7 Thoughts From 7 Years of Headless WordPress Development

I’ve been working with headless WordPress for about 7 years now, first at AppPresser working on mobile apps, and now at GoDaddy working with Ecommerce. The things I’ve learned can’t be distilled into one blog post, but these are the most important ideas that can trip you up when starting a new project. wtf is… Continue reading 7 Thoughts From 7 Years of Headless WordPress Development

React prop hooks

When creating a component in React, we can use props like this: This works, but there are a couple of downsides. If your component has a lot of props, and a lot of logic, it can make a large file that is hard for other developers to read. You may want to reuse that logic… Continue reading React prop hooks

Why we chose static CSS for our React component library

I’ve been building a headless React component library with my team, and we had to pick a way to style our components. We evaluated several options, including Styled Components, Tailwind, and Vanilla Extract. We ended up going with static CSS, here’s why. CSS-in-JS is slow Our first requirement was that we didn’t want to use… Continue reading Why we chose static CSS for our React component library

2022 Mobile Statistics

Everyone knows mobile is important, and statistics get thrown around all the time. Many of them are outdated, or not that relevant, so here are a few that are recent and interesting. Stats are taken from statista.com, shopify.com and insiderintelligence.com. According to Baymard, mobile UX is getting better but still not very good.

Joining GoDaddy

In 2013 I had an idea about creating mobile apps for WordPress websites. I approached some partners and we launched AppPresser in early 2014. I have had an incredible time learning and growing as an entrepreneur and developer. 8 years later I am starting a new adventure. I am very excited to announce I have… Continue reading Joining GoDaddy

React Native Video Recording, Saving, and Playback

I’m working on a video app for React Native that records video, saves it, and plays it back. This post is to explain how I did it. Choosing a Video Recording Module I tried a few different options before I settled on one that worked for me. I tried react-native-camera, react-native-camera-kit, and react-native-beautiful-video-recorder. I ended… Continue reading React Native Video Recording, Saving, and Playback