When creating reusable React Components, either in a library or for your own use, you need a flexible way to style your components. There are 2 parts to this, what library or style system should you use, and then how do you implement that? Regarding the what style system to use, you have a lot… Continue reading The Best Style API for Reusable React Components
When building reusable React components, it’s tempting to make black boxes. That would be something like this: At first glance, this looks fine. You have a specific use-case for this component, you got a design and it is used in a single place, and it works perfectly for that. You built it in a way… Continue reading Don’t Make Black Box React Components
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
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
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 Many of them are outdated, or not that relevant, so here are a few that are recent and interesting.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.
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
I recently went through the Buildspace course tutorial to build a web3 dapp using Ethereum, and it was super fun. I built a smart contract using Solidity and Hardhat, and deployed it to the Rinkeby test network. The project was to “wave” to someone by posting a comment that gets published to the blockchain with… Continue reading My First Decentralized App with Ethereum
I recently answered a Facebook post that asked: For the past 4 years I’ve been able to sell 10-20 products per month, how do I increase sales? In the past I might have told this person to do more content marketing, buy Facebook ads, or redesign their website. In fact, that’s what the other answers… Continue reading How Do I Increase Product Sales?
A while back I wrote a post about a bunch of ways to run discounts. At AppPresser, we’ve always been in favor of discounting, as long as they are timed appropriately. I don’t think it hurts our brand, it gives people who are on the fence a reason to take the leap. Our biggest month… Continue reading Re-thinking discounts. Kind of.
I recently sent out this tweet, judging by the number of RTs and likes it struck a nerve: I sent this tweet while building a new integration for my product. It turned out awesome, but it’s going to create a lot of changes to our infrastructure, so I have to consider the cost of releasing it.… Continue reading The Real Cost of That “Easy to Build” Feature