Category: Opinion

There’s power in your choices. This is a post about Chrome.

It’s likely that by reading this you build part of the Internet. It might be a small corner, but it’s yours and you built it. In the big picture not a lot of people can say that, and as a result your decisions carry weight. I don’t mean to sound weighty but I think it’s […]

Posted: September 26, 2018

Hustling for the Sake of Getting Things Done

I’m hesitant to write any of this down because it unintentionally comes off as pretentious; as though I’ve got it all figured out. I want to start out by saying that is far from the case. This fact can be verified by those around me, the people in my life. My wife has been a […]

Posted: August 05, 2015

Taking Value-based Pricing Too Far

Value-based pricing has been a hot topic for the past couple of years. As is often the case with newer concepts, many people have varying definitions of what ‘value-based pricing’ really is. For some it’s simply a flat rate for a project. For others it’s an in-depth analysis of project scope to determine a market […]

Posted: February 09, 2015

Hierarchy 1.0 is Here!

Hierarchy is now at version 1.0! Check it out and find out more about the changes that went into it. A long time ago I wrote about a plugin I built that I’ve used on every client site since doing so. It solved a problem that exists only if you use WordPress in a certain […]

Posted: November 20, 2014

Wicked Opinionated WordPress Plugin: Concatenate Assets

An area that could have used some modification in my workflow is the optimization of third party assets when building WordPress sites. Those stylesheets and JavaScripts that make additional HTTP calls we’ve come to know and hate. There are a ton of existing solutions out there, but I wanted something a bit more… finicky and custom-tailored to my approach.

Posted: June 10, 2013

Blink, WebKit, Google, Chrome, Mozilla, Servo; oh the Insanity! … right?

This week just got really interesting. It seems that just yesterday we were terrified of browser monoculture, but today we’re fearful of too much fragmentation.

Posted: April 04, 2013

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

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.

Posted: May 22, 2012

Improving Your Process: Contracts, Proposals, Scopes of Work, and Complacency

At Iron to Iron we’re always trying to keep on top of ourselves when it comes to our process. The latest focus has been on our contract and the process we’ve got behind the generation of that documents and what leads up to it. We changed a lot, and for me it was a great reminder about the danger of complacency.

Posted: April 30, 2012

Open Sourcers Drop Software Religion for Common Sense

Open Sourcers Drop Software Religion for Common Sense | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com. If you work with open source software at all, it’s really important to understand both the license of both the software you’re using in addition to the license of the software you’re writing. These details often go overlooked under the umbrella thought […]

Posted: March 14, 2012

Using OmniFocus and Project Management Software to Get Things Done on a Team

I love organization, productivity, and process. I like using systems to help maintain that equilibrium as well, but there’s this one nagging issue that’s bothered me for some time and it revolves around the difference between personal and “public” tasks.

Posted: March 05, 2012