3 tips for managing lots of WordPress sites
Morgan Ryan

Morgan Ryan

Morgan Ryan manages The Layout and is the Content Editor for Flywheel. She loves to travel, occasionally gets super into yoga, and can usually be found walking her dog or playing video games. Connect with her on the Twitterverse or shoot her an email here.

  • 3 tips for managing lots of WordPress sites

    January 19, 2017 by Morgan Ryan

    When you’re managing lots of WordPress sites, it’s quite the task just to keep track of them all, let alone do the design work you were hired to do. You’ll be juggling multiple deadlines, working with lots of clients, and managing several employees, all while trying to keep those creative juices flowing. If you’re not prepared…

  • The best free fonts to download in 2017

    January 17, 2017 by Morgan Ryan

    As any designer knows, the font you choose for a design can make or break the project. It’s critical that your font choice conveys the correct emotion you’re trying to evoke. Some script fonts, for example, may look sophisticated and elegant, while others look sloppy and messy. Clients may not understand the difference between a serif…

  • The best 2016 Year in Review sites

    January 13, 2017 by Morgan Ryan

    Year in Review sites never fail to push the boundaries of design, making them wonderful sources of inspiration. From fabulous layouts with effective hierarchy to inspiring graphics and photography, these microsites always seem to find a way to do it all (and make it work well). To kick off the new year, check out some of our…

  • 17 inspiring web design conferences to attend in 2017

    January 12, 2017 by Morgan Ryan

    Web design conferences are the perfect venue for learning new tricks, making real connections, and finding inspiration to achieve all of your wildest design dreams this year. From small local events to some of the largest conferences in the world, there are lots and lots to choose from. Whether you’re ready to try talking at…

  • Why you need a WordPress staging area and how to use one

    January 10, 2017 by Morgan Ryan

    When you manage a WordPress site, eventually there will come a day when you need to make some changes to it. That could mean just some simple tweaks to the theme or an update to a plugin, but either way, your site will change just a bit. And when you have to make those updates, it…

  • 7 free goal setting worksheets for designers

    January 2, 2017 by Morgan Ryan

    It’s a new year, which means it’s time to set some goals and prep for all of the amazing things you’re going to do with your business this year. As you’re working through your plans for 2017, don’t just think about them – write them down. By taking the time to write out your goals,…

  • 7 easy ways to make your WordPress site sparkle in 2017

    December 29, 2016 by Morgan Ryan

    2017 is just around the corner, which means it’s the perfect time for a brand new site – or at least some simple updates! We believe you’re going to do some amazing things in the new year, so before you get too swamped with new clients and projects, follow these quick tips to make your…

  • 2017 New Year’s resolutions for designers

    December 28, 2016 by Morgan Ryan

    The new year is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start reflecting on the highs and lows of the past 12 months and planning any changes for 2017! Even if resolutions aren’t really your thing, the end of the year is still a great time to do a little housekeeping and prep…

  • Our 25 best WordPress and design articles from 2016

    December 22, 2016 by Morgan Ryan

    2016 was full of fantastic new trends in the world of web design. From new CSS tutorials to WordPress best practices to practical advice for growing your agency, we covered it all on The Layout. To make sure you don’t miss our greatest content from the year, we’ve rounded up our most popular stories so you can…

  • Pantone’s Color of the Year 2017 design inspiration

    December 9, 2016 by Morgan Ryan

    It’s here, the moment the design world has been waiting for: the announcement of Pantone’s Color of the Year 2017! In case you missed the news, the official color of 2017 is “Greenery,” a refreshing and revitalizing shade of neutral green. Inspired by the wonderful, natural world around us, Greenery is a yellow-green shade that’s both…

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