My other office…
Internet : Coffee : WordPress : Starfish
When one is in a state of delight, learning becomes
an experience of joy and endless potential.
Silence is only golden at the opera. Those who change the world learn to communicate and inspire change. Information is powerful — it has the ability to shift minds and hearts, but it will silently sit in the shadows until someone shines a light on it.
Perfection is not necessary. The iteration and evolution of bright ideas is a far more flexible and effective model, one that moves us easily from one point to the next. Each milestone along the way reveals something we didn’t see before, leading to ever greater things.
Whenever the collective level of education increases across the population, the entire planet benefits. Those who know how to fix the problems they or their communities face, create better lives for themselves and all those with whom they live.
Here’s the thing
I love guitars.. and technology that helps us create better lives for each other.
I collect musical instruments. I’m a Mac. I love graphic design, and bicycles. I’ve jumped out of a plane, alone, twice. I buy local. Coffee: enough said. I drive a Jeep. I am not afraid of power tools. I love to run. I create cool stuff. Can’t get enough of color. Typography is an obsession. And yes, yes, I am a hopeless junkie, addicted to WordPress.
For the last eight years I’ve spent my time converting a world of small business folks to WordPress and helping them to build more effective communication programs through the use of their websites and social media. I design with usability in mind and I’ve written countless custom plugins to produce unique and innovative solutions for real-world business problems.
The #1 problem my clients seem to have is a lack of knowledge about how to manage an online presence. Anyone can buy a fancy web solution for their business, but flash alone won’t get you far. Making the most of the tools you employ, writing effective copy and engaging your customers in ways that benefit them are all skills no online player can live without.
Create Cool Stuff!
If I could just change this…
Everyone wants to design their own sites. I completely understand this desire so I created Flint, a child theme for the Genesis Theme Framework. Flint removes the design barriers and many of the development barriers that non-technical, end-users experience when building a WordPress site.
Yes you can change that…
Flint includes pre-configured skins and over 3500 options to tweak anything you wish. Import TypeKit and Google fonts, set your layout, choose all your colors and move stuff around. Flint generates the stylesheet for you, minimizes your code and puts smiles on the faces of a lot of people.
Yes, you can have it too!
Flint is my on-going personal project that I donate to the betterment of the web. It continues to evolve with the help of many friends, and as time permits. If you’d like to learn more about Flint, download the theme or read the documentation, click the big button below and we’ll get you on your way!
Use Your Wings
Imagine a world where everyone has a chance to find their own inspirational spirit. This is the father of Malala, the young girl who was attacked for promoting changes in attitudes around the education of girls in her culture. Her father gives a very inspirational speech about what it takes to ready a new generation to change the world.
And what about a world where anyone looking to better their own lives and communities can learn how? This man, Shai Reshef, created the world’s first non-profit, tuition-free, accredited online university called University of The People, making a college education possible for any high-school graduate living in any country around the world.