Matt West

Matt West

I'm a 22 year old entrepreneur from the UK. Founder of Koji Labs, a web agency and digital products company. In 2012 I authored the book HTML5 Foundations.

Time

Everything has a finite amount of time. All the objects we depend on. All the people we love. If we take away all that surrounds us, all we're really left with is time. Time to enjoy. Time to be happy. How will you spend your time? Read more

Postach.io Now Supports DropBox!

Really excited to find out that Postach.io now supports DropBox! My biggest issue has always been dealing with the Evernote editor so this is very welcome news. More info here Read more

Edit Your To-do Lists

My day revolves around what’s on my to-do list. It helps to keep me productive. But to-do lists have a problem. They get bloated. You end up with all sorts of stuff on there that isn’t that important. It’s important to edit your to-do lists. Remove the things that aren’t important. Focus on the ... Read more

Greatest Hits (so far) From The Treehouse Blog

After finishing HTML5 Foundations I was asked if I’d like to start writing for the Treehouse blog. Naturally I jumped at the opportunity and started formulating ideas for blog posts. That was November 2012. Over the past year (and a bit) I’ve written more than fifty posts for the Treehouse blog so ... Read more

Thoughts on Writing

Writing gets talked about these days as one of the most important skills a person can have, and I generally agree. Writing teaches you to think deeply. To care about the work you produce. To consider how others will read your words. Being a good writer isn't a trait you're born with. Writing is a ... Read more

Review of the Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard

I've been looking for an ergonomic keyboard for a while but have always been put off by the design of most of the keyboards on the market. They usually look more like a medical instrument than something I want to have on my desk. So when I came across the Microsoft Sculpt ergonomic keyboard I was ... Read more

Thoughts on Freelancing

This week I wrote an article for the Treehouse blog that aims to pass on some of the lessons I’ve learned over my freelancing career. If you’re a freelancer, or are thinking about going freelance, I hope it might be some use to you. Going Freelance: How to Thrive When Working For Yourself Peace :) Read more

Time is Currency

Yesterday I finished reading The Last Lecture. The book is based around a talk given by Randy Pausch (The Last lecture: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams). Randy was a professor at Carnegie Mellon University. In 2006 he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and despite a number of attempts to ... Read more

The Impact of Fledgling Designers and Developers on The Web Industry

There is a thread in the Treehouse group on Facebook at the moment that is discussing the impact that fledgling (or 'inexperienced') web designers/developers have on the industry. My response started to get pretty long (and I got sidetracked a bit) so I decided to turn it into a blog post instead. ... Read more

Don't Try To Be The Next Steve Jobs

I was watching an episode of Charlie Rose the other day in which an idea was presented that really resonated with me, so I thought I would pass it on. In the episode, Bill Maris and Kevin Rose (both from Google Ventures) were being interviewed when the question was asked: "Who is the next Steve ... Read more