Rachel McCollin
WordPress Developer and Writer, Birmingham UK
Rachel McCollin is a WordPress developer who writes books, articles and tutorials about web design and development, with a focus on WordPress and on responsive and mobile development. She runs a web design agency in Birmingham, UK and has published three books on WordPress, including WordPress: Pushing the Limits, an advanced resource for WordPress developers. She's currently writing her fourth book.
  • Business
    Business Skills for Freelance DevelopersFreelance dev business
    Being a freelancer developer isn't just about writing code. In this article we look at six key business skills that all freelancers need. Some of these you may have used in a previous job, if you were an employee, while others you may have to learn from scratch.Read More…
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    WP_Query Arguments: Posts, Pages and Post TypesMastering wp query featured image
    Creating custom queries for specific posts or post types with WP_Query gives you a lot of flexibility. Here are the arguments to use.Read More…
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    When to Use Bootstrap for Your WordPress Theme (And When Not To)Bootstrap
    Building a WordPress theme based on Bootstrap is all the rage, but is it always the right method? Here are the pros and cons.Read More…
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    Working With Motion, Looks and Sound in ScratchScratch preview image
    Learn how to use motion, looks and sound blocks to create animations and add sound effects to your Scratch projects.Read More…
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    Creating Your First Script in ScratchScratch preview image
    Scripts are what make things happen in Scratch. In this tutorial you'll learn how to create your first one.Read More…
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    Introduction to Blocks in ScratchScratch preview image
    Without blocks, you can't create scripts and make things happen in Scratch. Find out about the types of block available to you.Read More…
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    Creating Backdrops and Sprites in ScratchScratch preview image
    When creating a new project in Scratch, the first thing you'll need to do is create your stage and some sprites. Here's how.Read More…
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    Introduction to ScratchScratch preview image
    Scratch is a great tool to help kids learn to code. If you're a learner, educator or parent, this guide will help you get started.Read More…
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    Mastering WP_Query: Using the LoopMastering wp query featured image
    Continuing our series on WP_Query, in this tutorial I'll outline how you should use the loop with WP_Query.Read More…
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    Mastering WP_Query: An IntroductionMastering wp query featured image
    WP_Query is a powerful tool you can use to customise the way your WordPress site queries the database. In this introduction to the series I'll give an overview of what it is.Read More…
  • Business
    5 Things to Consider Before Becoming a Freelance Web ProfessionalFive
    Going freelance is great for many, but isn't for everyone. By knowing what the potential drawbacks are as well as the difference between employment and freelancing, you'll be better able to decide if it's the right career path for you.Read More…
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    How You Can Help Educate the Next Generation of Web ProfessionalsCode education
    The web industry complains of a skills gap: here's how you can pass your experience and knowledge to the next generation and help close that gap.Read More…