Category Archives: web development

Converting WordPress to Web App: Adding a Deployment Process

In this fourth installment of my Converting WordPress to Web App series, I look into Adding a Deployment Process! Rather than relying on the tried-and-true, manual FTP process, we continue our march into automation, recruiting a service to keep an eye on our repo and partially automate the process of moving our files from here to there! So let’s get started! Continue reading

How to add Critical CSS to a WordPress site

As part of my ongoing attempt to improve page load speeds and incorporate best practices, I have incorporated inlining critical CSS into a WordPress site via a Grunt task, documenting all the fun along the way! Continue reading

Adding HTTPS to my Dreamhost WordPress site

For some time I have wanted to upgrade this site to HTTPS, but I have heard so many horror stories that I kept putting it off and putting it off. Finally, a couple articles arrived serendipitously, and helped convince me that now was the time. I have no major breakthroughs here, but a) I wanted to brag a little, and b) I wanted to highlight a couple issues I encountered, resources I found, and workarounds I used. Continue reading

Series Part 6: A beginner’s guide to comparing, and getting started with, MVC frameworks: Summary

The sixth part of my series on MVC frameworks, where I find, collect, and present some fantastic resources for anyone looking to get started, trying to figure out the differences between all the options, find out which is right for them, and find a good starting point. In this final installment, I wrap things up and provide a short summary of what I think of those frameworks examined. Continue reading

Today’s Readings

The latest installment in my “Today’s Readings” series, offering my rants and thoughts based on findings from around the world-wide web. Happy reading! Continue reading