Julien A. Chambers

WordPress Developer

PDXChambers Basic Theme

I’m pleased to announce my new theme “PDXChambers Basic” is ready. The theme is much like my Sandbox 2015 theme but simplified further in terms of feature support. I changed the code for the navigation to code I wrote myself instead of relying on the Bootstrap framework. It still supports a custom header image, but lacks some {More…}

Oregon Beer Guy Banner

I developed the Oregon Beer Guy theme as a custom theme for my other blog. Featuring a responsive design, it also has several widget areas to make it easy to change of some of the site’s elements. The theme is actually fairly simple but also has some neat tricks I’m particularly proud of. A custom function that pulls the SRM number {More…}

learn to code

There are many ways for someone to learn coding and good coding practices. Certainly you could get a formal education, but that can be expensive. Fortunately there are other options than the traditional ways of learning. So-called “Coding Schools” are starting to pop up all over, and it’s easier than ever to learn to code {More…}

cross-browser testing

  Cross-browser testing is an important part of web development. There are too many variables in today’s browser market. Mobile devices, and more choices in browser makes it difficult to adopt a one-size-fits-all approach. The number of devices to test makes testing difficult because most developers lack the resources to test every possible device. The {More…}

One key element in a blog post is having good, relevant images to not only illustrate your point, but also to help draw in the eye and break up the text a bit. Usually it’s a good idea to have a couple, but too many clutters up the post and is almost worse than having {More…}

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Originally, this article was to be a comparison between WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. But in my research I quickly realized I don’t feel I know enough about Joomla and Drupal to make a really informed comparison (yet), so I decided to switch gears and write about why you’d pick WordPress as your Content Management System (CMS). I’ve {More…}