How To

  • 7 SEO essentials that all web designers need to know

    September 5, 2017 by Amy Copadis

    Web designers and SEO experts tend to butt heads. Why? Because, while these two elements are absolutely essential to any website, they sometimes work against each other. While designers are focused on giving the user a great visual experience, SEO experts are concerned about giving search engines a realistic view of the site. Without design,…

  • How to use YouTube videos to drive traffic to your website

    August 30, 2017 by Amy Copadis

    We all want more traffic on our blog or website. Traffic is what gets us seen, draws clients to us, and helps us build our businesses. If you’re already using a blog to promote your design or web development business, you’re off to a great start. Today, however, we’re going to discuss a tool that…

  • How to add a sticky back-to-top button on your website

    August 18, 2017 by Abbey Fitzgerald

    In the last few years or so, back-to-top buttons (or scroll-to-top buttons) have increased in popularity. When a user scrolls past a certain point on the website, this helpful button appears, enabling users to easily return to the top of a page. It’s an especially useful feature given how much content is shared on a…

  • How to combine Flexbox and CSS grids for efficient layouts

    August 15, 2017 by Abbey Fitzgerald

    In the past, CSS float properties were one of the main methods for arranging elements on a website. And if you’ve ever worked that way, you know that it’s not always ideal for complex layouts. Luckily in the modern era of web design, aligning elements has become much more streamlined thanks to Flexbox and CSS…

  • How to do a basic accessibility audit

    August 9, 2017 by Adam Soucie

    So you’ve been learning a lot about accessibility lately, but now you want to check your site yourself and see where you need to improve. How do you go about doing that? It’s time for an accessibility audit! In this tutorial, I’ll show you the ropes on a basic accessibility audit that will get you…

  • How to make animated screenshots of design work for your portfolio

    July 31, 2017 by Abbey Fitzgerald

    After your latest web design is done and you’re ready to add the project to your portfolio, it’s time to show it off. Your website visitors (and prospective clients!) will want to see the awesome website or application in action. Great imagery is key, and in the digital space, there will be times when you…

  • How to test your WordPress site for mobile usability problems

    July 25, 2017 by Nico Ghibaudy

    When’s the last time you walked into a store and had trouble finding what you were looking for? Do you remember feeling frustrated? Unsatisfied? In a lot of ways, the layout of a store is similar to the layout of your website, in that visitors should easily be able to find what they’re looking for….

  • 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…

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