Simon Web Design, LLC is a small Web Studio in Naples, Florida.
Simon Urbina is a Web Design expert, App developer, and Information Architect with 20 years of experience.
This is this is a quick post to discuss web design ethics, how it affects you the designer, how it affects your client, and why ethics matter.
Ethics is important is especially online where it seems that everything goes and clients are completely surrounded by unethical vendors. That is not to say clients can’t be unethical, but most times the vendors are on the unethical side when there are ethical issues. The web is the wild wild west.
Pressgram vs Instagram, who is better?
Pressgram has been launched and is currently available for download. Pressgram is a photo sharing app made especially for WordPress users and created by John Saddington. John has an amazing vision for this app.
There are many factors that make Pressgram distinct from Instagram. Rather than going through a laundry list of reasons. I will go into one factor that should make believers of all Instagram users when it comes to your pictures and your content.
Reason #1: You Should Own Your Content
Social networks like Facebook and Instagram have terms of service when using their products. Without going into details terms such as these make privacy and owning your own content hard to do if not impossible in my opinion.
When you upload your pictures to a WordPress blog using Pressgram you can rest assured your content is yours and there is no fine print where a company can claim ownership and even profit from your pictures. So the biggest reason you should use Pressgram is because your content remains your property.
Without going too far into ethics and waxing poetic, I will simply say business should start with ethics. Ethics should not be an after thought. Pressgram does that. I believe and hope there are yet more entrepreneurs like John and more product offerings that do business the right way.
Oh yeah, It’s Free
It’s time Instagram users wake up and smell the freedom. Your content wants to be free. Try Pressgram now!
Above we created a quick video and review of WP Framework update to 2.1.3. We discuss why our framework is different. What free should really mean and the actual code changes. Update points: Post Formats, Get_Template_Part(), and Minor Typography changes. Should you have any issues with the framework make sure to open a ticket on the support tab to the right.
I must say I was a bit disappointed hearing what they were saying or at least the tone. The tone was kind of like if you don’t support Woo you suck. I don’t get that.
I think there is no question Woo has the right to change their pricing scheme. I think though that everything complicated from there. Here’s what I mean. Your guest has a vetted interest in those plugins remaining there because he (like I) did buy plugins. It’s a kin to a person buying a certain mobile phone while working with that very product – there’s inherent bias.
If I told my clients they had lifetime support, guess what it means lifetime support. I don’t get the cheerleading here. A take down site is dumb and won’t go anywhere. Getting the code of others and just selling it is obviously wrong. Having said that, Woo made pricing errors and PR errors here.
You know what, that’s their path to getting better. Also if a Woo customer chooses the “option” to hold Woo to their word, that’s OK too. Again, if I promise a customer something I have to back it up or pack it up. In the end, Woo did just that although they did not roll it out in the best way. Woo made a self-interested decision. That’s their right, but vilifying customers that aren’t happy isn’t the answer either.