We have a new featured seller this week from the MOJO Marketplace - WiniThemes. WiniThemes has been contributing to MOJO-Themes for a little over and year and in that time has brought us popular WordPress themes and HTML templates including Skywalker, iCook and Pluto. Thank you for being a featured seller WiniThemes – your $25 Amazon gift card is on it’s way.
1. The basics, tell us about yourself. What is your favorite band? What kind of car do you drive? What is your favorite city in the world?
Hi there, I am Marcel Sobieski. I’m 28 and coming from Chisinau, Moldova. I’m in software business since 2007, currently COO at Red Sky division in Moldova. My favorite music bands are Radiohead, Boards of Canada or Flying Lotus, however I’m able to enjoy any kind of music, from Mozart to Skrillex. I’m driving the new Ford Focus, which I find so far an excellent car, very young and dynamic. I love my own town Chisinau, although if talking about a favorite one, I opt for two: Istanbul, which is an amazing place, at the crossroad of cultures and continents, full of history, super people and great cuisine. And Havana, which doesn’t need more description, it’s a place where you always want to return and enjoy a cigar with rum along with a hot salsa dance.
2. What made you look at code? How old were you? Do you breathe code or do you enjoy other hobbies as well?
As a professional in IT business I’m since 2006, although I’ve never coded by myself, I’m rather a development manager. For this reason I’m pretty fortunate to always have a very intelligent team close to me, together creating pretty nice web2 and multimedia applications. Now we have n the queue 3 big applications all based and related to WordPress themes and templates, which we will share very soon with Mojo. Beside IT, I must admit I love travelling and all type of business development and opportunities; hopefully in May 2014 I’ll get the PhD.
3. What programs do you prefer for everyday programming?
It depends on everyone’s tastes, however we prefer NetBeans for reliability and out of the box features & Sublime for its speed and customizability. As for design – same old kit, Photoshop and CorelDRAW.
4. Why do you love working with WordPress and what would you recommend to the average developer looking to get into developing with WordPress?
WordPress is evolving fast. More and more websites are using WordPress and it proves that it’s worth it, because it’s the most user-friendly platform for content management; it is free and it offers a lot of features, widgets and plugins. Moreover, we recently had a post on our blog, called “The Current Capacity of WordPress”. Anyone interested can have a look at this nice infographic we did.
5. Tell us about some killer items you have coming soon to MOJO.
Thanks for asking this. At the minute, our designers are busy with several templates on the way. The next theme we are submitting shortly on Mojo, has a new and unique design, being a flat and square concept, with minimalist elements and perfect for any type of blog, being fully customizable and responsive on all devices. Also we want to target new template categories. For couples who are getting married we will provide them an exquisite wedding template with all the mandatory features. Beside that we have a real estate and an elegant magazine template on the way. From technical point of view, we are improving our framework, that will add even more options and will make the content management easier.
We are truly excited to see what comes next with you, WiniThemes and we’ve really appreciated all of your contributions to the MOJO Marketplace. Cheers!