For the last few versions, WordPress has allowed you to specify a page as the site’s home page, rather than the usual list of recent posts. However, in the list of pages, it doesn’t indicate which one is the home page. This annoys me.
So I wrote a plugin. Since it relies on CSS trickery, I tested in FF, IE7, Safari, and Opera. I might test in IE6 this evening, or I might do something more productive, like painting my toenails.
If you’ve seen the breakdown of modern web design, here’s the breakdown of WordPress plugin development:
Writing plugin: 30 minutes
Testing plugin: 5 minutes
Testing CSS in various browsers: 20 minutes
Searching for the source of the free icon set used so I can give them credit, because their included readme doesn’t include a URL: 30 minutes
Finding documentation on branching code for 2.3 vs. 2.5: 30 minutes — and the solution found is a) part of an article on a different subject entirely, and b) not the same one I remember seeing in the past (yay, Codex)
Fixing up readme and screenshots for submission to official repository: 45 minutes