There's more to life

than wordPress

twenty years of experience in ten minutes

#WCZRH

Mark Howells-Mead          @howellsmead          mark@sayhello.ch

a.k.a. «Opa ERzählt vom Krieg»

Where it all began

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Netscape Composer  &  Internet Explorer 3

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Visual Basic  &  Microsoft Excel (1999)

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Blogger.com 😍

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Macromedia Dreamweaver

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G-Os Editorial System (2001-2007)

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WordPress - 2004  &  2009

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Multisite  &  Multilingual (2008-)

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block insertion

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Typo3 since 1997

backend Content areas

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Typo3 since 2012

Advanced image management

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Typo3 since 2015

Rich content creation

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🧐

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DIVI

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Elementor

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Advanced custom fields

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Advanced custom fields

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Advanced custom fields

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Advanced custom fields

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Fasten your seatbelts

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Reusable components

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humanmade.com

NPMjs.org

stubbornella.org

Gutenberg post grid

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Biggest non-technical challenges

Communication

Documentation and planning

Design

Your client is (usually) not an expert in your field.
Explain the process and MAKE SURE THAT THE CLIENT UNDERSTANDS.

An hour spent planning is worth at least a day of coding.

Everyone's opinion is valid. Accept constructive criticism.

Saying no

You are not the perfect match for every client.
Not every client is the right match for you.
Forcing it will end badly.

Zwei

eis

drü

vier

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Take inspiration from established solutions

Communicate often

Plan and document

Say no if you have to

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