Julien A. Chambers

WordPress Developer

When I started blogging I had no idea what I was doing, I just knew I wanted to make money doing it. I wasn’t feeling satisfied in my current job situation. I felt undervalued, and most definitely underpaid. I wanted to take charge of my life, and blogging seemed like a pretty easy way to do {More…}

I am constantly experimenting with new, better, ways to manage my development environment. An idea came to me for streamlining my workflow using WordPress Multisite and I thought I’d share it with you. The Problem: I work on a Windows box and have experimented with different ways to manage my development workflow. I started by {More…}

PDXChambers Basic Theme

I’m pleased to announce my new theme “PDXChambers Basic” is ready. The theme is much like my Sandbox 2015 theme but simplified further in terms of feature support. I changed the code for the navigation to code I wrote myself instead of relying on the Bootstrap framework. It still supports a custom header image, but lacks some {More…}

Oregon Beer Guy Banner

I developed the Oregon Beer Guy theme as a custom theme for my other blog. Featuring a responsive design, it also has several widget areas to make it easy to change of some of the site’s elements. The theme is actually fairly simple but also has some neat tricks I’m particularly proud of. A custom function that pulls the SRM number {More…}

learn to code

There are many ways for someone to learn coding and good coding practices. Certainly you could get a formal education, but that can be expensive. Fortunately there are other options than the traditional ways of learning. So-called “Coding Schools” are starting to pop up all over, and it’s easier than ever to learn to code {More…}

cross-browser testing

  Cross-browser testing is an important part of web development. There are too many variables in today’s browser market. Mobile devices, and more choices in browser makes it difficult to adopt a one-size-fits-all approach. The number of devices to test makes testing difficult because most developers lack the resources to test every possible device. The {More…}