Posts about Internet

The internet plays a huge role in my life, from a place to share photos and videos, to a career, to a means of communication linking me to friends and family all over the world.

Mark Howells-Mead on stage at WordCamp Zurich

There’s more to life than WordPress

I’ve been using WordPress since the very first version and love it. In a talk at WordCamp Zurich, I shared some of the experiences I’ve gained as a CMS developer, website builder, content manager and blogger since the late 1990s.

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Scrrenshot of Rachel Andrew's website, built using CSS Grid

The wonders of CSS Grid

I’m beginning to delve into the newest extension of the CSS style rule possibilities at a professional level, in order to design and create websites which break the mould.

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cubetech Desk Memories

The farewell photo of my fourth office desk in Switzerland, before I start afresh in the Bernese Oberland.

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What I’ve built with WordPress

Some people believe that WordPress isn’t suitable for more than a simple website. Throughout my career, I’ve proved that assumption wrong many times over.

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Working with multilingual theme options

I’ve been using the Advanced Custom Fields plugin for WordPress for nearly five years, and it’s implemented in every project I’ve created or worked on since I began using it. At work, our WordPress Themes depend on Theme Options, which are set using custom fields created by the plugin. In order to make the technique […]

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Speaking at WordCamp Lausanne

I’m presenting at WordCamp Lausanne at the end of September. Come and hear me talk about user interfaces and usability, and get your questions answered too.

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Integrating Mailchimp fields and interest groups to a Gravity Form

I was recently set the task of integrating a Mailchimp mailing list to a WordPress website by way of a multi-step Gravity Form. The regular form fields were easy to link, but the interest groups needed a bit more research. Alongside regular list fields, you can add an interest group, so that subscribers can indicate […]

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