I created open source tools and libraries to make it easy to run multiple versions of PHP side by side, to manage front end assets and automate projects. I’m also a contributor to open source projects like Composer or Stack.
I spend most of my time trying to make the life of other PHP programmers more joyful through Open Source, but I also know some Ruby, know my way around Rails, and think that Go is an awesome language for developing systems and services.
When away from the computer I'm a photographer, a cyclist and serving in the local volunteer fire company.
- Web Designers should be able to code. Being able to code lets Designers prototype ideas longer — which leads to better thought out ideas, and thus to better products.
- Designing in the browser is superior to designing in Photoshop. A drawing of a web site is never able to communicate the full breadth of possible interactions, and is a far cry from the result.
- Tell people what to do and why —not how.
- Involving engineering as early in the design process as possible yields the best results. Programmers often have valuable feedback, and often are as “design-minded” as people who call themselves Designers.
- Project managers are not able to tell the future. processes should deal well with the changing nature of reality.