The freelancing world is a fierce place to be, and for a newbie freelancer, this is especially true. Competing against the world online can seem like a futile endeavor, which is why most freelancers start off in their hometown or nearby cities working for local business. Usually you have the advantage...Continue Reading Common Freelancer Fails and How to Avoid Them
Some people make health a focus of their New Years Resolutions–not that being healthy shouldn’t be on a persons mind, but I like to use the New Year as a way to clean out the cobwebs of development. To think over the past year and decide what processes worked and...Continue Reading 10 WebDevStudios Development Resources To Up Your Game!
Becoming a good developer is super easy, right? You just read all the right books, learn the right languages, read the right blogs, and ? you’re a developer! It’s nothing a four year degree from a technical college couldn’t give you, right? Or maybe not. Colleges and universities are woefully behind on...Continue Reading How to be a Better Developer
As the end of 2015 approaches, we have joined the masses in taking stock of the passing year and started setting our sights on the next. The last few years have been a big jump for us and we’ve grown a lot. These transitions haven’t always been easy (that’s why...Continue Reading Another Awesome WDS Year Down and Many More to Go
They say remote work has its perks–work from home, work in your pajamas. For me, working from anywhere is what gets me excited. At WebDevStudios, we are distributed, so I take advantage of it. Last summer I got accepted to speak at WordCamp Miami. I had wanted to go back to Florida as...Continue Reading Digital Nomad: Road Trip While You Work
Years ago, I worked in the electronics department of the Kmart in the city where I grew up. I was a young fresh teenager attending college for both Computer Science and Music Theory. Each day I interacted with dozens of customers, coworkers, management, products, and store processes. I did not...Continue Reading Unexpected Practical Applications of Programming Skills
It’s the Monday post-Thanksgiving. As you continue to recover from your food coma, check out the Cyber Monday deal being offered over at AppPresser: 25% off! If you have a WordPress-based business, AppPresser is the quickest and easiest way to convert your WordPress website into a mobile app with ease....Continue Reading Happy Cyber Monday! Get 25% off at AppPresser!
In my freelance days, I remember sitting on the worn leather seats of my Panera office, listening to the cries of small business owners tell me about how much money they had wasted on the programmers before me. Like a bad couples counseling session, they would vent about how they...Continue Reading Why Everyone Should Learn a Little Bit of Code
“Harmonious” may not be the word a lot of clients and agencies/freelancers would use to describe their relationship. Perhaps many would even land on a more negative term. Why is it that we hear of the bad cases so much more often than the good ones? Are designers and stakeholders simply destined to be...Continue Reading Forming Harmonious Client-Agency Relationships
Last week, Lisa did ManageWP’s Ask Me Anything. There were some fantastic questions about WordPress (and some thorough razzing over football). While we were super excited about this before it happened, we had no idea we’d see such thoughtful questions! In case you missed it, here’s a snippet: RYAN: Given that...Continue Reading Lisa Sabin-Wilson’s ManageWP AMA