Should I Learn To Code?

Everywhere you look, someone is proclaiming the universal benefit of learning to code. Between initiatives like Hour of Code, dozens of coding bootcamps, free and paid online resources, and everyone from celebrities to political figures getting in on the action, the message is the same: Anyone Can Code, and you should too! And it’s true that… Read More

The Good Client Guide: How To Give Great Feedback

Part of a series exploring WordPress web development from a client perspective, here we discuss how to give effective and meaningful feedback to your web designer or developer, which all parties will find useful and productive.

Collaborative Writing: Building Your First Theme

The trials and tribulations of learning WordPress theme development for the first time have a special place in my heart. As a person without a formal development background trying to do it for the first time, I remember how hard it was to grasp concepts just from reading the WordPress Codex or looking at existing… Read More

Don’t Say Pull When You Mean Push

Image on Flickr by slimmer_jimmer The world around us is filled with user experience cues that we take for granted. So much so, in fact, that we don’t even notice they exist until something comes along to violate those norms to a degree that they disrupt what we are trying to do, causing a lot… Read More

ABC Guide to Doing More with WordPress

So you’ve got a WordPress site. Maybe it’s for your business, maybe it’s for a client. You know your way around pages and posts, have played with all your settings, maybe even modified a theme or a child theme. But you want to do more with your site: maybe add some more complex functionality, maybe… Read More

5 Tips for Rocking an Educational Presentation

Here at the Marktime Media home offices, we’ve been in hardcore WordCamp mode. I just returned from the amazing WordCamp Boston where I attended as a speaker (surrounded by gorgeous New England fall weather), and I’ll soon be off to WordCamp Orlando where I’ll be acting as a last-minute speaker substitution. In between, I’ve been… Read More

Disrupting the WordPress Commercial Theme Marketplace

I just got back from Pressnomics, a fantastic WordPress business conference put on in Tempe, AZ by the folks at If you know me, you know that I am constantly attending new conferences, because I love the opportunity to learn and connect, and this one did not disappoint. This past week contained some of… Read More

Rule Breaking With Purpose

Design is a collection of rules. A system of grids, of hierarchy, of patterns. It’s a methodology that has been refined over the years by masters and studied intently by students. It’s the laws and guidelines that govern how we see and interpret the world around us. Design is persistent, it’s proven, it’s fact. It’s a… Read More

Creative Freelancers: Who Is On Your Team?

Being a creative freelancer is exciting. Not only do you have the independence and flexibility to make your own decisions, like what clients you have or what hours you work, but you get to do something FUN for a living! That’s not to say freelancing isn’t a lot of hard work- we all know that… Read More