Before bizzthemes.com, I was heavily involved in WP custom development projects, which I still do from time to time, when my busy schedule clears up a bit. I learned everything about WordPress I know today and benefited a lot from working with actual clients. I got a sense of what they really need from a website and turned that knowledge into WP themes I develop today.
Just yesterday I said to myself: “Hey, what’s up with my previous custom projects, are they still active? Did somebody else took over?“. So, here are my most memorable projects from 2009, which were very educational and helped me a lot to develop bizzthemes.com, which has now become my cash cow for the future.
1. http://premiumthemes.net/ (now known as Templatic)
I worked with Bhavesh for approximately 6 months (beginning of 2009), where I helped him developing his designs into working WordPress themes. I developed their framework, which I think they still use today, at least a portion of it. Since I left, disappointed with our collaboration, they developed quite a lot. Even though, they are now my competitors, I wish them well in years to come.
This project stayed in my mind, mostly because of the great design client provided. The project was tough and site was hard to develop, but I took it with ease as they knew what they wanted and have provided me with all the materials I needed to wrap it up on time. I was very happy with the outcome and they were as well – mission accomplished 🙂
This project was one of the easiest and one of the best. Why? Clients knew what they wanted, so I developed their blog in record-breaking time. I think I worked on the development for a day or two, but still delivered the whole package as promised. Since then, none of my custom WP projects lasts for more than a week.
If you consider I finished at least two projects a month, there were loads of other great ones as well. Even though, they were a bit harder to remember, they’re still great piece of work and will end up being listed on this site, eventually 😉