“Designeveloper — a Practical Designer’s Guide to Next-level Your Developexpertise” Presentation – WordCamp Philly ’15

Bridging the designer/developer gap is a challenge not often accepted. Designers who are comfortable in PHP and in the ‘back-end’ of WordPress are rare enough that we’ve coined the term ‘unicorn’ to describe them. My personal favorite is ‘designeveloper’ (yep, it’s even on my Twitter bio). My transition began from a house painter and part-time graphic designer to a web designer for WebDevStudios. Over the course of my 4 years at WebDevStudios, I made the transition from a web designer to a developer and now even, a developer lead. I aim to give some practical insights and resources to help make that designer/developer transition and learning curve a little less scary. Maybe… even a little exciting.

— https://philly.wordcamp.org/2015/

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Better Javascript, a WDSLunch presentation

In March, I (re)presented on some of the fundamentals of writing better javascript for an internal WDSLunch presentation. The slides contain a ton of useful info and are an accumulation of a lot of tips & tricks I’ve learned along the way. I definitely recommend checking them out. The two resource slides at the end are gold. dsgnwrks.pro/wdslunch-better-javascript

Sending a server-side (WordPress/PHP) development environment variable to your scripts

This is written for PHP and/or WordPress, but the principle applies to any server-side language. First we’ll we’ll create a php function for determining our environment: This function will return 1 for production, 2 for your staging environment,… Read More

Primer On Globals, PHP, Classes. or OOP.

What the OOP is a PHP Class?

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