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
As a remote worker, who primarily gets to interact with clients via email or Skype conference calls, going onsite to meet with a client is extremely exciting. The face-to-face interaction is one that cannot be underestimated. To have a professional, productive onsite meeting with a client, it takes upfront planning,...Continue Reading Being Productive at Onsite Client Meetings
“Please, no matter how we advance technologically, please don’t abandon the book. There is nothing in our material world more beautiful than the book.” –Patti Smith There are many great pathways to glean new information out there, whether it be on the web or in a class. Your mileage may...Continue Reading Helpful Books for Front-End Developers
Here at WDS, we’re expanding our usage of the WP API. We have had a number of API posts in the past, and now we want to cover custom API endpoints more thoroughly. When working with custom content in WordPress, it is likely that you will come to a point where...Continue Reading WP API: Adding Custom Endpoints
“Clever code” is a term that you may have heard before, accompanied by sighs and groans from other developers. Often, people seem to think of clever code as annoying, and perhaps even harmful. In this article, I’m going to give a brief overview of what clever code is, why it’s often...Continue Reading Is Clever Code OK?
The WordPress user roles and capabilities system is built to be pretty flexible. There’s a hierarchy of responsibilities in place that can be used to inform a content workflow from lower on the totem pole to higher. But sometimes those user roles aren’t quite sufficient to perform the particular kinds...Continue Reading Building Content Teams with WP User Groups and Custom User Roles
We have yet another new member that recently joined our team–please join us in welcoming Kellen Mace, our newest developer! A little bit about Kellen: Kellen is a lifelong learner with a fondness for interesting projects that push his creative and technical limits. He loves building and launching software that...Continue Reading Welcome Our Newest Dev, Kellen Mace!
Becoming a good developer is super easy, right? You just read all the right books, learn the right languages, read the right blogs, and ? you’re a developer! It’s nothing a four year degree from a technical college couldn’t give you, right? Or maybe not. Colleges and universities are woefully behind on...Continue Reading How to be a Better Developer
As the end of 2015 approaches, we have joined the masses in taking stock of the passing year and started setting our sights on the next. The last few years have been a big jump for us and we’ve grown a lot. These transitions haven’t always been easy (that’s why...Continue Reading Another Awesome WDS Year Down and Many More to Go
Our mental and physical health is directly linked (no surprise there). For every article that shouts from the rooftops about all the ways technology makes our lives better as a global community, it is closely followed by another that is muttering under its breath: “Careful there; don’t over do it!” You...Continue Reading How Technology Can Help Your Health