Decided The Hacker Chick Blog needed a bit of a face lift. Nothing major – just hopefully a little cleaner, maybe a little more playful. Hope you like. A couple things: I finally managed to update my About to reflect that I’m no longer at Microsoft (yeah, I’m a bit behind) and to use a […]
This is my 4th post on Designing WordPress Blogs From Scratch. In the last post, we covered everything surrounding our content (header, footer, sidebar) and got an intro to using WordPress functions in PHP. Index.php Now, technically, the only other file you need is index.php. This is where you define how each blog entry […]
This is the 3rd post in my series on Designing WordPress Blogs From Scratch. Okay, so you’ve got your snazzy new blog designed in a webpage. You’re happy with how it looks in all the browsers. You’ve got your styles in their own CSS file and your HTML is laid out with the default WordPress […]
This is the 2nd post in my series on Designing WordPress Blogs From Scratch. Design Fundamentals Ok, so you’ve got an idea. You think you might want to design your own custom blog around it because, as Alec Rios says, “What a boring world it would be if every blogger simply kept the default WordPress […]
It turns out that if you can do HTML, CSS, and a bit of scripting then you can totally design your own WordPress blog from scratch. Forget browsing the 1,193 free WordPress themes and trying to pick the one that best fits your style. I mean, seriously, wow! in the time it takes to browse […]
Finally finally got my new blog design up. This is my first time with WordPress (old design was on Blogger) and, of course, being the hacker chick, I couldn’t quite content myself with using an off-the-shelf theme, so it’s all built from scratch and am looking forward to hacking evolving it over time. I did […]
Abby Fichtner is The Hacker Chick. She helps people build amazing things and push the edge on what's possible.
She's taught for MIT and Harvard, worked with Fortune 100 organizations and hundreds of startups, and been named an Innovation Amplifier by the Boston Globe, one of the Top 25 Women in Boston Tech, and -- her favorite -- Boston's Startup Gaurdian Angel.
Today, she spends most of her time working on her art and helping individuals and organizations with Innovation, Creativity, and Pushing the Edge on What's Possible.