Think Longer Term to Be More Productive With Creative Work

Last week I told you how I break down my writing process and how I think about the different steps in the process in terms of the energy level and focus I need in order to work on them. I also told you how I use these energy levels to manage my tasks for the day.

Continue reading

How I Manage My Creative Projects and Tasks

On and off throughout the year, I’ve been talking about my struggles with creativity and productivity, specifically about the difficulty fitting creative tasks into a productivity system along with some thoughts for how you might go about it.

Continue reading

Improve Your PHP Performance By Upgrading To PHP 7

When your phone starts to feel slow or you find your tablet or laptop taking a long time to perform some task, you start to think about upgrading. Odds are a newer device will come with better specs and a generally more performant device.

Continue reading

Tips for Writing Better Performing PHP Code

Should you use single quotes or double quotes when writing PHP? How about URLs? Should they be absolute or relative? You make choices like these when writing code and your choice will depend on a any number of factors, one of which is performance.

Continue reading

An Introduction To Performance And Dynamic Websites

A couple of weeks ago I shared some performance tests for server response time as well as Speed Index and time to first byte that I ran on this site before and after moving to a new web host. The posts were part of an on-again off-again series about website performance that I’ve been running the last year or so. In every post up to this point I’ve talked as though all sites were built in fundamentally the same way. As you know, not all sites are built in the same way.

Continue reading