Spend less time coding. Really? Why?
I’m currently working on a project that has been using the Dezrez property management system.
Server configuration isn’t one of my finer skills. In fact, I’ve never configured a server until just now.
That’s right. My side projects are few and far between these days and I’m absolutely fine with that. The only thing that has really changed is my job. My personal life has pretty much remained.
Lately I’ve been having when it comes to using the WP_Mail function. Now I know many people and references out there recommend not using this function as many email providers can mark as spam and many don’t even let it pass into your spam folder at all.
I read an interesting blog post the other day by Christian Heilmann on trying to keep our work simple and to the point.
Lately I have been listening to more Podcasts relating to my profession.
Or should that be the workaholic in me? The workaholic that I’m currently trying to shake off.
Lately I have been trying to push myself beyond the working limits that I am used to. It has been difficult as I have just started a new job. On one end my thinking is that it’s a new start so pushing myself would be great but on the other side my thinking is to try and play it safe until I’m settle into this new job.
I just wanted to talk about one of the biggest decision I’ve ever made in my life. That decision was to change my career. Now I know it may not sound like a huge change to some of you reading this as I am still working for companies that produce websites but for me it was a pretty big deal.
You often hear that the simplest solution is usually the answer. Well for me today I found that out.
My plan now is to recommend some of the books that I’ve been reading lately. I hope that this will help you during your day-to-day work. Much like the books I have read have helped me.
I have decided that this year I will be attending more conferences, events and meet ups. Last year I attended the DIBI Conference and it was fantastic. There were so many great workshops as well as talks. I’m definitely going to this years.
Last week I accepted a new job offer. It is a full time role and the place along with the benefits sound great. The one thing that really sold it to me was their digital department is having a revamp and they would like me to help shape it going forward. This is both very exciting but also very nerve racking for me. I’ve never undertook a role like this before but I always love a challenge.
Lately I have been putting a lot more thought into my grid system Modest Grid. The full page feature that I have added is great when you need a fast and easy to develop brochure website.
This last Thursday I attended my first WP North East. It was great as it was full of likeminded WordPress developers, front end developers and designers.
I mentioned yesterday about celebrating a good week I had. For me I feel that this is very important as it helps us to relax after many weeks or months of good, hard work. It also helps, for me anyway, to not beat yourself up when you have a bad day because you can can just look back on all of the other successful works you have completed.
So here it is, the redesign of my personal website. It’s been a long time coming, too. It has been developed from the ground up using my grid system Modest Grid. The website is also in WordPress once again as it has been awhile since I’ve used WordPress for personal projects. This is, for me, quite ironic giving that I am a WordPress developer. But I guess sometimes you just need to get something quickly online and you just produce a simple HTML document to do the job.