December 2008 - Broken Links Archive

Looking forward to 2009

2008 was pret­ty excit­ing on the web, was­n’t it? The con­tin­u­ing rise of social media, mobile inter­net, APIs, frame­works… it’s get­ting hard­er to keep up with it all.

I won’t be so bold as to make any spe­cif­ic pre­dic­tions about the year ahead — more of the same is my best guess! — but here are a few arti­cles I’ve read recent­ly which have an eye on the future.

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Five plugins (and a theme) to improve Textpattern

Fol­low­ing on from my pre­vi­ous post, I thought I’d explore in a lit­tle more detail how I like to opti­mise my Textpat­tern instal­la­tion when start­ing a new site. While TXP has a pret­ty good set­up out of the box, there are a few more steps I like to take to real­ly make it zing.

Bear in mind that I’ve only real­ly noticed the pow­er of TXP in the last year or so, and there may be a heap of oth­er plu­g­ins that I’m unaware of; list­ed below are just my favourites that I’ve dis­cov­ered so far.

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I’ve updat­ed my Speak­ing page to include more con­fer­ences, more videos, and a lit­tle on my speak­ing require­ments and pref­er­ences. I’m plan­ning to cut down on the num­ber of talks I give in 2014 (twelve is too many), but am always open to inter­est­ing offers and oppor­tu­ni­ties, so please get in touch if you’re organ­is­ing an event.

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