The Ugly Side of Data Visualization

As discussed in my last post about Data Visualization, infographics can be extremely useful tools for representing raw data in a visually striking form. But sometimes, they can also be a jumbled, confusing, and misrepresenting mess! Let’s take a look at some of the common mistakes found in bad infographics around the Internet. Mistake #1: [Read More]

Building Community With WordPress

Did you know that WordPress and WP Engine’s platform can enable community, arts, and not-for-profit groups? I recently chatted to Jaki Levy of Arrow Root Media, who gave some great examples of how he and his team are using WP Engine to save time, money, and effort for community organizations. Dance Films Association One example [Read More]

WP Engine and Gigaom Join Forces to Create Oasix

A SXSW Oasis in Downtown Austin A SXSW oasis… (get it?) Imagine an oasis in the heart of SXSW, a retreat where people can sneak away from the crowds, unwind, grab a cocktail, and spark up a deep conversation. Last Saturday, WP Engine partnered with Gigaom to present Oasix, an event aimed at capturing that [Read More]

Can an Ideal Power Your Company?

Book Review: Grow by Jim Stengel Imagine if the recipe for maximum growth was having an ideal—the higher-order benefit a business brings to the world? Sound too good to be true? It’s not, according to Jim Stengel, the author of Grow: How Ideals Power Growth and Profit at the World’s Greatest Companies. Jim Stengel, formerly [Read More]

Top 4 Tips for Using WP Engine’s Git Push

Some of our customers have asked us for advice on the best practices for using WP Engine’s Git Push feature. Daniel Turton, one of our Support Reps, was kind enough to share his Top 4 Tips for Using Git Push. Should I Appoint a Single Repository/Branch Maintainer? We recommend you consider appointing a Repository/Branch Maintainer—this [Read More]

Finely Tuned Consultant – Bourn Creative

Today I’m chatting to Jennifer Bourn of Bourn Creative, a full service design agency. Jennifer is the Creative Director and Lead Designer of Bourn Creative. Her husband of 14 years, Brian Bourn, runs the company and is the Lead Developer. Jennifer and Brian are also co-organizers of the Sacramento WordPress Meetup. They: …feel blessed to have been [Read More]

Data Visualization; Where Statistics and Aesthetics Collide

What is Data Visualization exactly? If you have surfed the internet recently you surely have seen a map of every state’s favorite band below. Source: Music Machinery As more software tools for creating data-driven images becoming available, scientific data may increasingly be represented this way. This practice is called Data Visualization. But what is it [Read More]

WP Engine Introduces Copy Site

Imagine you are a developer. You once made a site that you were so proud of, you now wish you could replicate it for all your clients. What if you could make a quick copy of that hero site, and then tweak it to suit your new clients’ needs? With the latest feature brought to [Read More]

5 Agile Marketing Values for the Digital Jungle

It seems like everyone is throwing about the term Agile Marketing these days. But what does it mean and where did it come from? Agile Marketing evolved out of the Agile Software Development movement, which began in the 1990s and developed through the 2000s. The principles of the agile software movement (including agile management processes, such as [Read More]