Discovery is a term we use in this space to describe a process. The process, you ask? The process of discovery, silly! Specifically, this process is about gathering information about you, the client. Not only that, it’s an opportunity for us to figure out a lot of things about who you are and what you … Read More

19 Sep 2014

Open Source is a big idea and it’s been around for a brief moment; the blink of an eye, in the grand scheme of things. At a basic level, it states that software and all that goes into it, code, design etc. ought to be free for all to use, contribute to and improve upon. … Read More

18 Sep 2014

Still on a high after helping successfully organize WordCamp LA, I’ve been in a reflective mood. I was asked the other day: “What’s the coolest thing you’ve done on a project.” I had to think about it. But there’s one project that pops into my mind when someone asks this. As part of the Website … Read More

11 Sep 2014

This past weekend we saw WordCamp Los Angeles rip through town during an engaging, lively and utterly funtastic weekend, at Cal State LA and in Downtown as well. As one of the organizers I can tell you that I’m glad it’s over with! That said, I kinda still wish it was happening. =) While my … Read More

10 Sep 2014

What is Information Architecture? Graeme Caldwell said it best: “An elegant, simple, and comprehensible user journey.” — Article Information Architecture should be a part of your project, as the client. If it’s not then you should ask why. If you’re  a solutions provider, then you should insist on this phase. I kind of liken Information Architecture … Read More

23 Jul 2014

The WordPress User Experience as it pertains to backend management (aka monkeying around in the Admin Panel) inspires a lot of discussion, some ire, cuss words among other feelings. Of course there are many who feel the back end management of things is still relatively easy and not too fussy. I think out of the … Read More

16 Jul 2014

Today’s average “brochure website” ought to serve a few functions. For starters it should make your business look credible; the site should provide information on what you do and how people can contact you; it should provide value. That’s pretty simple right? But it’s not that simple, based on the people I speak with on … Read More

15 Jul 2014

We’re a WordPress development shop. It’s a good tool that empowers us to run our business and it empowers us to build solid, easy-to-use business solutions for our clients. Personally, I started using WordPress back in 2009. I didn’t know much about building sites, aside that I could build them from scratch. Whoopee! I was … Read More

12 Jul 2014

Something that has been on my mind quite a bit lately is data. More specifically content. What is content? Simply put, a website’s content is composed of text and images that make up the given site. That’s a pretty simple definition right? I’m thinking about this because of the clients that approach us and the … Read More

07 Jul 2014

I’d spent a week searching for an answer that had completely evaded me. I had a client’s older site that used a specific Old Number (onum) OpenFont Feature they were using. On the new staging site I created everything was the same, yet the onum font feature wasn’t being respected on the staging site. Admittedly, … Read More

26 Jun 2014

Audits don’t inspire feelings of happiness. They don’t. I’ve been audited in a number of ways from job performance to corporate taxes. It’s about as much fun as a sharp stick to the eye… I used to work at a pair of Fortune 500 insurance corporations. The one thing I hated the most was SOX … Read More

09 May 2014

Last night I had the pleasure of speaking at the Hollywood WordPress Meetup, ran by Greg Douglas. It was a good time certainly and was held at the lovely WeWork space on Hollywood Blvd. Greg asked me if I’d share some tips on how one can improve their WordPress development skills. Though, humbled by the … Read More

07 May 2014