Tag: Education

The Importance of Mentors: How a High School Student Became a Professional WordPress Developer

Stories like this make me wicked happy, then a bit depressed, and then a bit hopeful. Whether your focus is on design or development, it’s always a bit unnerving to see absolutely killer work and then realize it was put together by someone seemingly so much younger than yourself. Not that age should be any […]

Posted: March 16, 2014

Experts Take Notes.

This quick read really hits home with me. I’m easily distracted when sitting in the audience of a presentation, even if I’m very much interested in the subject matter. I find that even 30 minutes after the presentation is over, it’s difficult for me to recount the details even for the parts I knew I […]

Posted: October 15, 2013

Learning JavaScript – my experience and advice

Enough is enough. I’ve said for over a year that I was going to really learn Backbone.js and if I’m honest the only thing I’ve written with it is an abstraction of the sweetness that shipped with WordPress 3.5 Media workflow for Attachments. For me, there’s no better time to start learning Backbone as it’s […]

Posted: April 09, 2013

Five Ways To Write Better Code | BrandonSavage.net

One of the best thing about being a developer is that you’re never ‘done’ training. Even if you’re writing in a language that hasn’t been updated in a decade you can still improve the way you utilize it. When I was first starting out in development, I thought that writing code was pretty easy. It […]

Posted: January 17, 2013

An Advanced Guide to HTML & CSS

An Advanced Guide to HTML & CSS takes a deeper look at front-end design and development, expanding on what is covered in the beginner’s guide. Studying modern front-end development, this guide teaches the latest for any designer looking to round out their front-end skills. I’m sincerely impressed by this project. Not only is the design […]

Posted: January 15, 2013

Become a WordPress Ninja in 1400 Days

This attention getting title has truth. After reading this piece I took some time to reflect on my career with WordPress and found so many similarities to the yearly breakdown offered. WordPress gets as much hate as it does praise and my bias leads me to get frustrated with that, unfounded as it is. WordPress […]

Posted: January 11, 2013

How I Read Programming Books

In the past year and half I’ve been learning Java (for Android), Python and JavaScript (& HTML/CSS) (for web development) and I’ve come to realize that the best way to learn programming from a book or tutorial is to read it 3 times! Yes, read it 3 times!! Reading new content this way has helped […]

Posted: January 10, 2013

On Being a Junior Developer

On Being a Junior Developer | Matt Sencenbaugh’s Blog. I really like this piece not because it’s great advice to younger developers, it’s an awesome reminder for those that have been doing it for a while. Part of being a professional (in my opinion) heavily relies on you never being satisfied with your skill set. […]

Posted: November 21, 2012

Redefining the Introduction to Computer Science

John Resig – Redefining the Introduction to Computer Science. I don’t even know where to begin. John Resig has been a hero of mine for as long as I can remember and he just pole vaulted himself to an entirely new level in my book. John has been hinting towards the work he’s been doing […]

Posted: August 18, 2012


Max CSS. This is a nice reminder as I spent a ton of time poking around the styles of other websites as I was teaching myself CSS. In this world of preprocessors and minification we obfuscate as much as we can so as to save some room on the pipe. That’s awesome for the intended […]

Posted: July 09, 2012