Solve problems with art, math, technology, and communication.

Photo of Zachary K. Watkins smiling and wearing a light blue buttoned shirt.

I plan, create, deploy, and maintain web technology for the public and private sector.

Sometimes I write articles on JavaScript, PHP, Laravel, WordPress, DevOps, and other subjects.

I'm also building a crossword puzzle tool at

You can also find me on GitHub, CodePen, WordPress, LinkedIn, Twitter, Packagist, or via email at

Latest Demo: Procedural Art Generation (February 13, 2024)

Latest Article: Comparing WordPress and VitePress For Developer Blogs

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Developers have many options when creating their own website. I always recommend WordPress for organizations and businesses, but I decided to move my personal website to a static site generator called VitePress. I'll explain the tradeoffs.

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Latest Presentation: Story Maps: Planning Outcome-oriented Solutions

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This presentation is an adaptation of user story mapping for transportation service development and transportation research. Slides and other resources are available. It was originally presented to researchers and staff at Texas A&M Transportation Institute on Tuesday, August 22, 2023 from 12:30pm to 1:00pm CST during a meetup for Collaboration Station.

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