Bespoke development is custom development done for your own site. I think it's a bad idea, with some exceptions.
I try not to build anything from scratch if someone else has already built a solution. Here's how I incorporated some existing Drupal modules to build staticred.
I built a PHP class to work with TeachersTV awhile ago. Here it is in case anyone else needs it.
Welcome to the new staticred.net. It's about damned time I got around to updating the design.