We all work with WordPress professionals every day. Not in the traditional way, of course: we use Twitter, Facebook, and blogs to work virtually with one another. And that works great. But have you ever wondered what someone’s office looked like, the desk where they spend the bulk of their lives working? I know I have.
This week Pippin Williamson, freelance WordPress developer, will be showing us around his own WordPress Workspace.
About Pippin Williamson
Pippin was born and raised in central Kansas on a commercial apple orchard operated by his parents. The orchard serves as a source of constant inspiration, even now when Pippin lives three hours away. Now based in Lawrence, KS, Pippin works as a full time freelance web developer/designer that specializes in WordPress.
Now I’ll hand it off to Pippin, so he can walk us through his WordPress Workspace.
The numbers in the above images correlate to this list:
- Logitech Surround Sound speakers
- Just Mobile iPhone 4 Stand (phone used as camera)
- 24” widescreen HD monitor
- Connected Land web cam
- Apple Keyboard
- 17” Envision LCD
- Logitech G5 gaming mouse
- 2nd 24” Dell widescreen HD
- iPad 2 with blue SmartCover
- 15” Apple Cinema Display acting as dedicated wall clock, powered by 1st generation Mac Mini
- All sitting on hand made, solid rock maple standing desk
1. Logitech Surround Sound speakers
It is very rare for me to not have music blasting out of these while working. I swing back and forth from heavy metal, such as System of a Down and Static X to the epic movements of Hans Zimmer. They’re getting really old, but still do the job pretty well.
2. Just Mobile iPhone 4 Stand (phone used as camera)
One of my favorite purchases from ThinkGeek.com, this little stand keeps my iPhone clean, out of the way, and at the perfect angle for texting, reading, or what have you without ever lifting the phone.
3. 24” widescreen HD monitor
One of my two 24″ monitors, this one is my dedicated web browser (Chrome) screen.
4. Connected Land web cam
Outdated when compared to the cameras in my phone, laptop, and iPad, but it’s gets the job done, even if a little pixelated.
5. Apple Keyboard
6. 17” Envision LCD
A relic from several years ago, this 17″ baby holds my code editor (Notepad++) and sits right in the center of my desk for the perfect viewing angle when furiously typing away code.
7. Logitech G5 gaming mouse
It’s weighted. It has three levels of manually adjustable sensitivity. It has forward back buttons for tabbing through Notepad++ windows. And it’s awesome. Enough said.
8. 2nd 24” Dell widescreen HD
The newest addition to my screen collection, this is my Photoshop / FTP / Skype real estate.
9. iPad 2 with blue SmartCover
Brand spankin’ new, the iPad doesn’t serve a lot of purpose on my desk, except to act as a dedicated Pandora machine. And a damn nice one at that.
10. 15” Apple Cinema Display acting as dedicated wall clock, powered by 1st generation Mac Mini
While obscenely silly, this is one of my favorite aspects of my workspace. The monitor is really old, the Mac Mini is really, really old, but together they make one sweet clock. Toad, just below the screen, has sort of become my workspace’s mascot as well.
11. All sitting on hand made, solid rock maple standing desk
My pride and joy. I built the desk by hand when I was a junior in high school. It is built out of solid rock maple (and believe me, the wood is very aptly named) and weighs more than you’d like to know, but it is also solid enough to take the weight of a car. The stringers (support arms between the legs) are connected to the 4″ legs with hand-chiseled mortise-and-tenon joints. It all comes apart for easy transportation.
Custom built PC running Windows 7, dual video cards, 6-core AMD Phenom processor, 4 gigs of ram, and 300+ gigs internal storage with an additional 500 external.