Link Category: Ideas
Deep work in practice for remote teams
Notes on working deeply in a remote team
How to Run an Inclusive Conference
Inclusivity is a great goal for any event that’s open to anyone who doesn’t know each other well. I feel like one of the many small steps one can take to decrease the feeling of loneliness people experience as remote technical teams is making sure that when you are in person the atmosphere is welcoming and comfortable for everyone.
“SEO in Content Marketing: How to Write for Search Engines Without Sounding Like a Robot”
Over the weekend, an extremely skilled and SEO-savvy content writer we’ve been working with recommended me this resource. It’s a nicely formatted PDF full of deeply sane advice on SEO-aware content creation.
What It’s Like Making a WooCommerce Extension
I’ve often idly considered what it was like to become an author of WooCommerce extensions (plugins) to be sold on WooCommerce.com. Because I have so many other priorities, I’ve never sought out that information for myself. But care of the Post Status newsletter, I discovered that Devin Price has written up exactly what the experience was like. How his plugin was challenged and made better, and what it’s like getting set up to sell.
Is group chat making you sweat?
Jason Fried on a better solution to all-day, all-the-time group chat.
David Explains the OWASP Top Ten
While writing WordPress Security with Confidence last year, I spent a lot of time waiting for the latest revision of the OWASP Top Ten, the 2017 version. They ended up taking too much too long to publish, and I made the course focusing on the 2013 version, which was the most-recent-finalized iteration at the time the course went live. I don’t regret that choice, but I wanted to make sure I was well acquainted with the 2017 iteration.
Is Your Landing Page Good Enough To Get Into Y Combinator?
Or: Is your landing page good enough to get customers?
“301 Redirects: The Horror That Cannot Be Uncached”
Sometimes all you need is a good article title to let you know what your problem is.
Why Use PHP in 2018
Over on Thoughtful Code, I wrote about why even in 2018 I’d choose PHP to make a new software application in. The heart of my reasoning is the conclusion:
Rallying Cry of the Week: makefrontendshitagain.party
This website, which we stubbornly insist on reading as “Make Frontends Hit Again,” is about something we can really get behind: returning to making completely useless stuff on the web because it’s cool and fun.