The Quick & Dirty:

  • 9+ years in the biz, 10 messing around
  • All the latest in HTML, CSS, JS & PHP (Sorry, no .net or Ruby skills yet)
  • Cross-browser compatible code from Photoshop or Illustrator files.. or napkins!
  • Custom Specialities in Wordpress theming & plugins, Twitter & jQuery
  • Subversion, server-log analysis, and blocking hack-attempts (of late).
  • Data/Project Geek. I ♥ timelines.

I’ve compiled some handy PHP functions I’ve had to whip up. More extensive code-samples are also available.


Wordpress-from-static HTML


WordPress as a Todo Manager

The single problem with 99% of all todo-mangers out there: they are closed, locked-in & down. They’re hardly portable, and overall, they suck. I want a web-app which won’t tie me down, And I just realized, I can make a “todo” category & get an RSS feed of it!

WordPress RSS
Title & Summary x x
Description x x
Attachments x x
Deadlines/Scheduled x (in wp)
Editable x
Users x x
Open x x

So what of these lacks? Plugins? WP3′s custom-post-type? I think so! WP already lets me use (and search!) custom-fields; this means I can build an RSS feed of out-standing, completed, just today, etc. And if I’m already building a mobile front-end for it, why not check for the owner & add a “mark as read” option (like WP already does for “edit this post”). [Yup. Like this!]

And so I can stop fussing about portability, I already have an RSS<->ICS converter, thanks to phpicalendar (and another script I wrote!) That beasty’s getting Google-Calendarized!

WordPress should/could come out with a simplified interface – just posts (tags & categories), drag-n-drop (html5) attachment-handling, date-setting & that’s it. Kinda like an iPhone/mobile admin interface. Existe? Apparently I can make a plugin that will provide an editor for just my todo post-type! Must.. find.. time.. anyone wanna help!?!

Update: Aww, ppl have the same idea, and some other crazy ones! I likey, but I think the WP3 platform could be much more flexible/full-featured.

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