Smashing Coding will be curated by our new editor Keir Whitaker. We will make sure to produce verified, high-quality articles in the brand new section. Please take a closer look at the section and let us know if you find any bugs or errors. Thanks, and we are looking forward to meeting you on the pages of our new little project!
Below you’ll find some details about the new project. Guys, please welcome Keir Whitaker:
Introducing Our New Editor: Keir Whitaker
“When Vitaly asked me to get involved with Smashing Coding I jumped at the opportunity. Having previously edited Think Vitamin, I was keen to remain involved in an online web publication. Working on a new section for Smashing Magazine was an opportunity I couldn’t resist.
Being the editor of this new section is both a privilege and a big responsibility. I’ll be working closely with a talented group of writers (many of them have written for Smashing Magazine previously) as well as working hard to bring new authors to the roster. Initially, we are aiming to publish a number of articles each week with the goal of publishing daily in time.
What Type of Content Can You Expect?
As Vitaly mentioned, we will be focusing on technically advanced articles on programming. Currently in the pipeline are pieces on setting up Ubuntu for Rails development, the technical challenges of serving Web Fonts, advanced caching strategies for WordPress and an Introduction to Solr for Apache.
I hope you enjoy reading this new section. As always, if there are topics you think we should be covering or you have feedback, please do let us know.”
Keir has been developing web sites and applications since 2000, initially for the NHS in the UK and then as a freelance developer working on projects for a range of companies. In 2008 he joined Carsonified and helped run events including The Future of Web Design and Future of Web Apps. He also edited Think Vitamin from January 2009 until March 2010.
He now works as a freelance web developer specialising in WordPress, PHP, Ruby on Rails, HTML and CSS and is also the co-founder of BreadApp, a site dedicated to help web professionals find work and collaborators. He also hosts Think Vitamin Radio, a bi-weekly round table podcast discussing the web industry.
We are looking forward to your feedback, guys. Please welcome Keir and let us know what you think!