Welcome to my first post on this brand spanking new website.
I’ve hired Tower Bridge, laid on a few fireworks and ordered drinks and nibbles for later so all I have to do now is to decide what to write about.
Truth to tell, I feel a bit like the man who was asked to come out of the audience and deliver a ten minute impromptu speech.
The man walked to the front, turned to the audience and said…
Ladies and gentleman I feel that you and I already have something in common, you don’t know what I’m going to say… and neither do I.
It’s not that I don’t have anything to say, it’s the fact that there is so much happening in the world of WordPress and Genesis themes… that I don’t know where to start.
Perhaps I should content myself for this first post by just answering two questions:
Why Genesis themes dot co dot uk and why now?
Why Genesis themes dot co dot uk?
Because this site is all about Genesis themes, Genesis related products and Genesis material plus I’m in the UK. In fact I’m slap bang in the middle of the UK, Solihull, which is about half an hour from Stratford-upon-Avon on the edge of the Cotswolds… what could be more dot co dot UKish?
And there is another teeny-weeny reason: StudioPress were fabulously generous in allowing me to use Genesis in my domain name, and that makes me feel rather flattered.
I’ve been going on for ages about starting a Genesis related blog and when StudioPress released Genesis version 2.0, I knew the time was right.
For Genesis 2.0 StudioPress have taken the opportunity to make some big changes, 131 changes in all! The two most talked about new features are HTML5 and schema.org markup.
If you want a gentle introduction to Genesis 2.0, check out my post Genesis 2.0 hits the streets but if you want to see the changes in detail check out Genesis Framework 2.0 Changelog by Genesis developer Gary Jones.
The work that StudioPress have put into Genesis 2.0, the features they’ve added and the way they managed the release and upgrade has convinced me more than ever that Genesis is the #1 WordPress theme framework available today.
Thanks to the generous folks over at StudioPress
As I said earlier “StudioPress were fabulously generous in allowing me to use Genesis in my domain name..” so I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Jessica Commins for putting my request to the top brass and Brian Gardner for giving me the thumbs up – thanks and appreciation to you both.
Thanks to you folks for visiting and until next time…
That’s about it folks: A short post to introduce the new site, give you an indication of future content and tell you a little bit about me.
My next post will be all about the Genesis Sixteen Nine Pro theme, which was the first HTML5 ready child theme that StudioPress released and is the theme that I’m using on this site.
And so until next time… thanks for stopping by and I’ll leave you to marvel at the fireworks and enjoy those drinks and nibbles.