For the past seven years, I've been coding full time. I've been fortunate to work with developers far more talented than me, and through hundreds of projects for individuals to large corporations I've made thousands of mistakes. I've learned from them. I've torn MODX and WordPress apart from the inside out and I've become familiar with what each system can or cannot do. Writing two books on these systems has taught me more about them than any other experience. I've spent a lot of time authoring my own contributions, and I'm happy to share some of them here.
As a developer, it's hard to have a portfolio: all of my best work is somewhat ethereal, and it's not directly visible – it's a bit like understanding a country's infrastructure: you don't really grasp what it does for you until you are someplace where it's broken. I'm passionate about making things work cleanly, with as little fuss as possible. I hope that you can take advantage of that ethic and use these tools to bring your own sites to life.
For roughly seven years, I've been designing and developing websites with a clear focus on usability and design. I've always been drawn to the front-end and seeing how far browsers can be pushed to accomplish experiences that are different, unique, and flat-out gorgeous. With so much clutter and garbage out there, my goal is simple - make the internet a better and more beautiful place.
I've had the privilege to work on tons of great projects with some amazingly talented people, many of whom have pushed me harder and farther to perfect my craft. A number of those people reside in the MODX and Wordpress communities. While great platforms in and of themselves, they too have have experienced their fair share of clutter. It's time to see that change. I look forward to playing my part in helping these communities grow and have even more success through the use of our thoughtfully-crafted plugins and extras.