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  • The 10 best WordPress themes for designers

    November 27, 2018 by Tara Malone

    When you’re setting up your designer website, there are an endless number of WordPress themes to sort through. It can feel overwhelming to scroll through the options and try to decide which theme is best for your site. For designers, it’s essential to have a theme that is customizable, is aesthetically pleasing, and that reflects…

  • How to improve a WordPress site’s performance with minification

    November 19, 2018 by Will Morris

    Site speed remains a perennial concern for pretty much all site owners. While there are several ways you can improve your site’s speed, there’s one often-overlooked (yet highly effective) technique to consider – minification. In simple terms, minification optimizes your site’s code to make it smaller in size and more efficient to run. While this…

  • 2018 Black Friday deals for web designers

    November 16, 2018 by Carleen Glenn

    Who doesn’t love a good discount, right? And with Black Friday right around the corner, there are some incredible deals out there for web designers that you won’t want to miss. From themes and plugins to tangible goods, you can find deals on just about anything this year. To help you prepare for this weekend of…

  • How to use CSS breakpoints to create responsive designs

    November 10, 2018 by Ananda Projapati

    Success of a website depends a lot on user experience. These days, a user can access a website from many devices of different sizes, and providing an equal user experience on each device can be a challenge. This is where CSS breakpoints are beneficial in responsive design, but CSS breakpoints have remained one of the…

  • How to get started with Local by Flywheel for your WordPress development environment

    November 7, 2018 by Will Morris

    While most websites are (naturally) hosted online, there are plenty of situations in which you may want to create a local WordPress site. For example, you might need to set up a staging environment to develop your site before it goes live, require a safe place to experiment with designs, or perform troubleshooting. In any…

  • How to use CSS and SVG clipping and masking techniques

    November 6, 2018 by Abbey Fitzgerald

    SVGs are great for working on the web, and clipping and masking allow for some interesting ways to show or hide pieces of your web graphics. Using these techniques also allows for more flexibility with your designs because you do not have to manually make changes and create new images – it’s all done with code….

  • How to prepare your eCommerce website for Black Friday (and beyond!)

    October 31, 2018 by Britt Pollock

    The holidays are right around the corner, and as an eCommerce site owner, there are a million things to do. You’ve already been planning your holiday sale and prepping your stock. Especially if you’re running a big holiday sale, you want to make sure your site can handle the traffic as everyone does their holiday…

  • 8 ways to improve your WordPress website navigation

    October 25, 2018 by Joseph Jones

    A good user experience is what every website and blog should provide to its audience. It doesn’t matter if you use a web development platform or a CMS (content management system), your website has to have the customer journey in mind. How will a user find a specific page on my website? How will they…

  • Why brand guidelines are important (and how to create them)

    October 24, 2018 by Mandy Mowers

    “A bad logo used consistently is infinitely more valuable than even the best logo used inconsistently.” – Drew Davies, Oxide Design Co. Brand guidelines are a key part of the final deliverables you should be handing over to a design client. These guidelines help ensure that everyone on the client’s team can maintain consistency as…

  • How to make a custom 404 page in a WordPress child theme

    October 23, 2018 by Abbey Fitzgerald

    No matter how well designed and architected your website is, users will encounter a 404 page at some point. It can be something as simple as typing in a URL with a spelling error. For example, if you have a contact page found at www.website.com/contact and someone tries to land on www.website.com/contacts, there’s a good…

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