ABOUT DIVI DUDE
D ivi Dude is the alter ego of David Ligon, owner of Sacramento, California based advertising and public relations firm Ligon Media. He started his Divi Dude YouTube channel in 2016, at which time he also launched the Divi Dude website.
David has been building websites for his clients ever since he first ventured out on his own in 2001, using Macromedia’s (now Adobe) Dreamweaver and coding in html. Then he played around with php and designed sites using that. He then began dabbling in Flash (another Macromedia product) and built several client websites using that medium. When the iPhone came along and put the kibosh on Flash, he migrated over to designing websites utilizing CSS heavily. Then came WordPress, where around 2010 he started building WordPress templates for himself and clients.
In 2016, he discovered Elegant Themes, and learned he didn’t have to hand-code these WordPress templates anymore, because others had already done the work for him. He purchased a lifetime subscription right around the time that Divi was launched. And he hasn’t looked back since.
David’s professional work has been recognized in Sacramento media, including this article on a website he built in The Sacramento Business Journal. One of his short films was featured in the book But I Digress, which can be found on Amazon.
Although DiviDude.com is a tutorial-based website, featuring mostly WordPress tutorials for Divi, David’s background is primarily as a writer, photographer and filmmaker. Which is why the website will also dabble from time-to-time in these mediums as well.
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