How Originality Kills You

April 8th, 2011

Sorry to burst your bubble, but trying to be original or as unique a snowflake as you can be isn’t going to get you anywhere.

Basically, don’t try to reinvent the wheel with your projects. You will probably be stuck on trying to create something completely original and totally miss the objectives of the design issue at hand. »

What makes a good web developer?

December 3rd, 2010

While the experience is still fresh in my mind, I will write a bit about what got me thinking “what makes a good web developer?” and answer that question.

Many times over the last two years I’ve had to work with the code of other developers. I always find something wrong with it, even beyond any specific issues I’ve been asked to fix. Does that make me the better developer? Maybe. I’d like to think so, and hope it’s not just ego. There are always a few ways to do something, but there is usually a better way or a best way, which is what I aim for. »