How Many Geeks Does it Take to Make a WordPress Website?

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According to Dictionary.com the definition for geek is far from the negative connotation used in day to day conversation. geek [geek]  Show IPA Slang. noun 1. a digital-technology expert or enthusiast (a term of pride as self-reference, but often used disparagingly by others).   I embrace my geekiness or “enthusiasm” for all things digital, but there is one … [Read more...]

What Happens When A Self-Employed Boss Is Sick?

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Getting sick is a part of life. A disappointing part of life, but none the less it's unavoidable. Some of you are blessed with a Sampson type immune system while others ( me ) can just look at someone who is sick and catch what they are carrying. It's rather unfair but I have gotten used to it over the years. I missed 6 weeks in a row of  my freshman year in high school, and … [Read more...]

My Short List of Where I Get Graphics and Illustrations

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Leonardo da Vinci had the Mona Lisa, Monet had nature, and Andy Warhol had... well, I'll keep this G-rated. Anyway, you get my drift. All artists need some inspiration and a little help with some graphics and illustrations. I pull in inspiration daily, and a lot of it comes straight to my inbox from blogs I subscribe to, and others are sites I visit when I need to just … [Read more...]

Why You Can’t Automate the Design Process

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If you are a busy designer like me, you are always trying to find ways to be more efficient. I recently tweeted Rafal Tomal, lead designer at Copyblogger and asked him if he had a tool he used to create guides and grids for his designs. He explained he used a clean standard PSD template with guides based on the Genesis child theme layout. I replied with another question, "Do … [Read more...]

4 Things to Speed Up Your WordPress Site

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I've been using my client experiences and questions as inspiration for my articles here on SteamFeed, and one question I have come across quite often is how do I speed up my WordPress site? With so many photoblogs these days and even more oversold shared hosting no wonder this question is coming up more and more often. There are a couple different things you can do to … [Read more...]