Adii, Magnus and myself are all reading «Delivering Happiness» by Tony Hsieh of Zappos at the moment, and we are all avid fans of Tony’s personal/hands on approach to business.
At WooHQ we all keep a close eye on the emails we receive, whether they be good or bad, happy or irritated users. In that way we can continue to add value, find purpose and direction, and in turn deliver happiness to our users.
We love receiving glowing testimonial emails from WooTheme users dotted around the world, it makes our pixel-pushing, computer-bound work more personal knowing we are delivering our products to actual human beings, not just zip files that we deploy to the interwebs.
We received this one from Mark Simmons on his experience with the Aperture theme and we thought it would be great to share these occasional «happiness» emails we receive with you our site visitors.
Because of what I had been reading I decided to change my website to a Blogsite (farrbott.com). Research indicated WordPress.org was the way to go, so I am completely new to WordPress. It took me a while to even get it round my head how a blog worked and was made.
I was reluctant to choose a free theme from the WordPress site without any support. My first foray to choose a theme had me buying a competitors theme (Headway) as it promised full customisation and SEO. Now I’m no idiot, I’ve made loads of websites, taught myself Quark, Photoshop, et al, but I just couldn’t get that theme to do very much, nor was I willing to spend days watching tutorials.
Then I came across Woo during my blog research at the foot of a Coda based site, followed the link and found dozens of well designed, functional blogs with some customisation, brilliant. Tho I’m a designer I’m not a blog/web designer and I don’t have time to learn .php so happy to use something well designed and functional. I chose Aperture. I test drove it in the ‘playground’ and in an hour built the beginnings of a blog I was happy with, simple. So I bought it, loaded it on the server and an hour later did what I had in the Playground ‘again’ and had the beginnings of my blog. In fact it took me longer to choose a design than to implement it! Lots of choice and each one designed for specific blogging needs, so had to choose well.
Now my wife has seen how easy it is using the WooThemes she wants ‘in’ too and is just choosing which one/three to buy.