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Roots Sage for WordPress theme development

Posted: • Updated: January 31, 2017

Searching for a simple blank slate WordPress theme? Roots Sage offers that plus a modern web development workflow with all my favorite tools: Node.js, NPM, BrowserSync, Autoprefixer, and Bootstrap 4! Here’s how to get started (this site has been my first Roots Sage project :) In this post, I’m going to discuss installing and running … Continued

Install Node.js, Yeoman, Gulp and Bower on macOS

Posted: • Updated: December 10, 2016

These days life is all about Node.js, and everyday I use Gulp, NPM, and Bower (excited for Yarn too!) I also start all web projects with my favorite Yeoman generator, which gives me a great base on which to build (complete with Gulpfile, BrowserSync, Autoprefixer, Sass, jQuery, Modernizr, Bootstrap, and the like :) So here’s … Continued

Install Apache, PHP and MySQL on macOS

Posted: • Updated: December 10, 2016

I like to use the versions of Apache and PHP bundled with macOS (and OS X), but Apache is not running by default, and there is some setup involved. I use Homebrew to manage MySQL, and phpMyAdmin to manage my databases. Typically I set all these things up because I want to run WordPress sites … Continued

Front-end dev tips for macOS

Posted: • Updated: January 29, 2017

There are a handful of customizations I make whenever I install a fresh copy of macOS. There are also some developer-related files I always forget to backup before doing a clean install of the system. In this post I’ll briefly cover things not to forget, a useful Terminal trick providing shortcuts to current projects, a … Continued