As we wrote about a little while back, the 3.8 upgrade effectively broke some dashboard widgets by squeezing them into leetle teeny boxes (no word yet on whether said boxes were made out of ticky tacky). With some collaborative assistance, we found a functional solution to return that style layout, but it involved adding a snippet of […]
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There is a phrase in science and statistics which goes like this: “Correlation does not imply causation“. It’s used to point out false conclusions that are attractive because they show some connection, but are not actually valid or statistically meaningful. Frequently, people who are trying to build some reach in social media fall prey to […]
It begins so seductively…“GAIN NEW FOLLOWERS AND DRIVE TRAFFIC TODAY!” (OK, that may not be seductive to everyone, but when you’re a small business or startup looking for exactly those things, it’s terribly seductive). So, you browse their profile, and “Holy crap, this dude/dudette has over a million followers, it must be legit!” And suddenly, […]
As an entrepreneur, we tend to spend much of our time focused on growing our businesses, building new connections, and looking for the next opportunity, and it can be difficult to find time to reflect. We've had an amazing year here at ImTheirWebGuy, and I wanted to take a little time in reflection to thank some of the people who helped make that possible.
After getting notified that 3.8 was available, I eagerly ran the update, and then immediately wished I hadn’t. While the UI updates in WP 3.8 definitely hit the goal of “modern interface”, they failed hard at the goal of “displaying existing dashboard widgets correctly”, and pretty much failed responsive design in general. How? By forcing […]
When integrating third party API’s with a WordPress plugin, a lot of developers take the easy route by forcing all of the interactions to occur on submit; the end user pays the price by waiting through an extended submit process that has them staring at an hourglass or loading screen for far longer than they […]
I asked the members of our local networking group to complete the following question: “The thing that keeps me from being more visible online is: ____________” The answers had a few commonalities, but frustration was a common theme. “The ever changing rules that I need to keep up with. Just when I think I understand […]