Web Design Tools and Methods for WordPress

HTML/CSS and some manipulation of PHP and jQuery are the “languages” that I use to design WordPress themes. When I started as a theme designer, I tried Adobe Dreamweaver in CS4 but it was just uncomfortable so then after trying several editors, I got a good discount on Panic’s Coda and I haven’t moved away from it. For me, it’s what allows me to hand code. I know about Sublime Text and tried it but I’m accustomed to Coda for now.

HTML/CSS, I’d say that I know 90% of it but with jQuery and PHP, I still need the internet to figure out how solve my challenges. I enjoy running into those “problems” that need to be fixed and researching how to do it. I learn so much.

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Recovering from a malware attack

This is my first encounter in over 10 years of doing web design. There was a large site that started showing up in the Google search results with a subtitle showing “This site may harm your computer.” It was interesting to read up on the many forums and blogs giving advice to clean it. It wasn’t until we had an external security company check it out, that I discovered good articles that explained what had happened.

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