Episode 44 – Interview With Brian Gardner

wordpressweekly1Prior to this episode taking place I had a feeling that this would be a great show. Despite there being a technical snafu where the stream audio disappeared, we covered alot of great information. We talked about everything ranging from Premium themes and the GPL to what StudioPress is all about to the future of WordPress themes. Definitely another classic show!

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4 responses to “Episode 44 – Interview With Brian Gardner”

  1. Another great episode! I think Brian has the right idea, a contest for the new default theme. If Brian himself would submit an entry, I can imagine how many other top designers would do the same.

    This would be a great way for more people to contribute to WordPress, rather than just having someone at Automattic knock out a new theme. If they said your entry has to meet these requirements, then add it to Extend with the tag “contest”, not only would we get a spiffy new default theme, we’d get hundreds of excellent new themes in Extend as well!

    But something tells me that Matt’s comment that the future of WordPress themes “will be blue, with rounded corners” isn’t entirely tongue in cheek…

  2. Great show last night Jeff! Really enjoyed listening to Brian Gardner, and getting to talk with everyone during the after-show. It’s a shame that the streaming audio messed up – hopefully TalkShoe has gotten that issue taken care of.

  3. @JLeuze – I agree. That would be a win-win situation. Great themes for the repository and one or two particular themes bundled with WordPress. But you know something, you may be right.

    @Kim – Yeah hopefully the Friday the 13th show won’t implode on me heh. Glad the recorded interview was not interrupted though.


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