Seth Godin has written a lot of classic posts, but this one is my favorite. He talks about how time and decisions become interlinked. He says: But…That’s our work.We don’t make stuff as much as we make decisions.Seth Godin As a leader, I do this every day. I used to produce code, but now I […]
In this Ted Talk, Doug Dietz talks about transforming the experience of children going through a MRI machine. I love this talk because it truly looks at the whole experience, not just the main tool that provides the majority of that experience. One piece will always be one piece, until it’s connected and made whole.
I heard a quote recently on an NPR podcast featuring James Dyson, the inventor known for his vacuum cleaners, that I love: “…And I do believe, though, that you create your own luck. Because luck is around. You know, I’m a – I did long-distance running at school. And you only succeed by doing a […]
I enjoyed this talk by Stanley McChrystal about leadership. One of my favorite takeaways, a quote from McCrystal: Leaders can let you fail and not be a failure. That’s powerful. It acknowledges that iteration can happen anywhere and with anyone, given the right approach. Hat tip: Lance.
Tim Kadlec gave a powerful, recent talk called Focusing on What Matters that you should watch. It touches on the three areas of the Web that we web workers often overlook or neglect: accessibility, performance and security. Yet, those end up being the factors that have the most impact on the people using our products […]
Working with WordPress themes can often be misunderstood. How could you build sites without knowing the content? I love building themes because I believe that a good WordPress theme can open up a new world to those using it. In turn, also reveal something unique about the site’s owner to the world. I read a […]
If you’re into the Web, I suggest you watch What Comes Next is the Future. The documentary dives deep into the history of the Web, and where it’s headed.
Sami Keijonen shared his experience as a first-time contributor to WordPress default themes on Post Status. It’s an excellent read, especially if you’re interested in getting involved in WordPress Core or default themes. Twenty Seventeen wouldn’t be the same without Sami’s work. His experience provides a good example of how to watch an open source […]
Heydon Pickering points out that a lot more web workers think and work like designers than give themselves credit for doing so. I, for one, fall in that category so this post really resonated with me.