One of the goals I have with the Hybrid theme is to make it a great tool for both designers and developers to extend. I want these people to have opportunities to make some extra cash while doing it. I’d also like for users to have a place to easily find people that can do custom work for them.
First, I wanted to get Hybrid to a point where it would be robust enough as a development tool. I wanted it lightweight enough to be easy to style without major complications. I believe the recent release of version 0.6 puts us at that point.
Opening a services page
Since Theme Hybrid first came online, I’ve had a job board for developers, designers, and users to post on. While this has served as a great meeting spot for many that need someone to custom design their child themes, I don’t feel like it really opens up enough opportunities for our developers and designers.
What I’d like to do is put up a list of trusted people that are willing to offer their services. The idea would be to have a dedicated page with contact information and links to portfolios for people that want to create child themes, plugins, and other custom work for the Theme Hybrid community.
I’m still ironing out the ideas for this, but I figured it was time to open up the floor.
I’d like for designers and developers to be able to expand their portfolio of work and have ties within the community. I get tons of requests for custom jobs with Hybrid. It’d be great to be able to send those people to a page on this site and tell them to pick someone rather than just telling them I don’t have the time.
What I’m looking for
The main thing I’m looking for is trust. I think most members of the community here have a certain level of trust in the advice I offer. If I’m endorsing you as someone to contact for custom work, I want to know that members of the community here will be treated with respect and that you’ll be helpful.
I have no strict rules in the type of people I’m looking for, but the ideal candidates are:
- People that have designed a custom child theme on top of Hybrid.
- Familiarity with the WordPress and Hybrid action and filter hook system.
- People that participate in the support and community forums.
- Those that know have an intimate knowledge of CSS.
- Developers that have written custom functions and/or plugins for Hybrid.
These are just some things I have in mind. Nothing is set in stone. Even if you don’t meet those requirements, I’d like to hear from you.
Do you want to be a custom developer/designer at Theme Hybrid?
I hope to put up the initial page on this site within a week. But, the door will always be open if you want to get on the list later.
If you’re interested in this, feel free to contact me. Don’t hesitate to ask any questions or even offer additional ideas.