in bbPress

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The amount of thought and time that goes into designing a universally accepted icon is amazing. ¬†Choosing when to utilize icons to represent interfacing elements is paramount to whether users will understand, and seamlessly navigate areas of a website. Previously, … Continue reading

Using APIs to Integrate with WordPress

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What is an API? API stands for “application programming interface” but that does not help explain what an API is. The simplest way I could explain what an API is: a way to handle data somewhere other than where you … Continue reading

WDS Welcomes Suzette Franck!

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WebDevStudios is proud to announce our newest Front End Developer – Suzette Franck! Suzette has been in web development for over twenty years; she started making hand-coded HTML websites on Geocities with font tags and tables back in 1995. Since … Continue reading

WP Y’all!

This year for WordCamp Birmingham aka WP Y’all, it is being held on Saturday, August 16th at the Harbert Center. During the WordCamp, you will have a chance to see WDS team member, Greg Rickaby! This is only the second … Continue reading

Which Brad Will You Be Seeing at WordCamp Grand Rapids 2014?

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This year for WordCamp Grand Rapids, it is being held from Friday, August 15th – Sunday, August 17th and is taking place at the DeVos Center on Grand Valley State University’s Pew Campus. During WordCamp, you will have the chance … Continue reading

You broke it! Better Error Handling So Your Errors Don’t Suck!

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There you are.¬†Face illuminated by the blue glow of the monitor. You’ve just finished passing the third of three sets of WP_Query arguments¬†to a function that’s¬†supposed to run a¬†loop with the passed args. Except…arg is what you’re feeling right now¬†because … Continue reading

Unit Testing Your Plugins

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So you have an amazing plugin, and it’s starting to get bigger and the bug reports are piling up (or better you are are starting a new plugin and you wanna do it right). Unfortunately getting PHPUnit to properly function … Continue reading

WordCamp Oma-what? Omaha!

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This is the first year that Omaha is having a WordCamp! It is running from Saturday, August 9th – Sunday, August 10th and is being held at the¬†Metropolitan Community College.¬† During WordCamp Omaha, you will be able to see WDS … Continue reading