WooCommerce performance tips

Recently I gave a talk at Wordcamp Rome 2018 about “Using WordPress in a large business” where I touched the key challenges addressed in managing a high traffic e-commerce website powered by WooCommerce and WordPress. One of the topics was about considering your database “like a garden”, keeping it from overgrowing and maintaining it clean. … Read more

Fixing things

Let’s fix, not just make Some years ago I read an article on Wired Magazine on the need for a Fixer (not just a Maker) Movement. I truly believe our civilization needs to keep dominating the technology it uses every day to avoid succumbing. We need a collective effort in understanding, teaching and documenting technology … Read more

How much does it really take to style a scroll-bar

Some days ago I attended a presentation by Oded Lavie to a group of parents and students at the Open Day of a university. In his profile on LinkedIN, Oded Lavie describes himself as a “Creative thinker. Curiosity driven. Problem Solver. Content lover. Helper. Mentor. Learner. Speaker. Proud Omni-Potenialite”.

His talk was inspiring. He made the point that we should do only what is really useful. To re-enforce this concept he described a recent situation where a customer requested to stylize the scroll-bar of a website and asked parents and students:

How much time do you think it takes a company to stylize a scroll-bar on a website?

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