Designing Type CMS

Published December 2, 2019

Now that we've started to yet again write another CMS, how do we go about it? In my case, whenever I write any product or package, I tend to start designing the ideal design and start adding in compromises depending on external factors (mostly my own technical knowhow).

So, let's just jump into it and let's build this!

Building a CMS... and failing

Published November 22, 2019

My first job in web development was building sites with Wordpress for a small studio here in the Philippines. Now, prior to this job, I already got way into open source, tooling, and bikeshedding. So for some reason, I got obsessed with building tools.

After using Wordpress, I was pretty unhappy with it. The purist little developer me hated everything about it. Using source control with it, syncing data from local to production, its plugin system, and a lot more. Now, one could argue that I just didnโ€™t know how to build Wordpress themes properly, and theyโ€™d be right! But thatโ€™s not what I want to talk about. What I want to tell you is the story of building a CMS, and failing.

Why I use full names when designing forms

Published November 11, 2019

Whenever I sign up on services online, it always stands out when there are separate fields for the first and last name. With the projects I work on, I always use a single field for the name. When clients ask to split the name into multiple fields, it ends up in a pretty long discussion why I think it's unnecessary.

๐ŸŒŠ Huzah! You made it down here!