Right or Wrong, Open Source Needs Opinionated Leaders

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There is a lot of debate going on right now in the WordPress world about the WordPress Foundation barring all ThemeForest/CodeCanyon (Envato really) authors from speaking at WordCamp events.

I don’t want to rehash the argument here; the best place to get it is in the original post, and the comments on it.

Instead, I want to make a different point: Regardless of whether he is right or not, it’s good for WordPress that Matt makes these bold choices.

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One Week of MightyDeals.com

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This day last week, Walter of Web Designer Depot fame launched his newest venture; MightlyDeals.com. One week in, we’re going to take a look at the site so far and see what we make of it.

Mighty Deals is a site aimed at saving designers and other creatives a fortune on the tools and services they use every day. They offer one product at a time, at a massively discounted price (Around 50% so far), and each deal lasts only 24-48 hours.

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3 Years On, Time To Show You Who I am?

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(This is more of a personal post than normal. If that’s not your thing, sorry, but at least I warned you!)

My name’s Michael Martin, and I’m the person behind Pro Blog Design. If you’ve ever emailed in, tweeted, or left a Facebook message (or most likely, even if you’ve just left a comment here!) then you’ve talked to me before.

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Introducing PliablePress.

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Want to know why so many of our clients in the past few months had to be turned away?

Want to see the biggest project I’ve ever worked on at Pro Blog Design?

PliablePress WordPress Themes

So what is it? At its simplest, PliablePress means WordPress themes. But we’ve put everything into this, these aren’t simple little themes that you can turn out in a weekend.

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New Design for Our 2nd Birthday

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Two years ago today I published the first post on this blog, a short discussion on making a good first impression (Something I’d obviously been thinking a fair bit about for starting my first blog!)

Now 2 years, 7000 subscribers, 188 posts, and 5 and a half thousand comments later, here we are. This is design number 3, and I’d love to hear what you think!

I owe a big thank you to everyone who has left a comment here, emailed me, subscribed or interacted with the site in anyway. It’s been a great 2 years, and I’m looking forward to many more!

We have a competition sponsored by Bizcard at the end of the post where we’re giving away 2500 business cards.

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