Updates about what I'm working on, books I'm reading, stuff I'm thinking about, news on the farm, product releases and more.
The long overdue update - what I've been working on
Every site redesign / rebuild starts off with the best intentions. In my case, having a shiny new home for my portfolio and blog would of course mean I'd miraculously start blogging daily, but alas that hasn't been the case. Real life happened and as a result, updating my site fell by the way-side.
That doesn't mean I haven't been busy though.
In all the madness of the past 2+ years, my priorities have shifted from working online to preparing offline. Things like taking the farm from a hobby t
New Jamstack site for my dad
I recently had a few days over in the week after completing a new client project, so without anything else directly competing for my time, I figured it would be a good opportunity to work on a new site for my dad, who is a natural health practitioner and coach.
The previous site was thrown together in a day on WordPress.com and a few years down the line and around 200 posts, the site quickly became hard to navigate and even harder to surface content.
The site was built using Gridsome, with G
Hey ho, it's SmokeyFro!
It's been a long time coming, but I finally got around to creating a personal
site that I'm proud of. This a complete rebuild of my tired (and somewhat
half-arsed) version, which lived over at devignerforhire.com for a couple years.
The motivation behind the rebuild was multi-fold...
Firstly, I was never really happy with the old site. It was somewhat rushed and
never finished and has been a thorn in my side for way too long. The story of
the cobblers shoes comes to mind.
Second, I have a bun
Beans review from local dev
I recently came across a comment by local WordPress dev, Simon Dowles, on a
review of Beans. I enjoyed reading about his first impressions, so I reached out
and asked if he'd mind me publishing it on the blog.
He was kind enough to agree, so without further adieu, here it is.
I stumbled across Beans about 2 months ago when I saw the author of Beans at a
local WordCamp Conference. I decided to poke around the docs a bit to get an
idea of what the framework was capable of. While it was a lot of