Use caching and keep widgets dynamic with Ajaxize

May 15, 2014

Getting my record label site to be super fast took months of diligence and a lot of trial and error. I wrote a detailed post about it on vizualrecords.com. Still, even though my site was fast, occasionally the shopping cart widget wouldn’t update properly using WP Super Cache.

While the newest version of WPSC (1.4 as of this writing) has a new dynamic caching function, I still can’t get my head around it so I searched for another solution and found one with Ajaxize. Read full article →

Estimating WordPress project time for developers

May 14, 2014

One of the trickiest things about web development is coming up with an accurate estimate for projects. This is especially true for new developers without much experience. Accurate estimates are important for both the developer and the client: for the developer, an accurate estimate helps you schedule your time and figure out your profits; for clients, accurate estimates allow them to budget their time and money accordingly and avoid any gotcha moments down the road. Read full article →

DCBL DetroitChicagoBarcelonaLove

April 3, 2014

Vizual Records & Your Only Friend present: DCBL DetroitChicagoBarcelonaLove. Sunday May 25, 2014 at Motor City Wine in Detroit during the Movement Festival. DJs: DJ Minx, Monty Luke, Iz & Diz (with a special vocal performance by Marissa Guzman), Tres Manos and Aiby. Read article →

A Funny Thing Happened in the WordPress Admin

March 18, 2014

After working on countless WordPress sites for clients and personal projects the situation that happened to me today never occurred before and I hope it never occurs again. Here’s the deets:

Since I use 1Password to manage all my various web passwords, I never check the ‘Remember Me’ box on the WordPress login screen. Thus, after a couple hours of inactivity or if I change wifi networks I am logged out of the WordPress admin. Read full article →

The Ultimate Workflow

March 14, 2014

After working with Coda/Coda 2 and FTP for a few years, it was time to make a workflow upgrade. Don’t get me wrong, Coda 2 is pretty amazing: my main Coda 2 window was fully customized to my liking, all my sites were organized, connecting to web servers was a breeze with FTP built-in and I had amassed a robust collection of snippets (err, “Clips” in Coda) that served me well. Read full article →