I am an veteran of the Silicon Valley boom days, relocated to Denver, CO in January 2004. I was self-employed as an independent developer from 2004-2007 (working on my projects) when I founded a high-end web development shop that focuses on WordPress and web applications.
I’ve been doing web development since 1996. I spent several years designing and building web sites before interest in user interface design brought me into the software industry. From 1998 through 2003 I worked for several enterprise software companies designing the user interface for web-based applications.
Elsewhere on the Web
The online services I engage on are linked in the sidebar. I have a few other sites I’m involved with:
- crowdfavorite.com – my web development and consulting business.
- cloudmoxie.com – my WordPress web hosting business.
- backupmoxie.com – my managed backup business.
- caitlinking.com – my daughter’s web site.
Crowd Favorite is my web development business. We’ve got a great team of designers and developers and love to take on fun projects.
Links to slides/video/etc. from my speaking engagements can be found here.
About This Site
alexking.org officially launched on November 1, 2002. It used a home grown templating system alongside a b2 powered blog. The blog was upgraded to WordPress, a golf blog
and PunBB powered forums/ were added (the forums were removed some time back), and content grew and grew in the blog.
It was probably in early 2004 when I was starting to feel growing pains with my templating system. When I built a new King Design web site in 2005 I used WordPress as the CMS platform. I’ve used WordPress to drive pretty much every site I’ve built since then.
I launched alexking.org v21 in November of 2006. alexking.org v2 was a completely WordPress driven site (except for the forums – still PunBB). It’s fairly heavily customized to combine two blogs as well as my old template system content into a single site. I’ve released a number of my customizations as plugins.
alexking.org v3 (current) was launched in August 2011. It is running the FavePersonal theme that is largely influenced by my needs on this site. In this iteration I was able to remove a lot of hacks and use a number of newer WordPress APIs to make the site more maintainable for the long term.