M-EE-Tup Best(ish) practices

So I’m talking tomorrow night at the inaugural meeting for the EE Seattle Meet Up. And, if you follow me on twitter, you’ll realize I’ve been doing nothing but coding-OMG-coding-HEADBANG for weeks now.This is also why you see a distinct lack of conversation about the latest Bachelorette (TEAM JEFF) or why all the freakin’ adorable stories of my children remain largely untold. Not to worry, I promise to bring up a variety of daily babble soon enough.

In the mean time, I have a confession: I’m speaking on the “Best (some # here) Tips for a Friendly Back-End in ExpressionEngine” and I’m not sure I’m qualified to give BEST TIPS. I mean, sure, after 8 years of working with EE I have some good tips. I have some experiences that I can share that I’ve learnt from. But BEST TIPS?

Dang, yo, that’s a lot of pressure.

So I’m doing what I do: Asking the community to offer YOUR best tips. See, I learnt in graduate school that you can never ever ever definitively make a statement unless you have researched the bejewels out of it. So in order for me to make a statement like “BEST TIPS” I need to do some research.

Consider yourself my subject.

What do you consider best practices for helping your back-end administrator or your website built with EE? Do you use any plugins or go all native? Do you have strong opinions about what tools should be available?

I spoke about this (a bit) last week on the EE podcast but I’d like to get a wider perspective than just re-peating my own blahblahblah. So if you have any tips, I’d gladly include them in my talk. Oh, and give me your twitter handle for credit.

And, just for those of you who don’t give a bunny’s ear about code: LOOK! TEH KUTZ!


Kittens in cups

Posted: 5/7/2012