Task Management: Prioritizing To-Do Items

Over the years I’ve used several different systems for managing tasks. Some of them were PHP based. More recently I’ve had the pleasure in working with a system called Basecamp. Continue reading

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Communication Should Not be an After Thought

Can you be too busy to communicate with your customers or your team? Is “no response” a valid way of communicating?

Does good communication just happen? Continue reading

Website Specification How to Guide: Project Requirements

Creating a website specification is the most important task of a project. Get this wrong and the whole project can tank, including making an unhappy customer and an unprofitable project. Get the website specification right and you can meet the project deadline and bring in profit. The importance of this is often under estimated. Implementing these techniques to create the website requirements and the project timeline will make your life easier and your clients happy. Continue reading

PHP Programming: The Benefits of Peer Pressure

Peer pressure often times gets a lot of bad credit. But in the programming workplace, what if there was no peer pressure? Would that be a good thing?

Let’s skin this animal and see what we find. Continue reading

PHP Programmers: Stop Whining and Shut-up!

We jump off a cliff and wonder why we get hurt when we hit the ground. We stab ourselves and can’t figure out why we are bleeding. We want a lot of money, but we are not willing to work for it.

Welcome to a world where your destiny is in your hands. Action is the answer to your problems. Continue reading

The Plague of IE6: Throw the Monkey into the River!

Back when Internet Explorer 6 was mainstream, it was normal practice for web developers to implement hacks for code to work properly in that browser. But are some of us still encouraging this practice? What part are web developers playing in spreading this disease? Continue reading

10 Things I Wish I Knew as a Web Programmer 10 Years Ago

When I reflect on my past experience as a web programmer, there are many things that I know now that I didn’t know ten years ago. The learning process was valuable, but I could have been at a different spot today as a PHP web programmer if I knew these things earlier. Sometimes you don’t have the info when it would benefit you the most, but my hope is that this list will give you something to reflect on. Continue reading