Sitting in Starbucks on a Friday evening, with Firefox/Firebug, Photoshop, and WordPress to keep me company. WordPress has become so customizable/plug and play/non-developer friendly that it’s almost like learning an entirely new language to get it to do what I want. Shortcodes and WP functions are everywhere. I’m fortunate to have learned PHP for my internship a few years ago and some experience with creating a WP site already, as it’d be an entirely different monster for someone unfamiliar with web development/PHP/jQuery/CSS.
I’m not where I’d like to be in terms of progress on this site, but I guess it’s better late than never. Unless I dedicate time intentionally (like Friday night) to this site, it’s continually slipping through my fingers. After looking at code for 8 hours at work I’m not exactly psyched to come home and look at more code during the week.
Working on a Friday night doesn’t bother me. Starbucks provides the perfect environment for dev work: ambient noise, random things I can stare at aimlessly when I’m thinking through something, something to sip, caffeine, power outlets and wifi. When I think about things I’d otherwise be doing tonight (probably eating something fattening followed by doing something mindless), it’s a worthwhile trade off.
Back to work.