Trying out Genesis 2.0!

Genesis Framework for WordPressSo I have been seeing some posts that Genesis 2.0 was released recently by StudioPress and specifically the new theme Sixteen Nine, which has all kinds of nifty features like HTML5 and Mobile responsive, I also liked the very clean look which I know Brian Gardner is a big fan of from his tweets.  I have had my old theme up for awhile so I figured why not try the upgrade and see what happens.

The upgrade from the Genesis framework point of view went pretty quickly, I never had a lot of custom hooks so I didn’t foresee any big issues.  I then went in and switched out the child theme and I was able to do the basic setup pretty quickly so all in all I had everything switched out in just a few minutes.  I almost didn’t do the switch because it was already pretty late but I figured the worse that could happen is that I could back out to the old theme.

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WordCamp Chicago Recap (Day 1 at least)

wordcamp.chicago On Saturday I spent the day at the UBS tower in donwtown Chicago, hanging out with  a bunch of Wordress geeks  and soon to be WordPress geeks at the Wordcamp Chicago event.  I was originally supposed to head down with Kasia from TrainSignalTraining.com, but she had a schedule conflict so I headed down all by my lonesome.

Since I live in the suburbs, I had about a 40 minute drive and parked at the Zacuto offices, which was almost a huge mistake, but more on that later.  A quick walk over to UBS tower and up to the second floor, to a nice assortment of breakfast type foods and registration. [Read more…]