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Week in WordPress Episode 0

Kicking off our first ever Week in WordPress roundtable talk today!

We were met with a few technical challenges, but all in all, I’d say we’re off to a good start. If you’re looking for a healthy dose of weekly WordPress headlines, be sure to tune in every Friday.

On to the show!

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Premium WordPress legal theme in action

After months and months of hard work, we’re extremely proud to announce the launch of our premium WordPress Law Theme, as seen on the brand-new website for the Law Office of Matthew Swanson.

Matthew came to Slocum Design Studio prior to the launch of his new law firm, and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect. At SDS, we’ve been hard at work on a new line of premium WordPress themes, including the Law Theme used on Matthew Swanson’s site.

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10 Steps Your Brand Should Take Before Using the New Facebook Timeline

Notice anything different about your brand’s Facebook page? Consider the orange pendant your warning flag: You’ve got until March 30 to get your page spick-and-span for its Timeline debut. New features mean you’ll have more control of your page, with more ways to up engagement. Learn what it all means and how to make most the new layout by following these 10 quick steps.

NOTE: Click on the “preview” button at the top of your page and presto chango! You can now follow along with all these newfangled terms.

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2012, Year of the Designer

We’ve all got our new years resolutions, and 8 times out of 10 they’re all health driven. “Gotta hit that gym up this year! I’m going to get in shape!” And to be honest, that was my resolution for 2011 (and I’m still going strong!), but in 2012 I’ve devised a much more important resolution for myself: Become a better designer. As a designer, I’ve never stopped learning and advancing my craft, but sometimes I get so incredibly busy with projects I never have time to experiment, create new styles, and really push myself to create something incredible.

The design community (the web design community) that I’ve been involved with since the beginning of my career is unlike any other community in any other industry I’ve ever witnessed. While many of us compete with each other on a global scale, there is no shortage of kindness, assistance, and appreciation for each other (in most regards). Many individuals like Orman ClarkRich Hemsley, and Kyle Bragger (just to name a few) have literally dedicated a good portion of their career to creating sites or communities that provide free resources for designers and developers to use, and even gather feedback from other people in their field to assist them. How many times have you seen a general contractor give tips to his/her competitor for free? Let alone at all?

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New web site launch and South Coast WordPress

Today is a very busy day for us!

We’re proud to announce the launch of our new web site and start our first South Coast WordPress meet up.

After 7 months of brain storming, wire framing, drawing, pulling our hair out, and good old fashion hard work we’re pleased to release the new Slocum Design Studio web site. I could not be happier with the hard work my team has put into the design and development of this new site and I’m excited to get you’re feedback on how it looks!

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