Matt West

Matt West

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

Killing Kojitsu

Let’s start with a bit of context. About a year ago I started work on a little web application that could surface the best links shared by the people I follow on twitter. Last February I released that application into the world as Kojitsu. I'm fascinated with the potential to tap the social... Read more

10 Reasons Why I Love Blogging with

A few days ago I spent some time thinking about exactly what it is about that keeps me so interested in the platform. After all, there's a lot of blogging platforms out there. I've been blogging with for about a year now. It's a great product, but the biggest standout for... Read more

The Democratization of Urban Design

Every now and then I read, hear, or watch something that resonates with me so much I just want to share it with the world. Today that moment came after watching Enrique Peñalosa's TED talk on urban planning and public transport. Urban planning isn't one of those sexy design niches that gets... Read more


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 Now Supports DropBox!

Really excited to find out that 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... 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... 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... 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

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