Raena Jackson Armitage is an Australian web developer with a background in content management, public speaking, and training. When she is not thinking about the Web, she loves knitting, gaming, all-day breakfasts, and cycling.

Raena's articles

  1. How To Build a Speedy WordPress Sandbox VM

    If you’re planning to break into the world of WordPress development, it makes sense to set up a dedicated development environment — and one of the best ways to do it is with a virtual machine. Raena Jackson Armitage takes a turn in the sandbox.

  2. No Stress RSS with the Google Feed API

    You love JSON. It’s clean, efficient, and easy to work with. But when dealing with data from blogs or news sources, you’ll most likely have to deal with RSS. In this quick tutorial, Raena shows you how to use the Google Feed API to grab RSS feeds and use them right away as JSON objects.

  3. Mobile Sites vs. Media Queries

    The technique of responsive web design using CSS media queries has been attracting a lot of attention lately. But as with any technique, it has a time and a place, and sometimes other tools are better suited for the job. Raena looks at the question of media-query based responsive design, and compares it with the traditional approach of building a dedicated mobile site.

  4. 5 WordPress Frameworks to Jump-start Your Theme Designs

    In recent years, WordPress theme frameworks have arrived on the scene in a big way. From commercial frameworks like Thesis and Genesis to free alternatives such as Thematic and Hybrid, frameworks aim to make your life as a theme designer easier and more satisfying. Raena, co-author of SitePoint’s Build Your Own Wicked WordPress Themes, breaks down some of the most popular frameworks, weighing up their pros and cons.