Hold on to a good web developer!


This coming weekend will be a big moment for swissmiss! My wonderful developer and friend John Ford and I are hard at work ‘packing boxes’ to finally move the site to my own server and reveal the much needed design overhaul. Some of the new functionality inlcudes: a much needed search, better filtering options and even a choice in how you’ll access the posts.

On a personal and ‘appreciation note’: I have never before worked with a developer that is as organized, zen and pleasant to deal with as John. He would actually challenge my designs and say: “Com’on, make it a little harder for me. We can do more than that!” Here’s my advice to anyone who works with developers: If you find a developer gem like John, treat them nice, send them gifts, don’t ever let them get away!

Only five more days until the big move! Hooray! John, you are the best!

7 Comments leave a comment below

  1. You are the best! Thanks for always being so wonderful to work with. I always want to work harder and do more b/c I know how much you appreciate it. It’s so much fun building beautiful sites!

  2. I’ve worked with John. He is great

  3. Hard working programmer is looking for a great designer as swissmiss is ;)

  4. I know what you mean. There are loads of web developers (just as their are designers), but a developer you can hand your design over to and have it come back as a living and breathing website with great motion/ transitioning and true to the original design is a real find.

    I’m looking forward to seeing the new site.

  5. This embodies the reason why I follow your blog. Great job Tina and John. I look forward to more goodness from the two of you. :) Good luck with the move!

  6. This is nice post :) wish you the best!