I just wanted to share something I have been working on. I recently had a daughter so I decided to build a website for her. It's less about the design and more about some of the technical things I did under the hood...
Cool Thing #1
I'm using the real-time API from Instagram to pull in photos that use the hashtag #ZadieAlyssa. The photos or video are downloaded and added to the WordPress media library so I have a copy of them in case Instagram suddenly turns into MySpace 2.0 and goes away. Don't worry I have whitelisted usernames for my wife and I but posts from anyone else have to be approved before being published to keep the spammies at bay. The code for that is on GitHub at https://github.com/kingkool68/zadieheimlich/blob/master/wp-content/themes/zadie-heimlich/functions/instagram.php
Cool Thing #2
Now when clicking on a larger version you are taken to a URL like example.com/post-name/gallery/attachment-slug/ If you change the order of the images in the gallery shortcode then the order of the images in the post gallery changes to reflect that as well. An attachment can be used in as many galleries as you want and it all just works.
Ok that was a lot longer of an explanation than I intended but I knew you guys would grok it and my wife could care less about the behind the scenes thinking that went in to this but loves that Zadie has her own site that is speedy and works when she sends it to grandma on her rural 1mbps AOL connection.
TL;DR: I made a cute daughter and a cute daughter website (http://zadieheimlich.com). I spent a lot of time making it zippy. I hope you appreciate my efforts. Thanks!