Some brief thoughts on why we see the “same old faces” speaking at web conferences and why many newbie speakers kill their chances at getting there.Continue reading →
In this second post considering ThemeForest as a sales channel, I look at the pricing model, commission rates, and the types of customers buying products there.Continue reading →
ThemeForest is a popular marketplace for selling web templates and WordPress themes, but is often lambasted for low quality products and poor customer support. In this series of posts, I’ll look at some of the factors you may want to consider before listing your products for sale on ThemeForest.Continue reading →
I’ve been using WordPress for a few years building sites for clients, and now I’ve decided to enter the WordPress commercial theme market.
I’ve found that Custom Post Types provide a superior experience for my clients to add custom content to their sites. As a conscientious web designer and developer, I also wanted to maintain that improved user experience in my commercial themes, so I was curious to see the best way of incorporating CPTs into themes for sale.
After a lot of research, It seems that there there are four main options, each of which have pros and cons:
Twitter is great for real-time conversations, but things can take a turn for the worse when a phrase is misunderstood or the reader perceives unintentional tone.
Many freelancers early in their career get burned by clients not paying them. Often they’ve not put a contract in place and they didn’t ask for a deposit to start the work. Here are some reasons why you should always insist on a deposit.Continue reading →
I started 2013 with the intention of cutting back on Twitter. I decided the best way to do this would be to not use it during normal work hours. However, this turned out to be impractical…Continue reading →
When we think a 99cent useful productivity app is too expensive, but are happy to pay $5 for our daily coffee, have we lost a true understanding of value?Continue reading →
Welcome to my new blog, which will focus on web design and development commentary, tips & tricks and observations from a twenty+ year digital career.Continue reading →