Video Is A Powerful Marketing Tool Consumers of social media (and that’s most of us) are already intuitively aware of the attention-grabbing power of video. A combination of colour and movement interrupt our impulse to scroll down in pursuit of the next tasty, tasty morsel of novelty. Marketers have long since twigged on this, and […]
The Proposed WordPress Developer Code Of Honour Over at WPShout Fred Meyer has published a proposed Code Of Honour for WordPress developers. The article is address to developers of SME websites and is addressed to both developers and their clients. It addresses problems with SME website projects and puts forth a solution in the form […]
How to improve your search engine results. Conclusions based on Google’s documentation for it’s own staff members.
Speed Matters Users of the web have ever-increasing expectations. These days users expect content to be delivered swiftly and smoothly, and with as few obstacles as possible. A slowdown measurable in microseconds can affect conversion rates and thus the profitibility of your website. Google made speed an index ranking factor five years ago. Amazon discovered […]
I’m often approached by people asking the questions “How much does a website cost?”. The questioner is often someone who has never owned a web property before. Sometimes the questioner has (or does) own a site. But they need to know how much it will cost to build a new site. The answer is always […]
A while ago I posted a list of free sources of images for web design. I’ll be using this post to maintain lists of free web design resources and assets. There will be some commercial sources in this list as well. But I’ll be keeping the emphasis on free materials. The point is to find […]
Wherein I compare those things called “frontend frameworks” and hopefully bring Bourbon to the attention of more developers. Following is a light, comparative review of some frontend frameworks. I give a glimpse into the existing landscape. Context: Bootstraps Dominance Presently and for at least two years or so, the most popular “front-end framework” has been […]
I’ve created a new page outlining a conditional offer for consulting for community groups for reduced fees. If you are an under-resourced individual or a group in need of web development then get in touch.
Can This Tool Help Me Build My Site Faster? That’s the question I ask when I look at new tools. And it’s one of the ultimate benchmark tests that I consider when assess any new tool or process. My core toolset is entirely programmatic. I either build custom themes from scratch, build child themes on […]
At first I didn’t understand the point of Aesop Story Engine. I installed it in a local test instance of wordpress, and started using it. Initially all I could see that it let me add blocks of content via the editor. But members of the wordpress design and development community whose opinion I really trust […]