You guessed it! I’ve been developing WordPress sites since 2012 – first starting in site management; setting up redirects, plugins and off-the-shelf themes; I then moved to building out sites with popular page builder and developer tools.
It doesn’t stop there – as we continue to move to more customer experience (and core web vital) focused sites this requires custom designed and developed themes. Using core WordPress features – like the Gutenberg builder – and modern frameworks, WordPress continues to remain relevant.
It’s come quite far and continues to be updated to improve performance and security. Don’t give it a bad wrap if you haven’t jumped into it recently!
Vue’s a straight-forward frontend framework – designed at manipulating ‘the view’. It’s light enough to drop into existing sites, and robust enough to build up SPAs.
PHP + Vue = Laravel. WordPress is only capable of so much before you need to break out into custom functionality, queueing, and non-CMS related stuff.
There’s not always ‘the right tool for the job,’ so learning about and engaging with new tech as it’s emerging is a must.
Projects and Experience
Here’s a few of the projects and websites I’ve worked on – as part of my day-to-day at Threesides,
Sites I’ve designed and built
Sites that I’ve built
Working with graphic and web designers, I’ve built these websites from provided mock-ups.
Have a look at threesides.com.au
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Systems and Apps
Heartbeat provides custom invoice generation and integration between various Threesides systems. A lightweight WordPress install holds custom PHP to provide this functionality.
Data Processing Tool
When a client required customised data processing to provide accurate website analytics referenced with contracts a custom web app was developed to extract and process this data. This involved setup and integration into Google Sheets, Gmail and utilised AWS RDS and Laravel.
Photo by Possessed Photography on Unsplash I’ve always been interested in solving problems and finding out how things work, and so naturally this interest has evolved to how people and technology interact. Over the years, I’ve learnt a few things about implementing a new solution, both here at Threesides and for our clients. The lessons…
Google Site Kit, is a tool built by Google that allows for simple and straightforward integration of the key (free) tools that they offer for web admins – Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, Google Page Speed Insights, Google AdSense, Google Search Console, and Google Optimize.
Ask anyone who develops software what their preferred IDE and workflow and you’ll get a different answer. Here’s the tools I use