Author: Darcy Christ

  • Name your own AI

    If an AI is to become part of your home or life, you should be able to give it a name that works for you. Hey Google, Siri or Alexis are branding gone bad.

  • An AI should be seen not heard

    AIs should aim to speak as little as possible. They cannot carry on a conversation and should not attempt to be conversational. If at all possible, they should not respond to requests, but instead just attempt to fulfill the request.

  • Using a page builder like Elementor

    I’ve been a big convert to Elementor in the last year. It is a fantastic page builder and essentially it makes themes completely useless. For websites, rather than blogs, I always found themes to be confusing to the novice user. The idea that you would choose your theme before you had content is misleading. I…

  • Customising your WordPress working environment

    Looking for ways to improve how you customise your WordPress environment?

  • What are the future plans for this player?

    We see this player becoming a more established way of sharing audio content. Podcast players are great, the overhead of creating an RSS feed for every collection, means that it is not always easy to share a group of audio files. We believe this player will bring people back to the elements of WordPress and…

  • Why would you use it?

    Because you want to provide a clean interface for folks to listen to whatever collection of audio you’ve curated, whether it is a podcast season or a few podcast episodes you want to share.

  • How do you use it?

    Just install it, add some audio to your site and the player will appear on those pages where the audio resides

  • What is Audio Envelope?

    Audio Envelope is a WordPress plugin that creates an elegant and simple player for audio collections throughout your site.

  • Don’t redesign your website

    Don’t redesign your website

    There is no need to redesign your website (again). Do not let any web developer tell you this. If you have an existing website, and especially if it is built upon a modern content management system like WordPress, there is no need to start an extensive redesign project. You are far better off getting to…

  • Re-imaging WordPress Support

    Re-imaging WordPress Support

    Working with different small businesses, I have identified a real need for an ongoing support relationship with a developer. This is more than just the classic webmaster role. This is an experienced web developer who is able to stay familiar with your site, so that they can respond quickly in times of crisis and help…