Do you make mockups for clients and customers and/or present to others in meetings, conferences, or other such gatherings? Then perhaps we can help streamline your work with Taylor Dewey‘s sweet Mockupress, a simple concept that shows the WordPress dashboard and the necessary elements to get your presentation done. It’s completely free and available on GitHub. For those that don’t have a GitHub account, you can download it directly here but we recommend you get an account to stay updated with any new releases. Cheers! Thanks Taylor for your work here! Full list of features here:
Etsy, one of the best places to get handcrafted art through a simple community-powered ecommerce community, shared recently their record-breaking week through Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The reason this could be of interest to more than a few of you here is the fact that their site, Code as Craft, runs WordPress’ VIP Services and is a neat showcase of a simple implementation that really works, especially with their insight and transparency around their sites and how they manage all that traffic (which performance and WordPress IT nerds would gush over).
The Los Angeles Times, a huge media conglomerate and news site, has announced their creation of their Media Kit via WordPress VIP Services, a solution that Automattic provides to much larger sites and blogs. The site, obviously aimed toward advertisers and business relations, boasts a simple presentation including video and relavant content for organizations wanting to do business. This isn’t the first VIP solution that the LA Times has launched as they also have Framework and Hero Complex, a very popular movies and pop culture blog. Check it out below:
I’m loving this recent news via Matt Mullenweg as he talks with Om Malik of GigaOM via LeWeb Paris 2012. Matt names two things in particular that have been created this opportunity: It’s about responsibility. It’s about creating a sustainable business (Automattic). It is the second way that enables it to stay “large and independent” which I hope that Matt and his team can continue to do.