Got WordPress Questions?

by derek on October 5, 2011 · 32 comments

At the beginning of October, I entered into a 30 day branding challenge being coordinated by Tiffany Dow and I have decided to use this blog as my active branding case study. Currently, I’ve branded this site as the WordPress Ninja because I’ve always had a passion for helping other people by providing solutions to […]


All websites have a design that should reflect upon the exact purpose of the site. A theme is like the backbone of a website and should embrace your website’s title. Once you’ve come up with a great title based on your chosen niche then choosing or creating a theme should come naturally. How Do I […]


The BEST Reason To Become Vegetarian

by derek on October 15, 2010 · 33 comments

There really is no need for words as this takes John’s Crappy Web Design and Starbucks Ass Hairs to a (w)hole new level, but this was spotted by one of my wife’s friends in the Chicago suburbs. Better hope you don’t find a hair in this one!


John's Web Design Is Really Crappy

by derek on October 5, 2010 · 18 comments

Every now and then you stumble across something entirely random and unexpected that makes you laugh. Sure, often times it involves juvenile humor, but isn’t that the best kind? As an example of what I mean, take a look at this mention of Starbuck’s ass hairs. With that I bring you the latest little nugget […]


Shining Example Of Good Customer Service

by derek on November 19, 2009 · 17 comments

It is far too common that we read stories about horrific customer service experiences while the companies that provide outstanding customer service go unrecognized. For those that have been around the blog for awhile, you will know that I have given recognition in the past and also offered suggestions on what one of my favorite […]


When I recently decided to poke my head out from the shadows of writing code for a few clients, I decided it wasn’t enough to simply say hello. That’s not the way I roll. After talking about using the Thesis theme for WordPress for a few clients, which you can see in my portfolio at […]


Enforce Your Brand With Your Avatar

by derek on January 16, 2009 · 47 comments

With all of the work we have been doing to increase our comments, add more readers, and make sure we are send a clear message, you might be tempted to sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor. However, we do need to look at one more thing first. Your brand. When I first […]


Like it or not – first impressions can make or break you. With so many people and things competing for our time, we do often make snap decisions based on our first impressions and sometimes never look back. That isn’t the best way to do things but the truth is that we do it. Therefore […]


Thesis Unveiled :: Threaded Web Redesign

by derek on December 23, 2008 · 20 comments

It was a little more than one week ago that the decision was made to purchase the Thesis WordPress theme from the crew at DIYThemes. With the Developer’s License in hand, I had told you that the theme was amazing but did not yet have the first site ready to view. Well, after wrapping up […]


On my recent trip to Las Vegas, I flew on Southwest Airlines. As a matter of fact, Southwest is usually my preferred choice due to the airport that I typically fly out of and my overall positive experiences. Until recently, one of my largest gripes with Southwest was their open seating arrangement where they did […]