Writing, I should do more of it

One of my goals for 2015 was to get a bit more active on my own site. It has taken me a few months to realize I have not actually been working on this at all.

Whoops!

So here we are mid April with a fresh start and a happy new year. I have a few projects I’ve been working on that I’m hoping to write about in an effort to finish them quicker. You, the potential reader, will be my rubber duck.

Codeable Contractor Reviews plugin

When Codeable updated their app to “2.0” they built it on a nice little api. I’ve been playing with WordPress and its api integration for a while now so I was quite excited to dig into another api.

Then again a new baby, summer, work, and generally life makes side projects….well side projects. Having said that I’ve got a very early version of the plugin available for any contractors who want to play with it below.

Notes

You need to add your contractor ID into the plugins file as the ID constant. Also its version .01 and powered by a nice bourbon so pardon the dust. It does work however :)

codeable-contractor-reviews

Usage
[codeable_reviews]
once installed. Some basic styling if you want:

 

.review-wrapper {
	border: 1px solid #ddd;
	border-radius: 3px;
	margin: 1%;
	padding: 15px;
	width: 48%;
	float: left;
	min-height: 210px;
}
.review-score {
    float: right;
}
img.review-avatar {
	border-radius: 2px;
	height: 60px;
	width: 60px;
	float: left;
	margin-right: 10px;
	}

 

Demo over on the project page here: http://devinvinson.com/codeable-contractor-reviews/

I’m going to push it to github after another revision as well.

A Year with Codeable

In late February of 2013 I found myself on a website called Codeable. A few minutes later I was emailing my credentials to try and get an invite to the live beta.

The idea was simple, but one which I had never heard of before: a freelancing job board connecting developers with clients, but without individual bidding for the client to choose from. Developers need to apply to have access to the clients and Codeable keeps everything running smoothly.

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