Around the Office is a weekly group blog that shows what the OnlineFriendly.biz team and Kobayashi Online have found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week.
Roberto found Sawyer Hollenshead’s tips on building WordPress themes as a business to be a great resource for developers who are considering getting into designing themes around the WordPress content management system and blogging platform. Among the important takeaways was to build a solid user base by prompting whoever downloaded his free themes to join an opt-in newsletter, to develop a list of people who might buy premium themes later on.
Also, Roberto wasn’t surprised this week that crowd favourites WordPress, Joomla!, and Drupal were among the top 10 content management systems according to web designer depot. What was interesting was the rest of the list, which features more obscure platforms that offer some advantages because of their support, feature set, and ease-of-use. This list is a good reminder not to overlook platforms like ExpressionEngine and Umbraco in favour of more conventional choices.