was founded by web developer
Thomas Lackner and graphic designer Yanier
Gonzalez. The two met in a computer programming class in
high school and have since shared an appetite for making internet
stuff since. Prior to ModernMethod, Tom and Yanier were directors
at an interactive advertising agency that absorbed their start-up
e-commerce web design consultancy in 2001. They used to build e-commerce
web sites and ad campaigns for airlines and hotels. Today,
they build Web sites and software that suit their own nerdy whims.
- COMMUNITY FIRST.
- Do what feels right, not what is conventional or sane.
- Don't be afraid to show people what makes you happy.
- Measure and adapt -- you can always do better. (and sleep when you're dead)
- Code or Editorial: write every
- Be genuine. Earn the Internet's trust and respect by doing and giving, not asking.
- Challenge decisions that give you less creative control.
- Assume nothing -- ask clear, pointed questions.
- Forget yourself. Do what's best for the team.
- Stay hungry or someone younger will eat you.
We don't really
want to put any work in posting hip photos of ourselves, so you'll
have to use your imagination.
Tlack is a Miami
native, enjoys photography, and is an active contributor in open source
software including SAJAX, his popular PHP/Ajax development toolkit.
Thomas is a (peculiar) DJ, a menace to the community, and a consultant to various dot-com companies and holdings.
Yanier was born in Cuba, enjoys writing, graphic design, and video
games. After high school he drew editorial cartoons for the Miami
Herald and graduated from Barnes and Nobles's tech-yourself-computer-stuff
book isle. Yanier helped write books about Dreamweaver for Wiley and
won the Silver Knight and Ford Scholarship for art in 1997. He answers
to his childhood nickname "Niero" and is usually the cheeky
guy in the helmet promoting Destructoid, his robot baby.