Crowd Favorite Archives

  1. New Crowd Favorite Careers Page

    Crowd Favorite Careers Page

    We have a shiny, new careers page on the Crowd Favorite website. For the first time, I think what we have up there pretty accurately reflects both what we’re looking for and what we offer. Our new approach is a little different than most jobs pages; it doesn’t list any jobs. I’ve always struggled to…

  2. WordPress Core Contributions

    WordPress Hoodie

    At today’s team meeting, the Crowd Favorite folks who contributed to the WordPress 3.3 release (including me!) received goodies. I hope to dole out a few more for the 3.4 release. Related: If one of your 2012 resolutions is to contribute to core WordPress code development, please read this post: wp.me/pbNCB-ui — WordPress(@WordPress) January 5,…

  3. Goals for 2012

    I’m not big on new year’s resolutions, but I love any excuse to stop and try to think strategically (instead of just tactically). It’s basically going back to the old Urgent vs. Important matrix. I have a few things I want to make sure I focus on in my professional life this year: Publish more.…

  4. Twitter Tools 3.0 beta 1

    I’ve been working for a while on a version of Twitter Tools that extends Social. Version 3.0 is a ground-up rewrite, with a few features included for backward compatibility. If you’d like to test the beta, grab it from GitHub. Note that this is lightly tested and there is absolutely no information in the README…

  5. Social 2.0 for WordPress

    Social Comments

    I’m very excited about today’s release of Social 2.0, a WordPress plugin from MailChimp. This is perhaps my favorite WordPress plugin; it is complex and ambitious, but I love the way it helps build a bridge between social networks and WordPress – a platform where we can really own our data. Social has a couple…

  6. Not Getting GitHub Notifications?

    I have been moving Crowd Favorite‘s Open Source projects to GitHub (as well as my personal projects). GitHub has great tools for this. We created an organization, added the team members to that organization, and created repositories for our projects. As a few of our projects have enjoyed exactly the sort of developer community engagement…

  7. Social 2.0 beta 3

    We have been working hard on a new version of the MailChimp’s Social plugin for WordPress. We have packaged a beta version for public testing (2.0b3, currently running on this site). Download from GitHub We are hoping for a general release of version 2.0 on Monday, so please report any issues you find in the…

  8. Hiring: Technical Project Manager / Web Producer

    My company, Crowd Favorite, is hiring a technical project manager / web producer to join our team in our Denver office. If you love working with the latest and greatest web technology (we specialize in building Big Things with WordPress and Open Source) and want to join a top-notch team with world-class clients and projects,…

  9. WordPress Post Format Fallbacks

    Post Format Fallbacks

    While our post formats admin UI is getting a nice warm reception (100+ tweets, pings and comments, wow!), there is a concern that has popped up a few times – one that I included a nod towards in my original post. What happens when publishers put important data in the post format custom fields, then…

  10. WordPress Post Formats Admin UI

    format-standard

    The Post Formats feature that landed in WordPress 3.1 is a great framework feature. I’m leveraging it extensively on this site to drive my link, status, photo and gallery posts. While it is a great framework feature, it only really exists as something developers leverage to extend WordPress. There is no UI that ships with…

  11. Office Paint and Carpet

    We’ve moved back into our office, but things aren’t going to be done done for a while still. The good news is we can stop paying rent on the temporary space. I’d say we’ll be all wrapped up by Halloween. Here are some shots of the painting and carpet installation. I’ll do a wrap-up post…

  12. Crowd Favorite is Hiring: Technical Designer

    Crowd Favorite is hiring! We’re looking to add a designer with good HTML and CSS chops to join our front-end team in our Denver, CO office. I’m certainly biased, but I think this is a pretty great position. You will get to: work with latest web standards work on high-profile websites conceptualize and create new…

  13. Office Remodel In Progress

    We’re in the process of remodeling the Crowd Favorite office – basically re-configuring the space to make it work better for us. Here are some shots of the progress. Luckily we were able to move into a temporary space just across the street while the construction is underway. It’s a little darker than our normal…

  14. Monktoberfest

    With apologies to WordCamp SF (which was quite good), I think Monktoberfest may be the conference I’m most eagerly anticipating this year. From their FAQ: Is this another social media conference? Not at all. Think more along the lines of GitHub’s motto: “social coding”. Our speakers will be exploring how social trends can change the…