Posts about Modular development and design

Modular development and design, in this context, relates to the web development principle of making a site or site design from individual building blocks, which are more easily developed, customized and maintained than a complex network of dependent parts.

The minimum viable product

A stripped-back, simple WordPress theme for my personal website, which I can begin extending as and when I have the time.

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Examples of WordPress as a headless CMS

WordPress is much more than a simple tool for building websites. Here are a few prominent sites which use WordPress and its new REST API for much more than a simple blog.

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Technical case study: SBB RCS

The latest project we’ve launched at !frappant is for SBB (Swiss Railways): a microsite for the Rail Control System team, which promotes their work controlling the flow of rail traffic throughout the national network.

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There is no perfect dropdown

Andy Budd made a very important point during episode 93 of The Web Ahead podcast. In it, he’s answering a question raised about where a less-experienced web designer can find resources to see what the current “best practices” are for site element design.

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Reusability thanks to modular coding

My erstwhile mentor in Brienz taught me throughout our years working together that if a website functionality is worth creating, it’s worth creating so that it can be used in more than one project. Programme once, install many times. This is a credo I’ve maintained since I started programming for content management systems and one I try to pass on when working with other programmers.

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