Responsive WordPress themes are the current craze in the open source world.
But are they a true requirement or just a bunch of hype thrown out to sell
more premium themes to unsuspecting buyers? Do WordPress users really need
to consider upgrading their existing themes to one that is responsive and
At first I was a bit skeptical, but responsive websites have grown on me and
it is now a part of daily life for me and my coding team. I will admit that
I considered it hype at first, but once I understood what responsive was all
about, I now consider it a requirement for new website designs and builds.
Most People Don’t Understand What a Responsive Website Really Means
Since the start of 2012 I’ve received a ton of inquiries asking for
responsive theme design. The majority of the prospects I speak with want
their website to be responsive, which in its... (more)
What a few weeks its been. From San Diego to San Francisco, and from Las
Vegas to Vancouver; now I'm back home on this Sunday morning reflecting on
what was one of the most interesting legs of my travels; the Gold's Gym 2012
Convention. It was the best I've attended to date.
Our company Fitmarc enjoys close ties to GGI's leadership as well as dozens
of its franchisees, who we service through our Les Mills distributorship and
via Fitsomo, our social media company. This along with our close relations
with the Gold's Gym Franchise Association enables my partner Robert Dyer
and I the chance to learn a little bit about Gold's, which is arguably the
most iconic brand in the health club business today.
Notable during the conference, which provided Jeffrey Gitomer as an excellent
keynote speaker, was CEO Jim Snow's opening remarks. Here are a few things he
said that struck... (more)
Ten years from now software developers will commute to work only if they’re
invited to a corporate party or they have to work for an old fashioned
client. Software professionals (not the average 9-to-5 workers) will have a
freedom to equip home office to their taste. In our company we already work
in this mode trying to minimize/eliminate the commute time as much as
possible, and I’d like to share with your the home office setups from three
concrete people of our company, circa April 2013.
But first I’ll touch on the monitor connectivity solutions that might be
useful for some of you. Computer professionals should be having computers
with more than one monitor. Hooking up the monitor number two is easy. Your
laptop has this video output (VGA, mini DVI, etc.) that presenters use while
delivering their powerpoints via projectors.
Every time I was working on a project ... (more)
Enlighted, the company bringing the Internet of Things (IoT) to the workplace
with its smart sensor network and lighting control, announced that it has
secured $20 million in a Series D funding round. All of Enlighted's current
investors -- Draper Nexus Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers,
RockPort Capital Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Intel Capital --
participated in this round.
"Enlighted is on a tear, with strong customer momentum and revenue growth,"
said Joe Costello, who was recently appointed chairman and chief executive
officer of Enlighted. "With this latest funding, we'll be able to keep up
with current demand and continue to develop advanced workplace applications
based on our sensor network and analytics platform, further extending the
value of our system for customers."
Enlighted's people-smart lighting sensor product not only saves ener... (more)
OSLO, Norway, Jan. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Mdhuset, an industry leader
in the field of marketing, has announced that it will be adding real estate
listings to its telefonkatalogen.biz website.
The announcement is of significant interest to both buyers and sellers of
homes, as the company boasts the largest marketing platform in all of Norway.
In business since 2004, Mdhuset is known for its outstanding products and
services, and clients particularly value their focus on customer support. In
fact, many of their customers have taken the time to express their gratitude
toward the company on social media outlets and also on the company's website.
"We are always in search of opportunities that will allow us to broaden the
amount of people that we are able to help," said a representative with
Mdhuset. "Addi... (more)
Utilizing the latest Web 2.0 and AJAX 2.0 technologies, this new global
specialized database platform empowers individuals around the world to search
and view real estate for sale anywhere via a user-created specialized
database and user videos of properties.
Viewr.com is a new web-based company that brings together buyers, sellers,
agents and visitors on a truly global scale using the latest tools in the new
Web 2.0 to facilitate the sale and purchase of real estate around the world.
"The marketing of residential real estate is no longer local or regional, but
global through the utilization of the Web as platform. The viewr application
and database utilizing Web 2.0 and AJAX 2.0 technologies makes this
possible," says Karl Lingenfelder, CEO of Viewr Corporation.
Small or large communities in countries all around the world will be able to
take advantage o... (more)
WESTON, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 03/30/07 -- Wall Street News Alert's "stocks
to watch" this morning are: Superior Development Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS:
SDVG), Countrywide Financial Corporation (NYSE: CFC), Fannie Mae (NYSE: FNM)
and Bear Stearns Companies Inc. (NYSE: BSC).
Superior Development Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SDVG) is another new stock to
put on your radar and watch as Wall Street News Alert initiates coverage of
the company. Thursday after the markets closed, the company, a residential
real estate development company, issued a press release announcing that due
to the overwhelming response that it has received for its Lease Purchase
Program aimed to curtail the fallout in the subprime lending market announced
by the Company on March 21, 2007, it will create a Lease Purchase Mortgage
subsidiary to further implement the program and work directly with mortgage
Despite a slow market and a slight decrease in the resale value of most
remodeling projects, REALTORS® report that the smartest home improvement
investments may also be some of the least expensive. Results from the 2009
Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report show that small-scale exterior projects are
the most profitable at resale, according to estimates by REALTORS® who
completed a recent survey.
On a national level, eight out of the top 10 projects in terms of costs
recouped were exterior replacement projects that cost less than $14,000.
Certain types of door and siding replacements, as well as wood deck additions
all returned more than 80 percent of project costs upon resale. A steel entry
door replacement – a new addition to this year’s list – recouped 128.9
percent of costs, followed by upscale fiber-cement sliding replacements at
83.6 percent. Wood deck additions re... (more)
I left SYS-CON's offices in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, right on time just
before the snow storm closed the airports.
These live pictures below show East Saddle River Road through my iPhone
on my way to the airport.
I'm adding more pictures daily to my "live photo blog" from Cat Cay...
This driver in front of me slipped and hit the sidewalk outside Yossi's
Deli, at the corner of East Saddle River Road and Lake Street in Montvale,
As I arrived in Ft Lauderdale, I met pilot Eric who was waiting to take me
to Cat Cay. We took off on a Norman Islanders (BN-2) as soon as I parked my
car behind the airport control tower.
The Islander is a twin engine, high wing, fixed gear, STOL (short take-off
and landing) aircraft. The Islander is operated in remote areas all over the
world and has an excellent reputation of being a real work horse. It is
particularly sui... (more)
WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 02/11/10 -- Strong gains in existing-home
sales were the predominant pattern in most states during the fourth quarter,
with many more metro areas seeing prices rise from a year earlier, according
to the latest survey by the National Association of Realtors®.
Sales increased from the third quarter in 48 states and the District of
Columbia; 32 states saw double-digit gains. Year-over-year sales were higher
in 49 states and D.C.; all but three states had double-digit annual
Total state existing-home sales, including single-family and condo, jumped
13.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate(1) of 6.03 million in the
fourth quarter from 5.29 million in the third quarter, and are 27.2 percent
above the 4.74 million-unit level in the fourth quarter of 2008. Distressed
property accounted for 32 percent of fourth quarter tr... (more)
Bergen County Real Estate News
According to the latest survey by the National Association of Realtors (NAR),
total state existing-home sales rose 13.9 percent in the fourth quarter, and
are up 27.2 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2008.
Existing-home sales increased from the third quarter in 48 states and the
District of Columbia, and year-over-year sales were higher in 49 states and
D.C., with all but three states having double-digit annual increases.
"The surge in home sales was driven by buyers responding strongly to the tax
c redit, combined with record low mortgage interest rates," said Lawrence
Yun, NAR chief economist.
In addition, the national median existing single-family home price was 4.1
percent below the fourth quarter of 2008, marking the smallest price decline
in more than two years.
According to Yun, this new data supports "broadly balanced h... (more)