The personal website of Chris Coyier

Archive for July, 2008

Jeff & Molly’s Wedding

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

My longtime friends and current roomates just got married this past weekend. Lots of friends in town. Heavy drinking. Good times. That many days in a row away from the keyboard was nice for the carpal tunnel, but hard on the emails!

I was busy most of the time doing Best Man jobs, but I did manage to snap some pics along the way. Here is the Flickr photo set.

Auto-Twittering is Ridiculous

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

There are all these plugins and services and whatnot for “Automatically tweeting posts you publish to your blog!“. Ridiculous. Nobody wants to follow people who use Twitter exclusively for this kind of self promotion. Am I against using Twitter for self promotion? Absolutely not, only when it’s lifelessly “automated.”

Random thoughts:

How I Built This Custom WordPress Theme

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

The site you are looking at now (unless this is like 2010 or later), is a custom built theme for WordPress. I had a rather mundane personal site for a long time I thought it was time for an upgrade. I love working with WordPress, so I thought while I was doing this I would not only make the theme and original files available to everyone, but also shoot a series of video screencasts details the process from start to “finish”.

The entire series of videos is available for direct download or watching on the web as well as a a download of the finished theme.

Designing for WordPress: Complete Series and Downloads

Coming Soon.

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

My personal site is coming back home to WordPress. I am using the experience to shoot a series of screencasts on designing for WordPress. This theme is a bit unusual in that I am stripping out a lot of the provided WordPress functionality, but that’s life I suppose. Things will up and fully functional soon!