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Daman Bahner is a freelance web developer and designer, with extensive experience in Wordpress, CSS/HTML, and Adobe Creative Suite. He dreams of technological open gardens, and attempts to add bacon to all food groups.

• Available for engagements of an advisory or consulting nature depending on my suitability an… Read More
Daman Bahner is a freelance web developer and designer, with extensive experience in Wordpress, CSS/HTML, and Adobe Creative Suite. He dreams of technological open gardens, and attempts to add bacon to all food groups.

• Available for engagements of an advisory or consulting nature depending on my suitability and mutual interest level in the project.
• 1-on-1 digital education/coaching, digital/social media workshop training, public speaking, product demo.
• Wordpress, Joomla, eCommerce, Social Media, Project Management or any combination thereof.

Specialties:Web Design/Hosting/Consulting, Small to Midsize company branding strategies, Business Communication/Networking Integration & Implementation, Social Media Strategy Read Less
  • Freelance Web Designer and Front-End Developer
    Freelance — Seattle, WA, USA
  • Digital Marketing Manager/Web Developer
    Outsource Marketing — Issaquah, WA, USA
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YouTube Sensation Tay Zonday Moves His Music With Waterfall Mobile

People’s Choice Nominee for “Chocolate Rain” Offers Ringtones, Mobile Subscriptions, and More via the Msgme Platform

2008 International CES
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tay Zonday and Waterfall Mobile announced today the successful launc… Read More
YouTube Sensation Tay Zonday Moves His Music With Waterfall Mobile

People’s Choice Nominee for “Chocolate Rain” Offers Ringtones, Mobile Subscriptions, and More via the Msgme Platform

2008 International CES
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tay Zonday and Waterfall Mobile announced today the successful launch of Zonday’s direct-to-consumer mobile community powered by Waterfall Mobile’s Msgme platform. Zonday’s fans can text TAY to 67463 to join for free and then purchase official Chocolate Rain and Internet Dream ringtones, learn and interact with Tay himself, and even purchase Zonday wallpapers. Fans can also visit www.tayzonday.com or http://www.myspace.com/tayzonday to sign up as well as preview the ringtones.

“Tay is a shining example of how the web can create unprecedented relationships between artists and fans by exposing music to a huge audience”
Nominated this year for “Favorite User-Generated Video” for the People’s Choice Awards, Zonday is a bona fide YouTube phenomenon. One of only 100 users who belong to the YouTube partner program, his videos have generated over 18 million views. His unique voice is frequently compared to James Earl Jones, Barry White, Paul Robeson and Brad Roberts.

“Tay is a shining example of how the web can create unprecedented relationships between artists and fans by exposing music to a huge audience,” said Daman Bahner, Zonday’s personal manager. “With Waterfall’s Msgme platform, we extended our reach into the mobile channel. In minutes, we developed and deployed our mobile strategy enhancing the fan’s ability to engage with Tay and his music while also creating significant revenue opportunities.”

“Waterfall’s technology empowers any media owner to launch a mobile campaign without any infrastructure or training,” said Matt Silk, Executive Vice President of Waterfall Mobile. “With Msgme, the mobile channel joins the Internet as a marketing channel for everyone regardless of whether you are a Fortune 500 brand, start up or individual with an innovative property.”

Zonday will be performing this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas for Intel and has been featured in print media such as The Los Angeles Times, The Toronto Star, Yahoo! News, E! Online, The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune’s Redeye, The Minneapolis Star Tribune and PEOPLE Magazine. His television appearances include VH1’s "Best Week Ever," G4TV’s "Attack Of The Show," ABC’s "Jimmy Kimmel Live," CNN’s "Saturday Newsroom" and CW's "Online Nation." His television features include NBC's "Last Call with Carson Daly" and ABC's "I-Caught." He has interviewed with radio’s "The Opie & Anthony Show," "The Playboy Morning Radio Show," and dozens of other regional broadcasts in the United States, Europe and the Pacific.

About Waterfall Mobile

Waterfall Mobile helps companies of all types and sizes get the mobile channel flowing via a user-friendly, web-based technology platform designed to reach the 243 million mobile phones currently deployed by U.S. mobile carriers. Waterfall Mobile’s products include AlertU and its flagship service, Msgme. Waterfall's web-based platform brings unprecedented flexibility and ease of use to mobile content distribution. Founded in 2005, Waterfall Mobile is located in San Francisco, California. For more information, please visit www.waterfallmobile.com or text wm to 67463. Read Less
FIND YOUR DEVELOPER FIRST

It might make things a bit easier

This is a short one, but as I’m up late again wrangling a client’s purchased template to match their vision, this popped in my head.

Wordpress is a wonderful platform. Flawed, sure. Are there other CMS solutions that are significantly more sophisti… Read More
FIND YOUR DEVELOPER FIRST

It might make things a bit easier

This is a short one, but as I’m up late again wrangling a client’s purchased template to match their vision, this popped in my head.

Wordpress is a wonderful platform. Flawed, sure. Are there other CMS solutions that are significantly more sophisticated? Of course. But with Wordpress’s ubiquity in the non-tech sector eye (it’s probably the only one with mainstream name recognition) the freelance web developer often finds themselves working with it.

Fortunately there are endless plugins and resources to help one shape it into the type of site wanted.

The one beef (and it’s lean beef, not marbled or textured) with how things work out is 90% of the time the developer comes after the average client realizes “holy shit, I have no idea how to make this template look like the demo.”

A friendly tip to those looking to build sites for their business, hobby, school, church, etc—find a developer whose work you like before you lock into a template selection. Odds are, this person has been exposed to hundreds if not thousands of the templates out there, and based on what your desired solution is, will be able to:

• Save you money wasted on the wrong template
• Be able to offer pros/cons of the different major template sources (WooThemes, ElegantThemes, Themeforest) vs some of the hardcore standalone frameworks (Thesis, Genesis).
• Recommend a solution that is most compatible with your level of expertise if it’s your desire to maintain your own site.

All in all, I have mixed feelings on this. Microsoft has employed two or more generations of technical people because of the limitations and instabilities of it’s platform (yes, team here). If Wordpress didn’t require some wrangling, I’d have a lot less work,and there would be a lot fewer people who felt ambitious enough to get started with their own web presence.

Anyway, the chamomile tea is kicking in, I wanted to start a WP area in my new little home at @Medium, and figured this post was a good place to start.

My friends, may your coffee be freshly Joulied and your plugins remain strong with the next upgrade! Read Less
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