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I know some stuff about WordPress

As the CEO/Owner/Director/Founder/Other fancy title of Top Left Design, I know a lot of things, but not everything!  I come from a design background, not a coding background so I woudn’t claim to be especially technical – though I suppose compared to many I am.

But even though I am not strictly technical, I like it when technology just works – and makes life easier. A few years ago, when we started using WordPress for blogging, I saw this was different from other systems – I liked it – it’s easier to use and more flexible. And our two in house coders, Kevin and JP (previously featured on our post on Geek Appreciation Day) are specialists in WordPress sites. It’s our system of choice, and I wanted to let you know why – and some useful facts about it – so we share the joy of WordPress!

We surprised Kevin and JP with cupcakes and balloons today. It was a wonderous moment, but the rest of the team had been planning it for weeeks. We had labelled the day “Geek Appreciation Day” but within the office it was known as codeword “GAD” – and Kevin and JP must have heard that word flying around loads but they never noticed! Haha!

We associate geeks with lots of things – superheroes, comics, gaming, Star Wars, Star Trek, science, computers, coding. And everyone knows we need these things in our lives – they make things fun, colourful, fantastic and awesome.

Kevin and JP are our 2 coders in our Top Left Design London office. They love code, they love HTML, CSS, WordPress. Many times we have seen JP’s eyes LIGHT up (like a lightsaber) when he talks about cool WordPress plugins. And Kevin also talks about “eating code” when he is working on a build. These guys make our websites possible – and here are 6 reasons to honour our geeks: