Freedom Seekers: A New Kind of Web Developer

freedom-seekersOver the past half a decade or so we’ve seen an increasingly large numbers of non-developers take on that role in the name of gaining their freedom from jobs they feel “stuck” in. It began with blogging and marketing and even writing ebooks, with WordPress as the foundation for these endeavors. Yet for many, myself included, making a solid, family supporting living online required a more concrete, mainstream (or whatever you want to call it) skill-set. Not necessarily to replace our initial endeavors, but to add a necessary foundation for calling ourselves “professionals” on the web. Read more “Freedom Seekers: A New Kind of Web Developer”

Is Dynamik Website Builder The Right Theme For You?

dynamik-right-for-youYou’d like to think that a particular WordPress theme could be ideal for all users, but that’s simply not a practical reality. Every theme has some kind of user in mind, even if one is more tailored toward a select few while another encompasses the features sought by many. Dynamik is not unique in this regard and in this post I hope to paint an accurate picture of what kind of Genesis Child Theme Dynamik is and what kind of users will get the most out of it. I also hope to provide a clear understanding of who should NOT use Dynamik as their go-to WordPress Theme, as this is important information for those pondering this purchase. Read more “Is Dynamik Website Builder The Right Theme For You?”

Dynamik Website Builder: The History Behind The Theme

dwb-historyWhen I first started my WordPress development business it was on the tail end of a WP web design venture that helped transition me from a local computer service biz to the much more free and flexible qualities found online. I liked the potential prospects of my first attempt establishing myself on the web, but it still wasn’t quite the fit I was looking for. My favorite part of stage-one was developing my own WP Theme for use on my client sites, and after others showed interest, the next step was crystal clear. Read more “Dynamik Website Builder: The History Behind The Theme”

Custom Coding Your Dynamik Skin

custom-coding-skin-buttons-featured-imageSeveral months back we added an intuitive solution to custom coding individual Dynamik Skins and in this tutorial I want showcase this feature and explain how it works and what makes it unique from the other custom coding Dynamik options.

First, let me note the fact that by default you will not see the custom coding buttons in your Dynamik Design > Skins section as they are not present in the “Default Skin”. Read more “Custom Coding Your Dynamik Skin”

25% Off Black Friday Sale For Cobalt Apps Purchases, License Upgrades & Renewals

templateWe try to keep things simple around here when it comes to pricing and I usually shy away from “big sales” or “hot deals” as I prefer to just develop solid WordPress powered Genesis Themes and Plugins and then sell them for a set price, regardless of the time of year. But after connecting with some fellow WP dev stores who we partner with sometimes, as well as speaking with some Cobalt Apps members, we’ve decided to cave for Black Friday and offer a 25% discount from Thanksgiving day through Monday. So that would be November 26th through the 30th. Read more “25% Off Black Friday Sale For Cobalt Apps Purchases, License Upgrades & Renewals”

How To Add Infinite Scrolling To Your Genesis Powered Website

Flat-banersIn this tutorial I wanted to show you how easy it is to add Infinite Scrolling to Genesis Child Themes using one of several free WordPress Plugins. But before I get to the details you may be wondering what “Infinite Scrolling” is and why you’d want to add it to your Genesis powered website. Read more “How To Add Infinite Scrolling To Your Genesis Powered Website”

An Updated Comparison Between Dynamik Website Builder And The Genesis Extender Plugin

dynamik-vs-extenderEver so often I like to push out an updated comparison of our Genesis Framework focused WordPress products. After various updates and refinements are implemented and as WordPress itself evolves it’s good to keep this comparison fresh for the greatest benefit to members and potential members alike. Read more “An Updated Comparison Between Dynamik Website Builder And The Genesis Extender Plugin”

Learn A Solid Dynamik Website Builder Workflow

Dynamik Workflow

When I build websites with Dynamik I generally stick to a five to seven step workflow that nicely utilizes the tools offered by Dynamik and gets the job done quickly. This is certainly not the only way to work with Dynamik, but my hope is that the following will at least provide our members with a useful framework to follow when creating their own flow that works best with them. Read more “Learn A Solid Dynamik Website Builder Workflow”