Standards are here to help make our life as developers easier. Developing with the most-recent standards result in faster developed, more accessible websites.
There should be data to back up the majority of your decisions. On the web, analytics give us the power to make educated decisions that result in better performance.
Build to last and withstand change. Websites and applications are to live and evolve. Let's build them to withstand the future, not just the now, and support them in meeting that goal.
Living in Wisconsin, I take the time to enjoy the weather when I can by getting on a bike. If it's too dark, I go down to the wood shop and work on a project. And when I'm not taking care of the yard, house, or dog, I'm at a computer, building web applications and websites.
Throughout my professional career (since 2006), I've grown as a developer, a leader, and a mentor. My education has helped me bring the technical to the less technical for quick understanding. I've build many websites, always at the cusp of new technology. Whether the code's PHP or ColdFusion, the resulting HTML passes validation. I keep up-to-date with the new technologies, new methodologies, and new frameworks, keeping in mind the goals of the clients and how they can best use this new technology to meet those goals.
- Frameworks and Methodologies: CakePHP, CodeIgnitor, WordPress, MovableType, jQuery, Webstandards, MVC
- Server and Applications: LAMP, Ubuntu, RedHat Enterprise Linux, MySQL, MS SQL, Git, SVN