No. I hate QR codes and rail against them whenever they come up, because no one scans QR codes. And yet we want to augment physical experiences with digital information. Apparently my flat “no” isn’t nuanced enough for some, so here are a few thoughts I’ve developed over years of begging people not to create them: If… Continue reading Should I Use QR Codes for My Marketing Campaign?
2012. The year in which our little WordPress group brought WordCamp to Grand Rapids. And it rocked. Due in large part to the energies of Brian Richards, a few co-coordinators, and a bunch of volunteers – WordCamp Grand Rapids was born. It a pretty big inaugural event. Day 1 went really well, as speakers gave talks in… Continue reading WordCamp Grand Rapids
Imagine if… Let me start this post with the disclaimer that I have not set up my perfect local WordPress development environment yet, partly due to a lack of know-how and partly due to the cobbler’s kids needing shoes. I recently switched from a 74lb Dell laptop to a sweet Macbook Air, and I thought… Continue reading Local Mac WordPress Development Environment
WordPress is the blogging engine and content management system that powers this blog, most of the sites I’ve created over the years, and more than 54 million sites that power the internet. Each year, I take part in a survey of WordPress users and developers (you should too!). I was pretty proud of what I… Continue reading What do you do with WordPress?
For those in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area (yep, I’m looking at you Holland, Traverse City, Detroit, Chicago, Indy, Dayton, etc), the WordPress Grand Rapids crew is proud to announce that we are bringing WordCamp to Grand Rapids on August 18-19. This will be a packed weekend of learning, networking, and idea sharing as speakers… Continue reading Announcing WordCamp Grand Rapids 2012!