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Episode 22: Collaboration and SVG Animation

9/8/2017
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Photo credit: Puk Patrick on Unsplash Collaboration - Teaming up to tackle larger projects In this episode, I'm chatting with Cathi Bosco and Joe Dooley about a large project we did together. We talk about our roles and how we worked together. One of the challenges we tackled was incorporating a flexible animated icon system using SVGs -- and what was involved in building that. Listen to Episode 22 Cathi BoscoCreative Director, Digital Consultant, Web Designer, Artist, Illustrator,...

Duration: 00:36:27


Episode 21: Bob Dunn on eCommerce

8/24/2017
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Photo credit: MILKOVÍ on Unsplash eCommerce - Helping folks sell online In this episode, I'm chatting with Bob Dunn of BobWP. Bob is a master at producing content and building an audience. We're talking about eCommerce, and what's involved in selling products online. And the conversation doesn't stop there. Bob shares his experience with podcasting, page builders, managing affiliates, sponsors and more. So if you are thinking about starting an online business, this episode covers a lot of...

Duration: 00:32:38


Episode 20: Kim Shivler and Creating Online Courses

8/10/2017
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Photo credit: Frank Mckenna on Unsplash Learning Management Systems In this episode, I am chatting with Kim Shivler about Learning Management Systems, what are they and how easy it is to create a membership site of online courses. If you are thinking about selling courses or have clients that want to, this episode is for you. Kim Shivler Speaker, Teacher, Strategist - Kim Shivler, M.Ed. has worked as a writer, instructor, developer and serial entrepreneur for over 20 years. Her business...

Duration: 00:38:04


Episode 19: Melissa Eggleston on UX and Design

7/27/2017
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Why User Research Matters In this episode, I am chatting with Melissa Eggleston about UX, what it is and why it is a crucial component in creating a successful web project. I first met Melissa at WordCamp, Asheville in 2015 and had a chance to visit with her at the happiness bar and see her presentation Website Design with UX in Mind. Melissa Eggleston Melissa Eggleston is a User Experience Specialist and Content Strategist based in Raleigh / Durham, North Carolina. She helps businesses,...

Duration: 00:39:13


Episode 18: Robin Cornett on Building Premium Plugins

7/13/2017
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Photo credit: Papaver rhoeas on Unsplash From Photography to Plugins In this episode, I am chatting with Robin Cornett about her journey into plugin development. Robin started as a photographer who built her own website. Since those early days, she has created some very useful plugins, and is a contributor to the Genesis Framework. Robin Cornett Robin's journey into code started when a friend called her with a problem. Her company website was built with a custom CMS (content management...

Duration: 00:32:42


Episode 17: Nick Davis and Workflow Wisdom

6/29/2017
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Photo credit: Yanko Peyankov on Unsplash Workflow Wisdom In this episode, I am chatting with Nick Davis about his own workflow journey and why he started GenesisWP.guide. Nick Davis Nick's been building websites for fun and profit since 1997, doing everything from working as one of the first online journalists at the BBC; managing the website of one of the UK’s largest airports; to running a large team of web developers and designers for a publishing company in Dubai. Since going out on...

Duration: 00:38:47


Episode 16: Lee Jackson and Agency Workflows

6/15/2017
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Agency Workflows and Tools In this episode, I am chatting with Lee Jackson of AngledCrown all about agency workflows. What's life like running an agency across the pond? Tune in and find out. Lee Jackson Lee is the founder of Angled Crown, a digital agency in the UK. They primarily build WordPress site and plugins for design agencies. Lee is also the host of the WPInnovator Podcast - The podcast for designers, we talk agency life, strategy, marketing and WordPress. This episode of...

Duration: 00:43:40


Episode 15: Morten Rand-Hendriksen

6/1/2017
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All The Things In this episode, I am chatting with Morten Rand-Hendriksen. As someone who has taken most, if not all his courses on Lynda.com - all I can say is WOW - this is awesome. Let's get started! Morten Rand-Hendriksen Instructor, educator, speaker at LinkedIn Learning, helping people master WordPress, the web, and online communication. Since joining forces with Lynda.com (now LinkedIn Learning) in 2010, Morten has 60+ published courses on WordPress, front-end web design and...

Duration: 01:05:36


Episode 14: CSS Grid with Rachel Andrew

5/18/2017
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In this episode, I'm chatting with Rachel Andrew - an authority on CSS Grid Layout, the new specification that is redefining how we approach layout for the web. We'll cover what you need to know to get started with CSS Grid and how this will change the way you think about the web design grid. Meet Rachel Andrew Rachel Andrew is a front and back-end web developer, author and speaker. Her books include the recent Get Ready for CSS Grid Layout and she is a regular contributor to a number of...

Duration: 00:34:58


Episode 13: A Passion for Quality with Gary Jones

5/4/2017
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In this episode, I'm chatting with Gary Jones. I'm honored to have Gary on the show. He is your go-to person when you want things done right. He is a huge asset to the Genesis community and shares his knowledge in so many ways. If you spend any time on Github - you are sure to see his name as a contributor on so many open source projects. Let's get started. Meet Gary Jones Gary Jones is a UK-based WordPress Engineer, code consultant and father of extremely premature twins. Driven by a...

Duration: 00:42:09


Episode 12: Season Finale with Carrie Dils

12/28/2016
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In this episode, I'm chatting with Carrie Dils. Carrie is pure awesome. She shares her thoughts on this past year, and what she has planned for 2017 including an upcoming book, Real World Freelancing with Diane Kinney. She is the host of one of my favorite WordPress business podcasts, OfficeHours.fm and is a huge Genesis fan. Let's get started. Meet Carrie Dils Carrie Dils is a WordPress developer, consultant, speaker and teacher based in Fort Worth, Texas. She loves sharing what she's...

Duration: 00:41:58


Episode 11: Pushing more than Pixels

12/21/2016
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In this episode, I'm chatting with Cathi Bosco. Cathi is the creative genius that powers her web studio in Madison CT USA. We're talking all about collaboration on projects, lessons learned and some of our favorite design elements. She shares her industry knowledge experience to help us forge a way forward in this ever changing digital age. Let's get started. Meet Cathi Bosco Creative Director, Digital Consultant, Web Designer, Artist, Illustrator, Children's Book Author, trail runner, dog...

Duration: 00:34:31


Episode 10: Exploring Local Development Environments

12/14/2016
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In this episode, I'm chatting with Matt Pritchett. He is a UX developer at Lift UX and lives in Atlanta GA. We're talking the good, the bad and the ugly about local development environments. What's out there now and why Matt plans to build one of his own called AnchorWP. Matt is a super smart guy and I've had the pleasure of being in a weekly mastermind group with him this year. Let's get started. Meet Matt Pritchett Matt is known for transformational WordPress development and bringing...

Duration: 00:34:15


Episode 9: Acres of Diamonds

11/30/2016
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In this episode, I'm chatting with Kim Doyal. She runs Kim Doyal, The WordPress Chick podcast, and several other internet businesses. We're talking about Acres of Diamonds by Russell H. Conwell. It's a story Kim shared with me about finding gems right in your own backyard. Many of us have been looking for success, thinking the grass is always greener elsewhere. Is there an opportunity right in front of you that you have not seen? Something you're good at that you are not leveraging? That...

Duration: 00:48:47


Episode 8: Designing User Experiences

11/15/2016
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In this episode, I'm chatting with Diane Kinney. She is a web designer and developer with over 17 years of experience running her own boutique agency. We're talking all about design and how it is evolving, responsive vs adaptive, clients, SVGs and so much more. Diane shares a wealth of knowledge and experience in this episode, that will be sure to have you rethinking something. A complete transcript of this podcast is available. Let's get started. Meet Diane Kinney Yes, I’m a mega...

Duration: 00:56:47


Episode 6: The Heart of a Teacher

10/19/2016
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In this episode, I'm chatting with Joe Casabona of WP in One Month and How I Built It. We're chatting about front end development, having empathy and stepping into the WP education space. Joe shares a wealth of knowledge on how he's helping others learn WordPress and why he started his new podcast, How I Built It. There is one common thread in everything Joe does, and it is helping others. He truly has the heart of a teacher. Meet Joe Casabona Joe Casabona is a Front End Developer that...

Duration: 00:37:34


Episode 5: The Voice of WordPress

10/5/2016
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In this episode, I'm chatting with Shawn Hesketh of WP101 on how his growing business is helping designers and developers provide highly effective WordPress training for clients. Shawn is the Voice of WordPress for so many of us. His company, WP101 produces high quality, professional videos and offers them through the WP101 plugin and at WP101.com. Shawn shares his wealth of knowledge on producing WordPress training courses and even shares helpful tips on how to create your own...

Duration: 00:45:05


Episode 4: The Evolution of a Web Designer

9/21/2016
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In this episode, I'm chatting with Chris Ford who is leveraging her talents as a successful web designer to empower others. We discuss how her 20 years of web design experience is creating new opportunities in her career evolution. Meet Chris Ford There's one common thread in Chris Ford's 20 year web design career: learning new web design tools, techniques and processes, then teaching them to others. She passionately believes that education is one of the most overlooked and underused ways...

Duration: 00:30:05


Episode 3: Tips for Mastering Client Communications

9/6/2016
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Episode 3: Tips for Mastering Client Communications In this episode, I'm chatting with Erin E Flynn about mastering client communications. To be successful in your freelance business it is crucial that you develop solid communication skills for managing clients and projects. Erin shares tips on how to avoid nightmare clients, and become efficient and effective with your client communications. It is a skill that everyone will benefit from. Meet Erin E Flynn Erin has been making...

Duration: 00:29:53


Content Audits Save Development Time: Episode 2

8/23/2016
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Episode 2: Content Audits Save Development Time In this episode, I'm chatting with Sallie Goetsch about Content Audits and how they can save you development time. If you've every had a project with a lot of existing content, performing an audit of that content BEFORE you begin any design or development work, will save you time. We'll talk about what it is and how to go about performing one. It is a valuable service to offer that benefits both you and your client. Meet Sallie...

Duration: 00:47:41

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