Responsive Web Design

It’s no secret that the days of the desktop computer are slowly being numbered. In fact, it’s estimated that not too far into the future, the amount of folks viewing on mobile devices will outnumber those on desktops.

A year ago we shifted our focus to responsive WordPress themes, which are created for optimal user experience across mobile devices such as the iPad and iPhone.

Over at StudioPress it’s important for us to be pioneers in the industry and run with the latest design trends as they are being introduced.

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Magical Trials in Life

Boulder Canyon

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of traveling to Boulder, Colorado to meet with my partners at Copyblogger Media. As we do usually once a year, we find a tranquil place to spend a few days of vision casting and strategic planning.

The past two years have been a really exciting time for me as an entrepreneur, but they certainly haven’t been without cost — 16 hour days, late nights and overall just a lot of work.

While I wouldn’t trade my current situation in for the world, I did go into that meeting with a personal agenda that needed to be addressed.

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Why Straight Outta Compton Beats Straight Outta Harvard

Please note that the title of this blog post was chosen to illustrate my opinion that being “street smart” has its advantages over being “book smart”. Under no circumstance do I condone street gang activity and associated violence.

As a guy who was born in Southern California and lived there during the heyday of early west coast rap, I feel comfortable using the “Straight Outta Compton” reference.

After all, I lived miles away from the heart of South Central LA and personally witnessed some really bad things.

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How Bull Riding Taught Me About the Importance of Life

You’d think that spending eight seconds on the back of raging bull would be easy. But as a person who’s done it a few times, I assure you that it’s not.

In fact it’s more than difficult, almost impossible – depending on which bull you draw.

I’m sure that most of you don’t know this, but years ago when I was younger I spent many afternoons on the back of a 2000 pound animal that wanted nothing more than to throw me off and put it’s horns through my side.

That sounds pretty dramatic, and let me assure you, riding a bull really is.

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Why I Returned the Retina Display for a Macbook Air

Macbook Air

Less than two weeks ago, Apple released its new 15″ Macbook Pro with Retina Display. Like everyone in the technology space, I refreshed the Apple Store page every few minutes anxiously awaiting for it to open.

And then it did, and I immediately purchased the 15″ Macbook Pro with Retina Display hoping to get my hands on it within a few days.

I read a number of reviews about it, and as an Apple snob it didn’t take much to convince me that this would become my new machine. It HAD to be better, right?

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