part one of this tbd series deals with starting a brand new install from scratch on pantheon, or migrating an existing site (local or remote) onto patheon. but first:
a brief foray into pantheon terminology
pantheon has three main ways of categorizing your wordpress build. two make sense.
code: your entire file structure of your wordpress directory. basically everything except the database. oh, and, somewhat inexplicably, without the uploads* folder. you’ll need it, but i’ll get to that.
*located at wp-content/uploads
database: er, yeah, the database, in the form of an SQL dump.
files: here’s where it gets a little weird. for reasons that my cursory googling could only partially figure out (storage, size reasons), pantheon keeps everything normally in an uploads folder in a separate root directory called “files”. so that’s a thing.
Continue reading pantheon.io and wordpress: starting, migrating, or importing a site
i’m in class today, so a lot of these helpful hints have to be attributed to my professor, Andrew Smyk.
today we’re talking about how to get your website noticed and up to responsive web design standards. my professor purposefully broke his website and made his code terrible as a teaching tool. a pretty effective tool, at that. it’s like a scavenger hunt for bad code!
anyway, here are some dos and don’ts for all of your beautiful webpages:
- DO: a favicon. let me repeat that. a favicon. apparently this will increase clickability in the browser by 50%. you know how when you have a bunch of tabs open you’re more likely to go back to the tabs with pretty pictures instead of a nondescript blank page icon? yeah. that.
Continue reading thoughts from today in responsive web design