It was 2009 and I was sitting on the floor between sessions at WordCamp Birmingham, talking to Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress. An announcement came on about the next session starting. I turned to Matt. “Well,” I said, “I really need to go to this next session. It’s about building a theme from scratch and, I hate to admit I’ve never built a theme from scratch.”
He looked at me straight on, furrowed his brow, and said, “I don’t know why anyone would want to build a theme from scratch.”
In that moment, I felt as if I’d been absolved by The Pope!
Let me tell you why… [Read more…]