Category Archives: work

Lorem ipsum dummy article shortcode plugin

I’ve been using a lorem-ipsum generator for WordPress development for the last few years but there were some features that could be implemented better and some features that I missed.
Normally I try to contribute to existing code instead of reinventing the wheel. But the plugin I used hadn’t been updated in over two years (apart from a version bump). A ticket I filed two years earlier hadn’t been reacted upon so I decided to roll my own.

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WordPress Pocket widget

Pocket is really handy. It is a way to save articles and access them cross-device. It has an API and is also on IFTTT.
I use Pocket to save articles I see on Zite and interesting stuff I encounter during the day.
In between work I’m currently rebuilding my two sites into one and thought it would be nice to share the articles I read (the interesting ones anyway). So I built a plugin for it that you can even hook up to your own Pocket app id: Pocket widget.

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Change CSS styles at the root.

When building web applications a lot of times a certain elements style needs to be changed. Mostly you can suffice by using one of the Element.classList methods.
But sometimes you have to set an elements style directly (think of non-constant values like width, height, padding etc…). This is fine for single elements but when dealing with a bunch of them it feels wrong and slow having to loop through each of them.

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A freelance developer’s tool box

As a freelancer it’s always a challenge to find the right tools for the job. No collective knowledge base of colleagues you can quickly pop a question to. On the other hand, being a freelancer also gives you the unique opportunity to have a peek in the kitchen of various companies. And I’m always curious as to what tools are used, not only software or IDE’s but also frameworks, libraries etc…

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