Evolution of my WordPress theme development workflow

I've been using WordPress to create client websites for over five years now. In that time, everything has changed. Multiple times. Everything's amazing, but web development has gotten more complex, not less. The depth of knowledge required to use the HTML/CSS/JavaScript stack is staggering, and the abundance of tools created to make it easier has just added another layer of "things you need to know". And that's completely ignoring which tooling you should choose in the first place.

Still, I'd take today's development environment any day.

I did a little reminiscing and came up with a few major phases in my years creating WordPress themes for customers.

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