About me and the site
I’m Mark; a photographer and web developer living in Switzerland. Permanent Tourist is my personal website. I came up with the name because I try to live like an interested visitor, whether at home or elsewhere.
Photographing the crocuses and the view from Rämisgummen in Emmental.
Since the release of WordPress 5.2, authors and editors can put together their own reusable content components without needing to do any programming work. This is thanks to a powerful combination of Reusable Blocks and the Group Block.
Editing multiple shots of the same scene together to get a massively-improved level of sharpness throughout the image.
Back in 2001 and 2002, I collaborated on a piece of blogging software called b2/cafélog. After the original developer stopped working on the project, it was taken over by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little and re-released as WordPress in May 2003.
Since then, I’ve been using WordPress for personal and business projects, both as part of my day job and also as a freelancer. In the late 2000s, I began contributing to the community as a plugin developer, and the first WordCamp conference in Zürich in 2014 led me to begin contributing to the Swiss WordPress community. WordPress is currently the most popular content management system in the world, by quite a long way.
Some statistics about the website
1,313 blog posts published since 2004
8,351 photos published since 2005
16 years online