My favorite part of web development?

Recently, I was asked what my favorite part of web development is…. for me, this answer ebbs and flows with the phases of website design and implementation.

I love nailing the basics of a design on the first sketch. It took me a long time to learn how to ask the right questions in the discovery phase to present prototypes that inspire clients to move to the next phase of the project.

I love finding tools that help my clients automate and accomplish their goals. I started creating with WordPress over a decade ago and have learned quite a bit on how to identify trustworthy plugins and themes, empower content creators, secure websites and maintain brand identities.

I love pushing the edge of my knowledge. A long time ago, in a software marketing department far, far away, I taught myself the basics of web design after my boss needed to fire our startup’s webmaster. I know just enough php to be dangerous because WordPress doesn’t always do what I want. I’ve fallen in love with the power of wp-cli. Google is my friend. I love that code can become art.

I love a successful launch. I love when a client emails me to thank me because the orders are rolling in. I love the ‘A-ha moment’ clients have when I sit with them to teach them to maintain their content, add blog posts, promote products, etc. I love projects where I learn things and feel accomplished.

Sure looks weird around here....

Remember the website I had 10 years ago that said ‘The Shoemakers’ children never have any shoes?’ I’m here again to say I’m too damn busy with projects to make this website prettier for now, but I had to disable those items that were not serving my site.

 

Don’t use old tech, kids! Just like I tell my clients. If you let your site get out of date, it’s not secure.