The Quick & Dirty:

  • 9+ years in the biz, 10 messing around
  • All the latest in HTML, CSS, JS & PHP (Sorry, no .net or Ruby skills yet)
  • Cross-browser compatible code from Photoshop or Illustrator files.. or napkins!
  • Custom Specialities in Wordpress theming & plugins, Twitter & jQuery
  • Subversion, server-log analysis, and blocking hack-attempts (of late).
  • Data/Project Geek. I ♥ timelines.

I’ve compiled some handy PHP functions I’ve had to whip up. More extensive code-samples are also available.

Wordpress-from-Photoshop/Illustrator

Wordpress-from-static HTML

Wordpress-from-Photoshop

development

The Web Developer’s Labor & the Tablet

Back when compile times meant days, code writing, editing and knowing your syntax, were very important. Anymore, we coders rely on the debugger to tell us everything. We’re not just reactive, but frantic – edit, save, look at output & repeat, multiple times per minute. We’re taught this since editing more than one thing can cause problems …

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Everyone always doubts development takes as much time as design

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A Designer’s Guide to Speaking “Website”

“I use CSS for that” = “Don’t fuss & perfect that effect too much, I’m recreating that on my own.” “Oh, that’s just Javascript” = Don’t do too much of that, it’ll slow the website to a crawl.  

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WordPress Theming is actually Programming.. or, “Look, I’m all grown up now”

These past 2 weeks at work, I’ve learned a lot about optimization; you could say it’s been a “reality check.” Last week, I took time to check response times on websites we host on Godaddy. Taking the plain HTML+CSS times as a baseline for size, resources & speed (very fast), I started to wonder what …

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Back in the biz, oh yeah, nothing changed..

There’s always been a line-of-division between those who make pretty pictures, and those who have to make those pictures do something. Interaction designers have come to fill the void, but if there are none, there remains a 1999-level of disconnect. You remember last century, right? The one that gave us OfficeSpace, Matrix & Fight Club? …

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Home | Email Standards Project

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PopSlice: Home

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blogFS fuse for wordpress

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dict.cc: Download the dictionary word list

perl, gtk, raw text, mac, win

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50 Powerful Time-Savers For Web Designers – Smashing Magazine

his site helps you adjust your browser automatically, starting with a simple iPhone-sized browser (320×480) to a MacBook Pro (1440×900).

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