Some WordPress-powered blogs that have caught my eye recently:
- Bill Day
- “Bill Day is a Staff Engineer & Technology Evangelist at Sun Microsystems as well as Founder & Technical Guru of Day Web Development.
Bill’s J2ME Archive, writing, and speaking have helped drive J2ME adoption to hundreds of millions of devices and empowered tens of thousands to write applications for Java enabled handsets and PDAs.”
- Joe Clark’s accessibility blog. Focusing lately on the (lack of) accesibility of a PVR.
- Matthew Thomas
- The same mpt, new domain. I don’t know if WordPress is the ultimate weblogging system yet, but it seems to work well for him. Matthew has given some brilliant input into the options interface which is going to be in WordPress 1.2.
- Kimberly Blessing
- Interesting gal I met at SxSW, Kimberly is a standards evangelist and developer at AOL.
- Binary Bonsai
- Great design and content. Most sites find a good design and stick with it. Micheal pulls out a brand new one just as good or better than the last every month or so. Michael is the guy who taught me how to make my XP desktop look decent.
- Lars Holst
- An very well-done WP site. Check out the style switcher.
- Image Safari
- Nicest WP photoblog I’ve seen yet. Reload for entertaining random header graphics.
- Rebel Pixel
- Excellent look and layout. Very interesting link styling. Nice linklog.
- Debian WordPress package
- Not a blog like the others, but an amazing development. Type
apt-get install wordpressat your Debian command line and it’s there, automatically setting up MySQL, PHP, or Apache as needed. The packager says “I’m working on some scripts to make Debian automagically configure your blog on the next release of the package.” Awesome.
I hesitated to even start a list because this really is the very tip of the iceberg. I could write a post every day for the next 3 months highlighting someone doing something great with WordPress, and in July there would be hundreds more.
I know of a couple of projects in the oven and I can’t wait for them to (re)launch. If you’re doing something interesting or innovative with WP, let me know. Maybe I can even help out.