PROPER Web Development is a web development group in Seattle, Washington. We started this entity to house our open-source and for-sale code in one place.

We concentrate on PHP, WordPress, JS/jQuery, HTML5, and CSS.

—  We Write Code  —

The only way to keep learning is to keep doing. We're the "read the manual" type but the most critical information comes from people who are using what you made. Want to learn more? Make more.

WP-Drudge

WP-Drudge

WP-Drudge is a Drudge Report style (no affiliation) WordPress theme that makes it easy to post external articles, your own blog posts, and links to other sites.

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WP Writer's Block

WP Writer's Block

WP Writer's Block is a WordPress theme for authors, journalists, and others who make their living

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WP-Soft-Sell

WP-Soft-Sell

The WP-Soft-Sell WordPress theme creates an easy way to distribute your digital goods by building a sales page and providing a documentation template.

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PROPER Contact Form

PROPER Contact Form

An easy way to create, process, and store contact forms on a WordPress site.

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PROPER Widgets

PROPER Widgets

PROPER Widgets are well-coded, useable widgets for any WordPress installation. Available in the WordPress plugin repo.

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PROPER Shortcodes

PROPER Shortcodes

Shortcodes for post listing, documents, site meta information, site maps, and more!

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PHP Form Builder

A simple and easy way for PHP developers to output valid, HTML5 and XHTML forms.

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Simple Markdown-based "CMS"

The script that runs this site. A simple, fast, database free way for PHP developers to manage a site. This repo needs a bit of work and will be updated once this site is launched and stable.

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—  We stand for something  —

Our work is a big component of who we are as people, and our growth as a person drives our growth as professionals.

Mission

This is what we aspire to. Our mission has 3 parts:

  • Project first - What we create online lives on, potentially for decades. We take pride in what we produce so we put the project first.
  • Transparency - We know we can get away with a lot because so much of what we do is a black box. We choose not to do this.
  • Improvement - The only way to keep building good things, online and off, is to continue to improve everything about what you do: your people, your process, your tools, everything; our approach is an iterative one to everything we do.

Motivation

You know what we strive for but what keeps us striving?

  • We thrive on learning. Even the most mundane tasks have built-in research and learning components. You can't make good web without study.
  • We love to help others do better. We're not perfect but we know a thing or two. The best thing we can do with the knowledge we've acquired is to share it.
  • We create things we're proud of. Without pride in workmanship, there is no sense of ownership and, hence, less motivation to do better.
  • We ship often and iterate. This means we're not scared of making mistakes and we're not scared of unfinished projects going live. Let's learn something as soon as possible. Stay Lean.
  • We want to work better as human beings. This means we take time off, are not glued to our email, and work in a way that keeps us healthy. That doesn't mean we go missing, it means we're great at setting expectations.

—  Contact Us  —

We love to meet new people in the industry and talk about interesting tech projects. If you're in the Seattle area and want to talk shop, give us a shout at hi@theproperweb.com.

Support

Our themes and plugins have dedicated support forums that we use to answer questions publicly. Please use one of the links before to request support or ask questions: