I have a confession to make. When I start a new work or freelance project, I often become obsessed with the search to find the perfect tool to help me get the job done. For some reason, I love the process of researching, testing, and comparing software and web applications and I jump at the […]
The increasing number of web frameworks means that design and development best practices are accessible to more people than ever before and are a sign of a maturing industry. The primary goal of most web development frameworks is to save development time. Since most programming projects share a good deal of redundant code (database connectivity, […]
Casey and I are in the middle of getting a new blogging project off the ground for her. I’m her web/blogging guy by default, so I’ve been slowly getting things setup for her on the technical end. One of tasks was finding a good website hosting company, something that seems easy, but is actually pretty […]
Right now I’m in the middle of designing a website for one of the new businesses. It’s work that I enjoy very much, giving me the chance to stretch the creative side of my brain and apply my knowledge of branding, marketing, accessibility, usability, and most recently, search engine optimization. During the initial design round, […]
Kick’in the Tires on Drupal
As most of our family and friends know, Casey and I attend Grace Baptist Church in Grand Forks. We’ve been regular attendees for over three years now, and can’t say enough good things about it. I inherited the church website from a friend in late 2004, and managed to do a complete overhaul of it […]
I’ve been getting InfoWorld magazine for several years now, and have grown to respect the opinion of their columnists and reviews. For this reason, I was happy to see #18 in their article titled The Top 20 IT Mistakes: Underestimating PHP. “Serious” programmers have long dismissed PHP as the “Visual Basic” of the web, meaning […]
While I’m waiting for my Virtual PCs to finish installing, I’ve been doing more research and reading on some advanced PHP topics. Many of these topics were at least touched on during the PHP|Cruise conference last week, so I’ve at least heard of them before. I’m hoping to implement some of these features/packages/techniques in my […]
Back in the Office…
I’m finally back in the office today. While the conference was very good and informative, and the weather down in the Caribbean was beautiful, it’s good to be back home. I had some good catch-up time with Casey over the weekend, and now I’m trying to get things sorted out at the office. In the […]
PHP | Cruise – So Far
So far, the conference has been going pretty well, and has been interesting. There is a very diverse group of people from all over the world, which probably represents the actual PHP community well.
Getting Ready for the Big Trip
I’m starting to get things ready for my conference, which runs from March 1st to the 5th. Clark and I will be flying into Orlando on Saturday and will be staying in Port Canaveral until our ship takes off on Monday.