The Smart Site Manifesto
I’ve spent the past 10 years learning web design and development.
I started as a designer with Wordpress templates and MAMP. But once we started charging $7k for them, I started wondering what we could charge if we were a real Wordpress Dev Studio.
That’s when I started learning to work with Roots, a modern reconfigured Wordpress framework. I was the probably the dumbest person on their forums for years. But by doing it over and over, I eventually turned into a coder. Using command line and all.
I went from making websites like an idiot, to making $100k websites.
Some of my websites make millions of dollars for my clients, so I’d say $100k is a pretty good deal. [Case studies]
A Smart Site is:
- Fast (loads under 1s)
- Direct (no jargon)
- Split Tested
- Easy for clients to use (WP)
- Unbreakable by clients
- Not set to Automatically Update
- Connected to an API (Slack, Mailchimp, etc)
- Able to process payments through Stripe and Bitcoin
- Backed Up
- Deployed and Tested in 3 Environments
- Future Proof
- Fool Proof
Originally published at jackalope.io.