Just over four years ago, October 2009, Herb Miller retired from IBM and started working on his new project Bobbing Wide. This is a brief history of achievements to date.
A few random examples of sites we’ve developed
WordPress MultiSite sites
Static hand crafted websites
Bobbing Wide have published eight plugins on WordPress.org.
Over 35 others are available from oik-plugins.com And we’ve developed some pretty fancy bespoke plugins too.
Bobbing Wide have built over 200 bespoke WordPress and Drupal themes using Artisteer. Since the completion of the oik-themes plugin we’ve been making some of them available on oik-plugins.
Each website we’ve developed has required a mixture of commonly used information as well as unique content requirements. Starting with the oik base plugin ( for OIK Information Kit ) we’ve created over 100 advanced shortcodes. Some examples, used in this post and the widgets (header, sidebar, footer): [bw_pages] [bw_list] [bw_thumbs] [bw_css] [bw_plug] [bw_code] [div] [ediv] [bw_follow_me] [bw_contact_form]
Bobbing Wide now have multiple websites providing a range of services
Chronology – milestones
the story so far…
|Oct 2009||Herb Miller retired from IBM|
|Mar 2010||Bobbing Wide open for business: static hand crafted websites built with PHP HTML and CSS|
|May 2010||www.bobbingwidewebdesign.com WordPress blog goes live.|
|Jun 2010||bw API started – as Drupal custom module and WordPress plugin ( bwapi )|
|Jun 2010||first Drupal site with an Artisteer theme|
|Jul 2010||first eCommerce site with Drupal and Ubercart|
|Jul 2010||first WordPress site|
|Dec 2010||oik-plugins.com website created|
|Jan 2011||published first plugin on WordPress.org – oik v0.1|
|Oct 2011||set up wp-pompey|
|Apr 2012||oik-nivo-slider on WordPress.org|
|May 2012||cookie-cat plugin and cookie-cat server|
|Aug 2012||oik-plugins server for delivering FREE and premium WordPress plugins|
|Jun 2012||first oik theme – oobit – developed for WordCamp UK 2012|
|Jul 2012||WordCamp UK 2012 presentation – Lazy smart shortcodes|
|Aug 2013||Bobbing Wide contributed to WordPress 3.6|
|Aug 2013||oik-themes server trial on oik-plugins.co.uk|
|Sep 2013||oik-nivo-slider v1.9 on WordPress.org|
|Oct 2013||facelift for oik-plugins.com; oik-themes server goes live|
|Oct 2013||www.bobbingwide.com migrated to WordPress Multisite|
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