If you know me, then you know I've been a huge Genesis framework advocate for quite some time. But then I met the Beans Theme Framework. Though I tried to resist the temptation and stay true to the Genesis Community, I fell hard for Beans. I fell so
December is the month of reflection and review. It's our time to stop and think about where we are now in comparison to the plan set forth back in January. I'm taking a few minutes of your time today to talk about my business year. What went to
Listen up as I'm going to unlock the first secret of programming for you. Everything in code is built from the same building blocks. Everything. It doesn't matter if you're building the space shuttle, banking system, a vision-guided robotic cell, or
Your code sucks. I remember the first time a mentor told me that. I was crushed. I was so focused on getting it working and done that I hadn't taken the time to build quality into it. Shoot, I didn't even know what that was or where to start.
Over the past couple of years, I focused on teaching and helping individual professional developers who want to master and continually level up. But it occurs to me that not everyone is or can be a professional developer. That revelation opened my
You're struggling to make a sustainable, full-time income in the WordPress market. Why? Why is it so difficult to advance and grow your business? Let's rethink how you are doing your business. I'm going to burst your bubble. Ready? It doesn't
We have two separate needs and experiences for the WordPress back-end. Site owners and users need a different suite of tools and interfaces from what we developers/implementers need. Let's talk about splitting the back-end interfaces to serve both
Many times developers will assign the site owner as an editor to hide away all of the extra screens and menus that they've added into the back-end. But we are doing the site owner a disservice when s/he is not given full access to her/his website.
There's an alarming trend in the WordPress back-end: we developers are polluting the back-end and building disconnected, complex solutions for the site owners. I understand the path that lead us to this state. But now it's time to stop and think
So you've watched some of the tutorials in the Know the Code, watched my presentations, read some blog posts, and read my tweets. You may notice a trend of how I approach WordPress and PHP coding. Let's talk about it for a moment. First of all,