We have been busy in the last few days putting the finishing touches to our online showcase of OWN INDUSTRIES work – OWN:G. Over at clutterlovers we have written a pretty exhaustive review of the whole shebang detailing the thought-process and work that went into the OWN:G showcase. If you like that kind of thing then check it out here!

Without more ado here is a quick visual overview of both OWN:G and the review at clutterlovers


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For those visitors who don´t visit clutterlovers here´s a quick rundown of  the important bits:

OWN:G is built using our own custom child theme owng-0.1

The child theme is based on the ninja-like theme framework thematic masterminded by Ian Stewart.

OWN:G makes heavy use of  the following WordPress Extenders

cformsII by Oliver Siedel …powerful and simple form creation (for dummies like us)

NextGEN Gallery by Alex Rabe …if you only install one plugin it should be this one

WP Super Cache by Donncha O Caoimh …fast, faster, WP Super Cache!

GD Press Tools by Milan Petrovic … no more scruffy SQL tables and database overheads plus a heap of cool tweaks for your WP Dashboard.

and finally…

OWN:G is deeply thankful to the following people who are all top geezahs and girrlz!

@kg-creative for his open, professional and helpful insights

@maddisondesigns for his honesty, enthusiasm and cool input

@alexheizer for his positive and warm feedback

@michelletrevino for her warm and encouraging praise

@g33kguy for his high end UI/UX expertise and huge ego boosting compliments

@standup4design for his most valued and crucial seal of approval

nuff said…


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“Genius is childhood recaptured”

Charles Baudelaire

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Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do…

Jack Kerouac (1922 – 1969)

**The Mighty Jack had sparkling moments of enlightenment in which he would frame his mindset and hang it on the wall for all to be equally enlightened. I regard him in such moments as a true Modern Day Bhudda**

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If one door of opportunity closes, don’t wait for other to open. Jump through the Window.

via twitter #quote

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“The best thing you can do is get good at being you”

Dennis the Menace

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“But let the mind beware, that though the flesh be bugged, the circumstances of existence are pretty glorious”

Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) The Dharma Bums

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“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away”
  – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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“Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity”


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 A genius is someone who shoots at a target no one else sees and hits it.


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A recent flurry of activity has led me to the decision to invest some time and effort into facelifting and rejuvenating OWNAGE.

The most important part will be the reworking of the design to bring OWNAGE into line with the “new” OWN INDUSTRIES Brand Identity, this will involve site wide changes to graphics and logos.

To improve speed and responsiveness of OWNAGE I will be reviewing the plug-in architecture, this will result in some plug-ins being deleted as well as new plug-ins being installed.

to complete the rejuvenation process I will be integrating more of my Social Networking Footprints into OWNAGE for example feeding my twitter updates and integration of my Tumblr and Posterous accounts, as well as direct linking to external profiles on other social networks.

Hopefully I will be able to give OWNAGE a new lease of life and make it an interesting and entertaining port of call on your daily forays in the interwebs