This week, I’ve been working on a WordPress plugin for my employer, Catertrax. It hooks into any GravityForms form and forwards it to a server for backup. I took cues from Google’s Material Design guides, and I love how it’s turning out. Unfortunately, I can’t release the source code, but working with WordPress was a great learning experience, and I hope to continue to work with this great platform again soon.
Today, I made my first Chrome Extension, called Niceties. Go check it out!
It was incredibly simple to make, thanks to Yeoman and its numerous generators. I was able to create the entire extension in less than 3 hours. I’d like to thank:
- Yeoman – an awesome scaffolding tool
- Bootstrap – for nice front-end effects
- JSColor – color picker
- Font-awesome – for icons
- Compliment Generator – the meat of this app
My manager David Ross pointed me to a scaffolding framework called Yeoman. It’s cool as hell! It lets us developers automate the boring parts of site and dependency setup and get straight into the code. Plus, their tutorial is ultra helpful. I learned how to setup and use: