Tips & Tutorials

Is Your Pricing Model Working for You?

In our last post on overcoming the plight of the creative entrepreneur (or the CE as I have been calling us), we talked about charging for our value….

My First Experience with Managed WordPress Hosting

Managed WordPress hosting has been around for quite some time, but I’ve always stood on the edge of the pool, watching everybody splash around. Recently, I finally dived…

Installing Vesta on the DV Developer

Vesta is an easy-to-use open source web hosting control panel that is compatible with RHEL 5 & 6, CentOS 5 & 6, Debian 7, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10,…

Charge What You’re Worth!

In our last post we focused on overcoming the plight of the creative entrepreneur, we talked about the fact that defining How you do your work is important…

Modern Style Guides for Web Design and Development

Next time you find yourself in the company of web designers and developers, ask the following question: “What is your preferred declaration order for CSS?” This seemingly innocuous…

The Anatomy of a WordPress Install

Through my work with Tidy Repo, I often get bogged down with the micro-details of WordPress development. Every once in a while, however, I like to take a…

How to Introduce Virtual Currency into your Community the Right Way

Introducing a virtual economy to a social network or multiplayer game can completely change a community. Money has a major influence on behavior, and when added to any…

Managed Hosting Doesn’t Have to Break the Bank

When you’re shopping for better cable service at home (and we’re always looking for better cable), wouldn’t you choose a company with a reputation for actually helping you…

It’s Not About What You Do, It’s About How You Do It!

The last time we talked about the plight of the creative entrepreneur, we discussed that the first step towards creative freedom meant each of us knowing our “why”….

Building an Animated Web Project Using a JavaScript Timeline

For the month of April, Media Temple was offered ad banner space on CodePen.io, an online community for sharing and exchanging front-end code snippets. It was an exciting…

Let “Why” Drive the Client Conversation

When I meet a new client, the first question I ask is “why”: “Why do you want a website?” This simple question becomes the starting point of a…

How To Scale Your Customer Support

Earlier this month, LiveChat interviewed (mt) Media Temple Support Manager Eric Shure. We’ve spent years building and scaling our support processes, and stay focused on the challenge of…

Protect your Domain! New ICANN Validation Rules.

On 1 January 2014, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, otherwise known as ICANN, instituted a policy whereby all domain registrants/owners are required to validate their…

Lessons Learned Running an Online Side Business Pt. 2

In the first post in this series, Keir Whitaker puts the modern entrepreneurial market into perspective exploring options and tools for creatives to start and run side businesses….

The First Step to Creative Independence: Start With “Why”

In our last discussion in this series on overcoming the plight of the creative entrepreneur, we defined the characteristics of the creative entrepreneur, we talked about the plight…

Lessons Learned Running an Online Side Business Pt. 1

Ecommerce has never been easier. However you only have to go back a decade and the landscape was very different. It was a world of extremes — high…