because we’re invested in improving WordPress and the web in general. Many people use WordPress, and we believe there is a way to use it more efﬁciently. “I think we’re all on the same page when it comes to WordPress. WordPress is a lemon, but the industry likes WordPress, so let’s make lemonade.” — Craig Sage project lead
best practices for modern web development: • Eliminating unnecessary downloads • Optimizing encoding and transfer size of text-based assets • Image optimization https://developers.google.com/web/fundamentals/
Trellis by Roots have challenged me to become a better WordPress developer over the years + modernize my toolset.” Eric Ifﬂand “Sage is great for a number of reasons. For me, it strikes a nice balance between a "too much stuff" that a framework brings and "not enough stuff" a theme like Underscores brings. It's also robust and as object oriented as a theme can be.” Justin Hall “... it’s Roots that has had the biggest impact on my learning, my efﬁciency and the quality of my work. The various Roots projects have always pushed me to learn new things (even when I wasn’t comfortable with them) over the last 3 or so years.” Jimmy Smutek “I'd say that's the best thing about Sage — the team behind it actively improves every version, it keeps you on your toes ... and actually teaches you good practices for wider development rather than very WP speciﬁc stuff.” Steve Honey
want it to be • Want to remove Bootstrap and replace it with another framework, or just have a completely fresh start? • Want to add libraries? • Sage is delete-key friendly and ready for you to modify to ﬁt your needs. • Want to add Beaver Builder or another page builder to help with complex layouts?
as a developer and assimilate everything you can. Reclaim the energy you had in your ﬁrst year of coding. Regain the drive you had to prove to yourself and to your employers that you were “all that” for this IT ﬁeld. Resume reading about tech, playing with new techniques, and persuading others to teach you. Reacquire the excitement of collaborating on newfound knowledge with other developers. Be a lifelong learner and investigate all forms of learning. — Don Denoncourt's On Getting Old(er) in Tech