What do you get when you put two smart business people on a podcast and one host with a new microphone (not to be confused with two turntables and a microphone)? An awesome episode of Genesis Office Hours!
It was my pleasure to have on repeat-guest Rebecca “I have People for That” Gill, creator of over 30 premium themes for the Genesis Framework, and first-timer Eric Hamm, creator of the Dynamik Theme and Genesis Extender Plugin. Rebecca gave us the low-down on CaboPress and Eric gave us a preview of what’s coming down the pipeline for his business. We also had some fabulous conversation around WordPress and accessibility.
Nathan Rice, lead developer for Copyblogger, joined us in the chat room and shared some insider scoop on a couple of things coming soon for Genesis. Catch the full show below!
What we talked about
- Dedicated WordPress hosting? If so, which one for 5 sites?
- Q: pros/cons of various ways to do responsive nav – what’s your favorite?
Genesis Framework and Plugins
- What’s the difference between the Dynamik Theme and the Genesis Extender Plugin?
- If you could change/add one thing in Genesis, what would it be?
- Any tips on implementing a hamburger on a StudioPress theme?
- Do you guys know of people in the community who work a lot with Genesis and BuddyPress?
- Would love to know how often and how useful multi site is to Genesis Devs….
- What’s the scoop on Genesis Social Sharing plugin?
- What’s the difference between a skin and a theme?
- Do you think Genesis will be made more accessible?
- Any plans to integrate a premium webfont service into Dynamik and/or Genesis? I’d love to see more theme shops pull a Theme Foundry…
- Eric – what can we anticipate from Cobalt Apps this year? I know you mentioned an update coming soon – a big one?
- Why are there almost none niche themes for Genesis? restaurants, travel etc. Is there no market for them?
Business & Consulting
- For devs… What do you do if someone sends you a mockup that is absolutely terrible? Turn down the project? Code it anyway? I get some very “interesting” mockups sometimes
- How long does it usually take for a good successful theme to start generating income?
- Do you set-up SEO for your clients?
- What are the top questions to ask a Genesis designer before you hire them? What information do designers need to know if we are the right client for them?
Show Notes & Links
Watch out – there’s some affiliate links scattered about.
Articles & Interesting Things
- Mobile Menu AB Tested: Hamburger Not the Best Choice? – Thanks Chris Ford for the link!
- Web Accessibility & WordPress – WP Toronto Meetup from January 2014 (Thanks Tom!)
- Making Accessible WordPress Themes – Presentation by Joseph Karr
- WordPress.org Accessibility Team – Peek here if you’re interested in Accessibility & WordPress
- WordPress 3.9 roundtable with core contributors – Google Hangout
- Dynamik Website Builder vs. Genesis Extender Plugin
- Tips for Using Genesis Extender – 10 things you can do with Extender
- Genesis Reponsive Menu 2.0 – Tutorial for creating a mobile menu
- StudioPress Pro Plus Pack – Recommended to use newer themes as example to study how mobile menus are done
- Flywheel – WordPress-specific hosting (hosts my site)
- WPengine – WordPress-specific hosting (hosts this site)
- SiteGround – Affordable shared hosting (hosts my demo sites)