Essential Design Skills All Web Designers Should Acquire

Thinking about becoming a web designer, eh? Or maybe you’re one already. No matter. What does is how you approach the task. Will you shuffle about, learning as you go? Or will you take a more calculated approach? I think a combination is best. After all, some things you can only learn by doing. And […]

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A Forecast of 2016 Web Design Trends

Web design trends change rapidly. They come and go. Websites today follow very different trends than they did just a year ago. As web designers, it’s helpful to know what the current and upcoming trends are. It can help you stay ahead of the competition and it can help you meet your client’s needs. Keep in […]

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Controlling Website Costs: Don’t Flail

If you’ve been doing web development for long, chances are good that you’ve had a client come to you with a project that they just can’t seem to finish. They’ve used at least three different developers, spent twice as much as their original budget, and you’re wondering how to break the news that you’ll have to start basically from scratch. A flailing project isn’t fun for anyone. In this week’s post we cover how to get an off track web project back under control.

Give Your Jetpack Themes a Boost

If you’re making themes, Jetpack allows you to easily add additional functionality to your themes in a consistent way without a lot of overhead — and without accidentally wandering into “plugin territory.” Here at Automattic, more and more of our themes take advantage of Jetpack to implement site logos, featured content sliders, testimonials, portfolios, food […]