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. »

Analogy for Web Standards

April 10th, 2010

I was watching an episode of Holmes on Homes today and found myself relating a lot of the things Mike says to my own profession. You may know that he likes to “make it right”. Well, so do I. And that’s why it disheartens me to see shoddy code on a site that someone paid for. »