Posts tagged 'open source'

The benefit of side projects (and why I built a Lorem Ipsum Generator for my favourite TV sitcom)

  • Published July 30th 2020
  • Updated August 10th 2020

In December of 2019, I was looking for a lorem ipsum generator to help me add some dummy content to a project that I was working on. I wondered “how difficult would it be to make my own?”. In this post, I want to explain why these small side-projects can seem menial but can be really beneficial and integral to learning new skills.

WordPress theme files – A stripped back starter template

  • Published November 29th 2015

WordPress theme developers often like to start with a theme template and amend this theme to suit the needs of their particular project. However, when you are learning about theme development, starting with a blank slate can often aid your journey towards becoming a theme developer. I have created a stripped back template that can be used to remove the effort of creating all the core files required for your web build.


© Ian Holden 2020

“I don’t want to live my life doing stuff I don’t like to do. I just want to spend my time on creating something true.” – Nikola Sarcevic