Good to go...

About three months ago I got a nice email from Emily Lewis asking if I fancied being a guest on CTRL+CLICK cast and talking about Perch. We set a date in the diary, and I decided that by the time we recorded in mid-August I’d have a Perch users site up. We got to recording and it still wasn’t done, so I made a fresh commitment, ship before the podcast does. That didn’t happen either.

I’ve been working hard to get the site ready, but as this is a side project, it’s had to take a back seat. Then, about a month ago, I was asked to write an article for Sitepoint. This time, the incentive worked. Sarah Evans crafted a fine design (thank you, thank you, thank you!), we marked it up and integrated perch and about three hours before the article is published, we’re good to go.

The site is by no means complete, there are big features that are missing, but I’m thinking let’s get an MVP up and go from there.

The aim of the site is to help develop a bit of a community around Perch where we can share, discuss and learn from one another (to get the ball rolling, I’ve put this entire project on github). If you’ve got idea an pop a comment below or drop me an email

With two small kids, I don’t have much spare time, so if you’re a Percher and could spare a bit of time, please check out the about page to see ways you could get involved.

Phil Smith

Phil Smith

Phil Smith is the founder and co-director of amillionmonkeys, a small web agency in Brighton. Phil drinks coffee, swigs beer and occasionally blogs at


  1. Hi

    Good luck with the new site and thank you for putting in the effort. It looks lovely (as it should do with the excellent Sarah Evans as the designer), and will hopefully become a very useful place to visit when scratching my head with Perch-related challenges (which is often).

    Kind regards


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