Ari Stathopoulos

Web Developer, Accessibility & Sustainability evangelist, Human.

Pay it Forward Pledge

22 May 2020

Lately I’ve been doing a lot of thinking, and I believe it’s time I change the way I operate.
In the past 12 years I started a few businesses and open-source frameworks… bootstrap-commerce, Shoestrap, Maera, Kirki, a bunch of others that nobody has ever heard of. I always do the same thing; I build something that I feel will help people, I open-source it and then after a couple of years I try to monetize it by building addons, extrensions etc., for the free thing that I built. It has worked for others so why would it not work for me, right?
Well, the thing is… it doesn’t work for me. It never did. Maybe that’s because I’m no good at promoting what I build. Maybe it’s because I refuse to spend a single cent on advertising. Or maybe it’s the fact that I go at it alone. The reason doesn’t matter… what matters is that it doesn’t work for me, and I’ve spent too much time and energy trying to make it work.
After a decade I have decided to change the way I operate.

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The Gutenberg Layout Problem

29 October 2019

The Gutenberg editor is amazing. It allows for flexibility that was previously unheard of without a dedicated page builder. And though everyone kept saying “Gutenberg is not a page-builder”, I think there’s no denying it. It is a page-builder. You can call it an immersive editing experience for all I care, but the truth is it’s a page-builder.

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What is the meaning of all this?

15 October 2019

This is one of those random posts that has no real point, it’s just spewing random thoughts and trying to reach a conclusion. There is no structure here, don’t expect to find anything meaningful.

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The Hidden Color Functions in WordPress

21 September 2019

Today I want to bring to your attention a hidden gen in WordPress. And I say “hidden” because in all my years in WordPress I’ve seen fery few developers use it - most likely because not everyone knows about it.

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