Category: Inspiration

Writing my First Ebook – One Month Later & at Least 7 Lessons Learned

Published 4 years 9 months ago on May 22, 2012

It’s been over a month since Client Oriented WordPress Development hit the shelves and I’ve learned quite a bit about the process along the way. I’m sure there are a lot of people contemplating the same exact project so I’d like to offer a bit more insight to the inspiration, the process, and the aftermath of my experience.

Forgotten TODOs: ideas for contributing to open-source projects

Published 5 years 2 weeks ago on March 3, 2012

Forgotten TODOs: ideas for contributing to open-source projects. What a fantastic, simple, straightforward piece of advice to offer. I’m not sure if you’re making use of TODO’s in your programming but I surely am. I often see them scattered around open source projects and for one reason or another it escapes me as an outright […]

GitHub is my resume

Published 5 years 4 weeks ago on February 23, 2012

pydanny: Github is my resume. GitHub achieving it’s goal of social coding based on an awesome version control system is one (amazing) thing, but the byproduct of your profile acting as a resume is simply stellar. I’ve been in hiring positions before, and resumes are by far the worst thing I’ve had to deal with […]

Do Things, Tell People.

Published 5 years 4 weeks ago on February 23, 2012

Do Things, Tell People.. I really like this piece. We’ll always be distracted by big dollar signs, productivity, optimization, and all the other things we think will make us more “successful”. Sometimes though, we need to just build whatever the heck we want, even if it might suck. Who cares. If you’re into it you’re […]

Front-end Job Interview Questions

Published 5 years 1 month ago on February 20, 2012

Front-end Job Interview Questions. I like posts like this not because I plan on putting myself in a position of hiring people any time soon, but to keep myself in check. This is a good list to sift through and see which areas of yours are weak. Make a conscious effort to tackle those issues […]

How Basecamp Next got to be so damn fast without using much client-side UI

Published 5 years 1 month ago on February 20, 2012

How Basecamp Next got to be so damn fast without using much client-side UI – (37signals). This is super neat. 37signals outlines a big look into what they did behind the scenes when building Basecamp Next, specifically the changes made on the client side. There is some wacky stuff going on but I’m super interested […]

You’re Overthinking It

Published 5 years 1 month ago on February 2, 2012

You’re Overthinking It | Miso Engineering. There’s a lot of truth in this post. I’ve spoken to many designers and developers who are simply intimidated by what everyone else is doing. I know it’s completely cliche but honestly: who cares? Your idea sucks, now go do it anyway. Sure there’s some hyperbole, but when it […]

This (Article) is not About Development or Design, it’s About Us

Published 5 years 1 month ago on January 23, 2012

I realize the core purpose of this site is to discuss Web development and design, but over the past couple of weeks it’s become so apparent to me that the actual work we do every day is just a segment of the big picture.

Iron to Iron – One Year Later

Published 5 years 4 months ago on October 31, 2011

At the risk of starting out on a completely abstract note I’ll go ahead and say that I literally have no idea where the past year went. Tomorrow marks the first anniversary of Iron to Iron. I’d like to talk about that year. The ups, the downs, the people involved, the projects, the knowledge gained, and our plans for the future.

Matt Mullenweg on 5by5

Published 6 years 3 months ago on December 4, 2010

The Big Web Show #29: Matt Mullenweg on 5by5. Admittedly, I don’t really listen to too many Podcasts. I have, however, watched a couple of episodes from 5by5 which is Dan Benjamin’s extremely high quality broadcast company. The production value alone has me intrigued to watch his episodes, but the topic matter is so spot […]

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