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Noel Tock Joins Human Made

I’m incredibly excited to announce that Noel Tock is joining Joe and myself as a Partner at Human Made Limited. We’ve been working closely with Noel for the past 2 and a half years, both on client projects and in building happytables together. Over that time we’ve grown to respect each other immensely; Noel’s design…

Daniel Bachhuber Joins Human Made

I’m really excited to announce that Daniel Bachhuber will be joining Human Made as a full-time Senior Engineer. Daniel’s illustrious WordPress career has so far seen him co-founding and directing CoPress, a WordPress hosting platform aimed at Student Newsrooms; working for the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism as their Digital Media Manager and most recently,…

Paul de Wouters Joins Human Made

I’m really excited to announce that Paul de Wouters has joined Human Made as a full time WordPress Developer. Paul’s a superb, up-and-coming WordPress Developer who’s commitment and passion for his craft is obvious from his involvement in the online WordPress community; you’ll more than likely already know his name and avatar having seen it…

My first month at Human Made

It’s with great pleasure that I welcome Joel Stubbs to Human Made as a Web Development Intern. Joel’s currently studying for an extended diploma in Software Development at Chesterfield College. He’s joining us on a part time basis to further his skillset and gain experience in a studio environment. His time will be spent on…

Five Go to Lanzarote

In their latest Human Made retreat adventure our heroes Joe, Tom, Noel, Theo and Matt travel to the distant island of Lanzarote to search for the mysterious Happytables 2.0. Or something like that…… The real purpose of our February Lanzarote retreat was a chance for get away from the office, go somewhere nice (and warm)…

A Tale of Two Conferences

Never let it be said that it’s all work and no play here at Human Made Limited. Sometimes it’s great to get out of the office, to think about the bigger picture, hear about some exciting ideas, meet some lovely new people and catch up with old friends. Yes – we’re talking about conferences. In…

Testing WordPress Batcache versus Varnish

When it comes to page caching and WordPress, there are a number of options out there. Nginx caching, Varnish, Batcache, W3TC Page Caching, WP Super cache to name some. Without going into too much depth the two options I am testing are Batcache and Varnish. Batcache Batcache does static page caching via the WordPress Object…

Hacking together a web app in 2.5 hours

A recent Sunday morning I was separating my trash into it’s respective recycling containers, we have a new scheme around here so I was unfamiliar with the particulars of what waste goes where. On our local Town Council website I found a directory of different trash items, and what recycling bin they must be placed…

The WordPress Community Summit 2012

During the last week of October, I had the privilege of attending & participating in The WordPress Community Summit, a by-invitation conference organised by the WordPress Foundation that took place in Tybee, GA. The actual conference was a single day (Monday) un-conference style event where everyone had a chance to propose a session and then…

WordPress Rewrite Rules, HM Core Style!

The WordPress rewrite system is an area many people struggle with when starting out with WordPress. People not familiar with rewrite systems don’t necessity understand what role they play and often developers who are used to using rewrite systems find WordPress’ implementation somewhat clunky. When working on relitvly complex WordPress projects, which have multiple custom…