I wrote this about a year ago, but never got it to a “releasable” point and it fell off the radar. Thankfully I had a project that needed Fitvids, so I got it to a usable point. I’m planning on making an update to the plugin early 2013.
For now: https://github.com/rfair404/fitvids-fittext-lettering-for-WordPress
Download Zip: Download Fitvids, Fittext and Lettering for WordPress
A presentation plugin built using impress.js, use it to make custom presentations in the style of “Prezi”. Adds an interface to WordPress.
Download:(coming to plugins..svn.wordpress.org soon)
This just demonstrates FitVids.js. Enjoy the responsiveness!
I am going to FL in a few days and I needed some good reading material. I was considering the usual stuff but decided this time to work on beefing up my skills a little. Since I’m doing mostly plugin development I thought the Pro WP Plugin Development book would be a good read. While it was written on 3.1 code, most of the concepts should still be valid.
I’m hoping that I can now con my wife into doing the driving from Atlanta to Orlando to Apalachicola and back to Atlanta. Hopefully I can get to FL without feeling the uncontrollable desire to write a new plugin which would require me to break out the laptop and actually use some of the stuff I’m hoping to learn in the book.
I went to the scrum meetup tonight and the topic was “Better meetings with LEGO Serious Play.” I was intrigued and since I loved (and still do) playing with LEGO’s as a kid, I thought why not? I’m way glad that I went too. Not only was it good times it opened my eyes to some very cool principles in meeting facilitation and team collaboration.
The basic principal was that when we are building something external to our selves (vs. just thinking about things) we tend to extrapolate ideas and solutions better. Also when everyone is at the table playing the whole team plays an equal role in the meeting instead of a few people “running” the meeting.
It was a lot of fun and made me thing about some ways to incorporate play into my work. We’ll see how it goes.
More Info Here and Here.
I have been looking at FitVids for a while now and have used it in a couple of themes where Video will be predominantly displayed. I decided to put together a plugin that uses the jQuery plugin. In looking further I saw that the authors also contribute to other projects including Lettering.js and FitText.js, both of which are also very helpful. So I decided to roll them all up into one plugin and release it. This is the initial release so it is not really “done” yet. Hoping to get the svn repo set up this weekend and work on it a good bit after the FL vacation.
Give it a go…
I’m excited to announce that two of my simple plugins have made it into the repository.
Check them out here:
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/json-only/ - A plugin to make it possible to get a JSON response from any post or page.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simple-less-for-wordpress/ - Simple Plugin for using LESS in your theme.
I was asked recently to get a document management solution online for a project. We didn’t have time to write something custom, so we looked for an existing plugin that would do the job. I researched several plugins available in the repository. The problem with most of them was that they almost all create (multiple) new tables in the database. As a purist and multisite administrator, I can’t stand this, especially since custom post types can, and should, be used. Here is what my database looked like after activating a few of them.
Why does this bother me? For one if I were to use these on a multisite network, each blog would create new tables, which creates additional mysql overhead. Secondly the normal queries don’t work so to fetch the documents the way I want to forcing me to use custom MySql queries and write some php. The other shortcoming of this approach is that nearly no other plugins can extend these methods, meaning that fully integrating the documents into the user experience is difficult at best.
Enter WP Document Revisions - a simple plugin that allows users to manage documents. It supports revisions and best of all it uses custom post types. Using custom post types allowed me to use more of the WordPress api and easily integrate the documents into my theme (and other plugins) with minimal effort. Huge thanks to Benjamin J. Balter and the other contributors to this plugin.
I really needed to get a JSON response from a given page or post, so here was a little plugin that did just that. Thanks WordPress.