Building Businesses That Last

When people are crazy about building startups for sale, I think this is really great: Jason Fried + Scott Heiferman: Building Businesses That Last. Just watch at your lunch time or work break, you won’t be disappointed. Worth more than a nap.

I always love 37singles (now Basecamp) when a decade ago I bought their first (or second?) book “Defensive Design for the Web” from Amazon. I really like that book even I still don’t understand why it looked like printed by a copy machine.

Their story always inspires me, about a web design studio become such a successful SaaS company.

If you haven’t read Rework, I highly recommend you to go get one, read a couple sections before sleep, make you smarter the next day. 🙂

No Nonsense Social Share Plugin – Simple Share Buttons Adder

Couple weeks ago I took a survey from AWP group on Facebook. The questions were:

Which WordPress plugins do you use most in the following categories:
SEO, Social Media, Commenting, Caching, Captcha and Payments?

If you’re interested in what plugins the WP people use most for those purposes, you can now check the post on PSDtoWP.net, they revealed the results in an alphabetical list of all experts who have participated in the research, and you can find my answers here.

When I took the survey, I didn’t know they’ll put stuff together and publish a post like this. When I got email from Bauke Roesink, the guy behind PSDtoWP.net, with the link of his article (titled “The best WordPress plugins revealed by 39 WordPress enthusiasts“), I’m kind of surprised to see my answers were listed with others’ like Joost de Valk, Jeff Starr, Justin Tadlock, Tom McFarlin… etc., and quietly thought, oh, my answers look a bit too casual…

Anyway, I think that post is quite worth a read when you’d like to know how or why WP people prefer certain plugins. As a plugin developer, it’s interesting to see more field surveys like this, to help us know better about the market.

Today I want to share my new favorite plugin on social media, which is Simple Share Buttons Adder, the social share buttons plugin I start to use on 1Fix.io couple days ago. Read More…

Plugins by 1Fix.io

http://wpcore.com/collections/GUPAmOeP0Ns2n0lRw9ME

My plugin collection on WPCore.com.

Generator – Drag and Drop Website Builder for Startup Framework

I think it’s the best site builder I’ve ever seen. Even I haven’t purchased the Startup Framework yet. Will do soon!

Matt on Hired.

http://hired.fm/episode/16

Cameron Moll interviewed Matt on Hired., a podcast about work life and company culture. Matt, as usual, shared a lot about Automattic. And it’s the first time I heard he mentioned 37signals in interviews.

VelocityPage by Mark Jaquith

VelocityPage is a WordPress plugin that brings simple and intuitive page layout abilities to WordPress, on any theme. Check out this video, Mark Jaquith will walk you through this plugin, pretty amazing.