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Alex King, Denver Web Developer

Last Build Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2016 14:43:58 +0000


Returning to My Indy Roots

Thu, 02 Apr 2015 21:44:08 +0000

Back in September I went on medical leave at Crowd Favorite. That ended on March 15th and due to a number of reasons, I’m not going to be re-joining the team in my previous capacity. Instead, I will be an advisor to Crowd Favorite while I return to my independent developer roots.1 The largest factor…

Forty is Hiring a Content Strategist

Wed, 11 Mar 2015 22:00:38 +0000

The great folks at Forty, the design arm of Crowd Favorite, are hiring a content strategist. Ideally they want a local candidate to join them in their office in Tempe, AZ, but they will consider exceptional remote candidates as well. I stopped by the Forty office this week and it’s pretty awesome. It’s on the…


On Medical Leave

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:39:21 +0000

About a month ago I made the decision to take a medical leave of absence from Crowd Favorite. My goal is for this to be a relatively brief hiatus. I love our team and can’t wait to get back to doing cool things with them. In the interim, I’ll be focusing on my health (more…

Chris Lema Joins Crowd Favorite

Tue, 05 Aug 2014 20:49:24 +0000

I’m very pleased to welcome my friend Chris Lema as the new CTO of Crowd Favorite (I will be sliding into a Chief Software Architect role). I look forward to working with Chris to make the Crowd Favorite team even stronger. UPDATE: See Chris’s post and his interview on Post Status. This post is part…


Web App 2.0 Interface for Glassboard

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:36:26 +0000

We’ve been working with my friend Justin to create a new web app experience for Glassboard. He’s teasing the new UI – I’m pretty pleased with the design we came up with. We’ll have lots more on this when it ships.

Colorado Mountain College

Sun, 29 Jun 2014 14:43:57 +0000

A pretty cool case study we released last week on creating a WordPress-powered website for Colorado Mountain College. This post is part of the thread: Crowd Favorite – an ongoing story on this site. View the thread timeline for more context on this post.


You can do a business deal anywhere!

Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:07:12 +0000

Fun coverage of the Crowd Favorite / Forty negotiations . This post is part of the thread: Crowd Favorite – an ongoing story on this site. View the thread timeline for more context on this post.


Crowd Favorite to acquire Forty, a UX and design agency

Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:05:26 +0000

I’m super excited that I’ll be working alongside my friend James Archer and his talented team. This is a great next step for Crowd Favorite. This post is part of the thread: Crowd Favorite – an ongoing story on this site. View the thread timeline for more context on this post.


Crowd Favorite is Hiring

Wed, 21 May 2014 18:03:41 +0000

We’ve got a ton of great stuff going on at Crowd Favorite right now. We are hiring for front and back end web developers, and we just put out a call for junior developers. While our first preference is to continue expanding our offices in Denver, Los Angeles (and Orange County), Las Vegas and Bucharest,…

Every New Hire Has Three Jobs

Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:43:54 +0000

At Crowd Favorite we’re getting ready to hire several developers. I’ve been told that our on-boarding process can be stressful, but I’ve also been told that this is the case for most high performing teams. I’d like to smooth the path a little for our new hires, so I’m going to try a new approach.…

Is WordPress the Right Tool for the Job?

Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:08:18 +0000

I recently got an email that asked: Do you ever question whether WordPress is the correct CMS for something? I am a big WordPress fan too and I’ve solved some really cool content management challenges with it but there are times when I think, this site would probably be faster and more efficient if it…

On Selling Crowd Favorite

Mon, 17 Feb 2014 20:19:08 +0000

On Friday Karim and I signed the final papers to bring my Crowd Favorite team together with his VeloMedia team. Whew! I’ve told the story of how I came to build Crowd Favorite countless times. I tell it on podcasts and in on-stage interviews, to candidates during the recruitment and interview process, to folks who…

RAMP v 1.4.4

Thu, 30 Jan 2014 19:00:56 +0000

We’ve pushed out a few new versions of RAMP recently, addressing: v1.4.4 More obvious error messages when media fails to transfer v1.4.3 and v1.4.2 both address issues with backslashes being removed from content. I’ve written about this issue ad nauseum, but RAMP was originally written before the issue was discovered. If my patches had gone…

Pixel Jar Joins Crowd Favorite

Sat, 18 Jan 2014 00:07:18 +0000

I’m really excited to start working with Brandon and Jeffery; this is a great addition to the Crowd Favorite family. UPDATE: Check out Chris Lema’s post and the announcement on Pixel Jar’s blog. This post is part of the thread: Crowd Favorite – an ongoing story on this site. View the thread timeline for more…


Whether to delegate

Mon, 30 Dec 2013 19:24:50 +0000

This post outlines a few gems I wish I’d had learned years ago. One of the things I’m most excited about in my shift to CTO at Crowd Favorite is reducing the cognitive load that managing hiring, HR, benefits, paying bills, etc. take on my productivity. (thanks Michael) This post is part of the following…