As you would imagine, theme development is something we do quite a lot of here at the company. With around 4-5 new theme projects in the works at any given moment, and 49 themes in our directory in total (which means active maintenance and further development of those as well), we have our hands rather full. (more…)
When first jumping on the Envato train as a theme author, no one really knows where the rails are heading. There are no manuals or steps to follow that would guarantee the success of your ThemeForest themes. What’s even worse, the word goes that for those too late to the Envato party, the train has long left the station. (more…)
A question “Do you like WordPress page builders?” is somewhat similar to what if Dumbledore asked “Do you love Harry Potter?” If you are Hermione, you answer is yes. If you are the Dark Lord… Well, you get the idea. It’s the same with so renowned WordPress drag-and-drop page builders – whether you like them or not generally depends on who you are. (more…)
Ever since the latter half of 2015, the concept of Accelerated Mobile Pages for WordPress as well as other website technologies has been in discussion. Web developers, WordPress people, SEO experts, and everyone else associated with content creation or management has been talking about the AMP Project.
But what exactly is the AMP Project? We know that “Accelerated Mobile Pages” refers to something that can, well, accelerate your pages on the mobile. Ideally, a website using AMP should load faster and provide a better UX overall as compared to one that doesn’t use AMP, all other things being constant. (more…)
But would they be right? Is PSD to HTML really done?
Or maybe we’re missing something here… (more…)
WordPress theme design can at first seem rather daunting; even for seasoned web designers. The simplest of themes seem to be made up of multiple files that are somehow interconnected.
But the good news is this: There is a logical system behind the confusion. If you’re willing to roll up your sleeves and learn a little PHP, you can turn your static HTML designs into dynamic WordPress websites.
You could of course use our services instead, but we like to give you a choice!
In this article I want to start by focusing on the key mistake that most would-be WordPress theme designers make when it comes to working with the WordPress theme template hierarchy, then go on to give you a broad overview of how WordPress themes should come together. (more…)
The 6 Step Process of Designing a WordPress Site From Top to Bottom Quickly (& In a Way That Your Client Will Love)
Some designers hate WordPress.
They say WordPress limits their creativity.
They say it’s not really as easy to use as some think it is, and that clients tend to be very confused when interacting with it.
They say it’s difficult to convert a modern design into a usable theme.
And, here’s the kicker, they are right.
At least partly.
WordPress is not perfect as a web development platform, especially when working with clients. That’s why we need to adapt a certain approach if we want to make them happy (read: so they will pay us). (more…)