Category: Opinion

These canaries aren’t dying

The web design/development ecosystem is an interesting one. Technology flourishes, careers blossom, trends come and go, and lives are changed both for creators and consumers. I’ve been thinking about canaries a lot lately. Not the birds themselves but the adage. I think I’m seeing (exhibiting?) a lot of canary-like behavior right now by observing an […]

Posted: April 23, 2019

(Selfish) What’s Next for Web Development?

I’ve been thinking a lot about the future in a lot of ways and I’m stuck in a bit of a loop when it comes to what I’d like to do in the next five years development-wise. I’m talking specifics, kind of focusing on the stuff that doesn’t really matter: my tech stack. We always […]

Posted: April 08, 2019

Planning is Dead, Long Live Planning

As is customary in the final days of December each year, many of us are reflecting on what happened over the past 12 months and are waxing poetic about the next 12. I’m in that boat as I think about SearchWP, OrganizeWP, and this site. I’m excited for the next 12 months. The change in […]

Posted: December 29, 2018

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