What is a callback?

I found this on StackOverflow while searching about callbacks.

What is a callback?

I just met you,

And this is crazy,

But here’s my number (delegate),

So if something happen (event),

Call me, maybe (callback)?

In computer programming, a callback is executable code that is passed as an argument to other code. 

Wikipedia: Callback (computer science)

It was anwered by user LightStriker. I thought it was a very clever (and memorable) answer. :)

Design Resources

Picjumbo Free photos

These guys mean it, completely free photos.  They offer a new photograph daily.  Quality is excellent. http://picjumbo.com/

Photoshop Wireframe Kit

Rafal Tomal with CopyBlogger Media has an excellent wireframe kit that he’s created in Photoshop.  He’s offering this resource at no cost along with some hints to get you up to speed quickly.  http://rafaltomal.com/free-photoshop-wireframe-kit/

Icon Font Generator

You know that awesome icon font from Bootstrap?  It’s a great resource, but when you only want an icon or two from the bunch it seems like a lot of bloat to load up the entire font.  Enter, Fontello.  With 14 different sets to choose from as well as the ability to upload and create your own this is a no-brainer.  Simply choose the icons you want, customize names and codes, download and go! http://fontello.com/

 

 

Headings

  • Theme templates should use a reasonable HTML heading structure – including the use of heading elements for page sub-sections.
    • Semantic HTML will help machines (screen readers) understand what we mean.
    • The page headings create a document outline that can be used by assistive technology to help the user.
  • Heading markup must NOT be used for presentational purposes.
    • Don’t use a H1 tag simply because you want large text, this will break the outline and possibly cause confusion for the user.
    •  You can use CSS to carry out visual styling.
  • Heading elements for structure MAY be positioned off-screen as long as this is not at the expense of providing good, visual, structure.
    • This article over at css-tricks.com is a good refresher on hiding elements and how to best carry out it for screen readers.

Specifically, sub-sections defined by your theme MUST use heading elements. This includes wrapping your post title in a heading when used in an article context and wrapping widget titles in headings.

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A New Year, A New Job

2013 has been an incredibly difficult, wonderful year!

Isn’t that an awesome sentence?  It’s been sitting here in draft mode waiting for me since January 2.

Well today I decided that I’m better at websites than I am at writing so this will  be short and sweet.  I’m glad that 2013 is over, I learned a lot but it’s time to move on.  More than that, I’m glad 2014 is here because with it brings a new job for me! :)

I started with WP Valet in December (just 3 weeks ago) and have to say I’ve never felt more at home.  I’m working with an amazing team of people doing amazing things with WordPress.  It’s the job I’ve always wanted, I can’t wait to see what the future holds!

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WordPress – Posts 2 People

Often, we in the WordPress Community read blogs written on WordPress by people in the WordPress Community about …. well, WordPress. We read about the business aspect of WordPress, sometimes the ‘how’ of WordPress and other times there are posts to read about the community in and around WordPress.

Since I am relatively new to WordPress I read as much as I can. I have discovered that I love to code … I mean, I really love it. What does someone new to WordPress and coding do to figure things out?  Why, read of course!  I’m a regular reader of Tom McFarlin’s blog, Post Status by Brian Krosgrard, Pippin Williamson’s Plugin Tutorial Site and many others.  I search Google and the Codex to find answers.  I’ll often deconstruct both themes and plugins in my quest to figure out how things are done.  Once I’ve set my mind to something I’m relentless.

Through all this, I’ve met the ‘people of WordPress’.  Some in person but many only virtually (although the connection is no less real.)

The experiences have been both good and bad, but the good far outweigh the bad…by a long shot.  People have been kind, they’ve shared knowledge and ability and I’ve grown along the way.  I now find myself in a place to do the same and it’s a great feeling.  Sure there have been the occasional ‘doing_it_wrong()‘ comments, but I’ve learned from those too ;)

I was recently talking to one of my new WordPress friends, Carrie Dils when all of this came up; people, connections, reaching out.  She even wrote a post about it, Reach Out.

Her post made me think about my favorite plugin, Posts 2 Posts by Scribu.  Seriously, it is the coolest thing ever for a new developer.  I read the documentation, I do what it says…boom, it works!  Posts in one category are suddenly ‘talking’ to posts in another.  I can even coerce the posts from one post_type to ‘talk’ to another post_type.  I can tell that the plugin will do a lot more than I understand now … custom taxonomy’s, oy!  But the point is it has enough for everyone.

That plugin kind of reminds me of people and relationships. It is probably a cheesy metaphor, but we are connected … and, all at different levels.  The code that connects us can come in many forms, but the constant is WordPress. Ten years into it and WordPress is stronger than ever. That can be attributed to the fact that Matt has stayed true to the vision he has had for WordPress from the beginning, often in the face of criticism. (You can read about more about that here and here.)

So, these thoughts, and as a result this post, were born out of a conversation with my new WordPress friend.  It is my way of saying to her, and to everyone else …. that I see and appreciate the community that has welcomed me in.

Exclude a Member From the BuddyPress Members Loop

Works with BuddyPress 1.8.1

Here’s the scenario;  you’ve created a site for a client using BuddyPress.  They want you to continue to manage the site for them but since you are not a member of the ‘community’ you would like to hide yourself on the members page list (i.e. the loop).

This was posted by one of the BuddyPress developers, @r-a-y in the BuddPress Codex. (Reference URL)

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WordCamp Fayetteville

I had the privilege of speaking in the dev track at WordCamp Fayetteville this weekend (8-27-13).  Unfortunately my presentation wasn’t recorded due to technical issues.  I’m posting my slides here now and will write a detailed post this next weekend.

It has been an eventful week, my power at home was out the 4 days leading up to WordCamp and then the day of WordCamp power was out at the venue.  Fortunately it was restored but not quickly enough to get the first speaker (me) recorded.  Since I was running 4 days behind on regular work it will take a few days to do what I want to do here…but stay tuned!!

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