Why Your WordPress Themes Might Suck

The WordPress community needs heretics, and since I am no stranger to saying what is on my mind, I will throw a rock into the lake today and see if it ripples. I’ve been a fan of some of the established, proven theme companies ever since I started my career in...

Drifting Through Life

This past week I had the wonderful blessing of being able to spend time at Atlantis in the Bahamas thanks to the hard work of my wife Donetta and her Scentsy business. Three full days in a tropical paradise with no Internet connection (by choice) was completely...

Blog Comments: To Comment or Not to Comment?

Sarah Gooding wrote a wonderful post today over at WP Tavern about Why Comments Still Matter. In the post, she discusses how large blogs such as CopyBlogger and Popular Science have made the decision to turn off their blog comments completely, thus possibly alienating...

iThemes Deserves More Props and Credit

Last week I had a conversation on Twitter about a certain managed WordPress hosting company and the current problems relating to their services. I understand that ANY company will experience pains and challenges with business growth and I truly wish nothing but...

Jiro Dreams of Sushi: A Journey to Perfection

People have often asked me as a designer why I tend to stress over the minute details in my work or design process. To many, it would be better to just crank out the project and get it done, without paying much attention to the seemingly unimportant details most...

Why Client Work Sucks. It Might Be You!

I want to start creating passive income projects so I can quit doing client work, because clients just suck. This is a common saying that I hear from freelancers in the services industry. There is a general idea that all clients are from hell and doing service work...

Freelancing Requires Discipline

Freelancing from home is awesome. You can set your own hours and you can work around life events that are important to you. You don’t have get dressed up or dressed at all (just be sure NOT to hit video on your calls). You are master over your own domain and the world...

Five Types of Clients to Avoid

All clients are not created equal. It’s a mantra or saying that all freelancing professionals or WordPress service providers should write on their walls or have tattooed on their hands. There are the perfect clients who are a pleasure to work with to the hellish...

If I Died Today, Would It Matter?

This is a heavy question that I’ve been asking myself the past few days. I’ve not fixated it for any morbid reason or because I’m fishing to see how many people would come to my funeral to see me off (for what it’s worth, I’m planning one...
Book Review: The Fortune Cookie Principle

Book Review: The Fortune Cookie Principle

If you’ve been looking for an inspirational book about branding and storytelling, then The Fortune Cookie Principle by Bernadette Jiwa needs to be on your list! The Fortune Cookie Principle : The 20 Keys to a Great Brand Story and Why Your Business Needs One...

StudioPress Centric Pro Theme Review

If you haven’t already heard the news, StudioPress released a new Genesis child theme called Centric Pro a couple of weeks ago. I’ve been testing out the newer Genesis “Pro Series” child themes lately to see how they compare to the older...

Learning How to Design for WordPress Websites

Have you ever wanted to learn how to design a website for WordPress? Do you want to know how to start with the design concepts for client work and then take your creative idea all the way through the wireframing stage to design comps to final designs for your...