The first-ever WordCamp in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada takes place on May 27, 2017 at Dalhousie University, inside the Marion McCain Building. WebDevStudios’ very own Frontend Developer, Allison Tarr, will be there to present a “Field Guide to Caring for a Developer.” In her session, Allison will provide ways for developers...Continue Reading It’s a Fact. We’ll Be at WordCamp Halifax!
Writing HTML is about more than simply “having stuff appear on the page.” Each element you use has a meaning and conveys information to your visitors, especially to those that use assistive technologies to help interpret that meaning for them. A majority of a site’s visitors will be able to...Continue Reading Accessibility of Semantics: How Writing Semantic HTML Can Help Accessibility
In its second year, WordCamp Jacksonville takes place May 20-21 at Keiser University. Expect to see WebDevStudios (WDS) there. Not only is WDS Backend Developer (and resident taco expert), Gary Kovar, an active organizer of this exciting WordPress event, but WDS Client Strategist, Jodie Riccelli, will be presenting on Sunday,...Continue Reading We’re Going to Jacksonville!
What Is Elasticsearch? Elasticsearch is an incredibly fast, open-source, distributed, and highly-scalable solution for managing your searchable content. Elasticsearch can scale up with your site, because of its distributed architecture. This means that as your site grows, Elasticsearch grows with it; and it still provides performance benefits. One of the...Continue Reading Why Use Elasticsearch on Your WordPress Site?
Sessions, Structure, and Support by Allison Tarr Aaron D. Campbell’s “Being a Good Citizen in the WordPress Community“ For me, one of my favourite aspects about attending WordCamps is the reminder of being part of a larger WordPress (and developer) ecosystem. It is sometimes all too easy to lose myself...Continue Reading Post Event Report: WordCamp Chicago
One of the benefits of working for WebDevStudios is that we all work remotely. The “remote” in remote work, to me, has always seemed equal parts freedom and challenge. There are numerous articles about how to work remotely, offering advice like: establish a routine, over-communicate, limit distractions, and have an...Continue Reading Working Remotely
For many, the command line is a scary place where the only way to interact with your computer is to write a bunch of cryptic commands. This often leads us, as developers, especially newbie devs, to look for a better GUI-centric option. But GUIs can have their drawbacks, too. In my...Continue Reading Get Started with Git Command Line
This year’s WordCamp Raleigh was the most attended #WCRaleigh in the event’s history, with over 300 in attendance! I was representing WebDevStudios at this year’s event, along with my awesome coworker, Jay Wood. Here’s my recap. As with any WordCamp, the highlight for me was engaging with the amazing community,...Continue Reading Post-Event Report: WordCamp Raleigh 2017
Featuring a gamut of topics about the power of WordPress, WordCamp Chicago takes place this weekend. Our own Frontend Developer, Allison Tarr, will be there presenting “Be the Loop You Want to See in the World,” where she will demystify the boundaries of The Loop and explain how to expand its limits. She...Continue Reading Catch Us at WordCamp Chicago, April 29-30
A rising issue in the tech field and remote working world is mental health and stress. Remote working is a relatively new way to conduct business and employment. With it comes challenges that are a bit different from the average workplace stress. While remote workers don’t have to worry about long commutes or smelly...Continue Reading Promoting Wellness for Remote Workers