How To

  • How to create a WordPress video gallery

    July 19, 2017 by Aris Apostolopoulos

    It’s 2017 and the internet is nothing like it used to be five or six years ago. Nowadays, online video is not just a necessity but as important as olive oil in a Greek salad, as essential as some suspense in a Stephen King story, or as effective as a manager in an artist’s success,…

  • How to use skip links to make your WordPress site more accessible

    July 5, 2017 by Adam Soucie

    In our introduction to accessibility series, we talked about the basis for the various Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). Now it’s time to take the next step by looking at some of the key guidelines and showing you how to make your site more accessible. Let’s start with bypass blocks, more commonly known as skip…

  • How to upgrade your WordPress site to PHP 7 (and why you should!)

    June 22, 2017 by Morgan Ryan

    If you’re a WordPress site owner, PHP 7 is likely on your radar. (And if it isn’t yet, it should be!) PHP alone is an incredibly important part of all WordPress sites – it’s basically what makes them work. PHP 7, however, is an amazing advancement for this already powerful language that can provide your site…

  • How to add custom fields to the WooCommerce checkout page

    June 19, 2017 by Moses Ngari

    Powering 28% of all online stores, WooCommerce is the most popular eCommerce platform on the web. With that in mind, the probability of coming across it in your day-to-day development work is very high. Getting familiar with it will go a long way in increasing your value in the highly competitive web design/web development market….

  • How to customize Facebook Open Graph and Twitter Card meta tags

    June 13, 2017 by Daisy Suman

    Picture this: You are ready with the perfect blog post and an eye-catching featured image to go with it. But the moment you share it on Facebook or Twitter, the image gets cropped at the wrong places. Worse still, there is either no image or the image is so small that it is easy to…

  • How to add a custom scrollbar to WordPress with jQuery

    June 8, 2017 by Moses Ngari

    The scrollbar is arguably the most neglected browser element when it comes to design. Pretty much all browsers and operating systems display it differently. Some detail-oriented clients and designers may have noticed the inconsistent look and feel of the scrollbar across these different touch points. If you are one of these people, today is your…

  • How to create SVG animations with CSS

    June 1, 2017 by Abbey Fitzgerald

    Web animation is all the rage these days, and there’s no limit to what you can design with SVGs. If you’re ready to try it out on your own site, knowing basic animation concepts will help you build out more complex designs. SVGs are great for animation on the web because they’re scalable and resolution…

  • An introduction to accessibility: Part 3

    May 17, 2017 by Adam Soucie

    In the first article in our overview of accessibility, we discussed the standards of a site being perceivable. In the next, we talked about the requirements for a site to be operable. For the last article in our accessibility overview, we’ll cover the final two tenets of accessible websites: understandable and robust. Understandable, on the…

  • An introduction to accessibility: Part 2

    May 10, 2017 by Adam Soucie

    In the first article in our overview of accessibility, we discussed the standards of a site being perceivable. This essential first step is crucial, but is far from the entire picture. Once we’ve made a site or piece of digital content perceivable, we must make sure the user can take the next step and interact…

  • An introduction to accessibility: Part 1

    May 3, 2017 by Adam Soucie

    Accessibility is a term you keep hearing, but may not fully understand. This is in part because the word itself can be a bit confusing. The root word, access, makes the concept seem tied to things like passwords. If users can “access” your site, accessibility is checked off. If only it were that simple. Web…

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