Rachel Andrew: Developer, Speaker & Founder of Perch

Rachel Andrew Rachel Andrew is a developer, speaker, author, and founder of Perch, a friendly CMS. In this episode we discuss web frameworks and their implications for web standards.

Additionally, we discuss building her CMS business and how the world of web development is shifting from services to products.

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Episode Highlights

3:30: Leaving the world of theater and dance

4:10: How buying her first computer opened up a new career for Rachel

5:45: Writing about the Web and nailing first client-gigs

7:36: Creating, building, and curiosity-driven programming

8:55: What about CSS is so exciting?

11:15: CSS frameworks and web developments

12:50: Relying on frameworks and implications for the web

14:25: Pushing for better standards

16:15: Launching and marketing Perch

19:20: Transitioning from a studio to a product company

23:10: Why traditional design companies are pitching more web products

25:00: The balancing act of sharing free resources and making revenue from projects (from The High Price of Free)