Web Development with an iPad Pro

Since the release of first 12.9″ iPad Pro in 2015, I’ve done all of my web development work on an iPad Pro.

Ed. Note: As of November 2018, I’m currently using a 64GB Space Gray Wifi-only 11″ iPad Pro in a charcoal gray Smart Folio, connected via Bluetooth to an old Apple Aluminum Keyboard. Previously, I was using a 64 GB Space Gray Wifi/Cellular 10.5″ iPad Pro with a Smart Keyboard attached.

Not only is this site coded entirely with an iPad, I also use it at work to build the ON1 site.

As you’re reading this, keep in mind that this is what works for me. Your mileage may vary depending on your setup.

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Waiting patiently

Miranda and the kids went for a walk the other morning, and this is how Otto spent most of the time they were gone… waiting patiently for them to come back with his tennis ball on the window-sill.

It was pretty damn adorable, so I snapped the photo above to show Miranda when they got back.

Blog -> Twitter

I just put the finishing touches on the code that will automatically push anything that I post here with the “status” post format to Twitter, so I can now post to Twitter directly from the blog. Maybe that’ll get me posting to Twitter more often 🙂

And we’re back

After a brief hiatus and some design tweaks, I’m ready to start posting again. Here’s a quick overview of the changes:

Full-width featured images

As you can see above, if a post has a featured image, it now shows as full-width rather than being constrained to a container. This applies to featured images everywhere–main blog index, individual posts, and pages. Images inside the posts will remain inside the post container.

Status posts

I’m going to take advantage of WordPress’ built-in status post format to post what are essentially tweets. They will cross-post to Twitter automatically once I get the code written.

Improved post meta lines

I tweaked the post meta design beneath the post titles a little. I added fancypants icons for each and tweaked the spacing.

New apps in the sidebar

I updated the list of apps that I use in the sidebar (← over there, or ↑ up there if you’re on a phone). Each app “ad” links to the App Store and if you purchase the app, I get a miniscule kickback.

Other general fixes and improvements

I also made some changes to how things work on the back-end of the site and fixed some layout issues with comments.

More coming

More posts are coming soon, including one on how I use my iPad Pro for web development, so stay tuned!