Ideas and Inspiration

Looking for a good WordPress theme? Building a site and stuck on a blank canvas? Struggling to get started in general on whatever you’re working on? Help yourself to these pieces of inspiration. We talk #design, #business, #WordPress, #tools, and more. Get. Stuff. Done!

What Most Web Designers Have Wrong About WordPress Theme Hierarchy

WordPress theme design can at first seem rather daunting; even for seasoned web designers. The simplest of themes seem to be made up of multiple files that are somehow interconnected. But the good news is this: There is a logical system behind the confusion. If you’re willing to roll up your sleeves and learn a little PHP, you can turn your static HTML designs into

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Time Management for WordPress Freelancers With No Time

Time Management for WordPress Freelancers

Freelancing in the WordPress space is a hugely attractive proposition: WordPress has experienced incredible growth for over a decade now and despite challenges there’s no sign of that stopping or there being any shortage of work to go around. There are even great opportunities to split your time between client work and your own projects, which can flourish into very large businesses (see the progress made over

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This Is How You Get Stunning Content Presentation on a WordPress Site [Codeinwp Roundup 001]

Is it just my impression or do people generally don’t care that much about the so called “content blocks” on their WordPress sites? Where by “content block,” I mean the main block where the actual article or blog post is visible. For instance, even if you look at the official theme gallery at WordPress.org, you’ll see that most theme designs are focused primarily around headers,

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WordCamp Europe 2014 (#wceu) Day 1 – Here’s What’s Going On

— Sep 26th — This year’s WordCamp Europe started a bit earlier than expected. Even though the official green light was given this morning (Sep 27th), things actually started happening yesterday evening. That being said, the agenda wasn’t particularly tense as the most popular hashtag apart from #wceu was … wait for it … #beer. People seemed to be reaching out to other like-minded WordPress

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The Problem With "Get Pro" Plugin Notifications

Quite possibly, the biggest and most obvious factor behind the popularity of WordPress is the fact that you can extend its features and functionality with the help of plugins and themes … all within minutes. Need to add an eCommerce store to your website? Cool, have no fear! How about a job board or a help desk, right next to your WordPress site? A forum

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David Braun Interview – CEO of TemplateMonster for 14 Years – "You’d Be Surprised How Deeply I Am Involved."

David Braun Interview

If you are in the website development business, you’ve probably stumbled upon a site called TemplateMonster.com. Maybe the blue monster-head logo rings a bell? It might have crossed your mind that the site is pretty big, but just how big? Let’s find out! Here’s my interview with David Braun – the CEO – plus a lot of interesting facts from TemplateMonster’s journey so far.

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Should You Develop a WordPress Site for a Client From the Ground Up or Use … Ekhm … a Helper?

Every designer has his/her habits… Maybe it’s this one type of shadow effect that you like putting on most sidebar elements. Or maybe it’s the way you’re separating the breadcrumb links. Anyway, there’s always something. But what if we take it much further, and much broader? Namely, should you be using a placeholder WordPress theme when building sites for clients? Or should you start from

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