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The Genesis Framework: How A WordPress Outsider Became the Go-to Solution

Genesis Theme Framework

Change is inconvenient. Change is annoying. Change is hard. All these statements can be true. But, looked at from another perspective, change can be an opportunity. When it comes to web development, these statements are no less true. And, as

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In Web Development, Choose Wisely, But Choose You Must!

Web development languages

This past weekend something triggered a memory regarding my personal path in design and development. And in that moment I realized, once again, just how true that old monicker is: “If you’re a jack of all trades, you’re a master

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Pricing a Pre-Designed Web Development Project

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I remember coming across this designers’ meme a couple of years ago. It was a pricing list that went something like this: 1.) Price for me to design your website – $1000 2.) Price for me to design your website

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Reflections on Hands-on Tutorials for Developers

Fingers to keys in coding

I was remarking to my wife recently that if you’re a focused, committed self-learner, this is an amazing time to be alive. I say that because there are just so many different sources now available when it comes to learning

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The Mobile First Strategy to Web Design & Development

Mobile first design and development

Having been in web design and development for over a decade now, I’ve seen trends come and go – pretty much like fashion. In that time I’ve also seen several iterative evolutions, that rolled out like logical steps. And during

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The Remarkable Rise of WordPress

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This morning I was reflecting on the remarkable rise of WordPress over the last five years. It really has ascended to uncanny territory. Today, if you come across a website on the Web – any website – there’s a better

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Learning to Code: A Tale of Two Approaches

raining-code

I’ve noticed an interesting debate emerge as of late, revolving around how best to lean to code. Some people claim you should start with a general computer science foundation, and then move into specific languages and their respective syntaxes from

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WordPress or Rails? It Depends on What You’re Building

wp-vs-rails

I recently had someone who knew that I worked with both Rails and WordPress ask me which is the better choice for a new site he was building. Of course, my immediate response was, “that really depends on what you’re

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Ruby on Rails vs. Node and the MEAN Stack

node-and-rails

Recently I decided it’d be wise to seek out some consensus as to where the future of web development is going. After all, the best way to be position yourself to be a successful developer in 2017, is to know

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Design, Development, and Non-Duality

design-development-nonduality

Now, how’s that for a catchy title? It got your attention, right? But what on earth do I mean? Well, if you’re from the world of web app creation, you’re probably well aware that design and development tend to be

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