Beginner’s Guide to WordPress User Roles and Permissions

WordPress uses a concept of Roles, designed to give the site owner the ability to control what users can and cannot do within the site. A site owner can manage the user access to such tasks as writing and editing posts, creating Pages, creating categories, moderating comments, managing plugins, managing themes, and managing other users, by assigning a specific role to each of the users.

Popular Screen Resolutions: Designing for All

In today’s world, there are a plethora of devices for people to choose from and it can be daunting to try to accommodate and build for the best experiences on all devices. However, it’s important to stay up-to-date with the most popular screen sizes and resolutions when designing web and mobile sites. A site that is optimized and responsive makes for an easier user flow and ultimately, an enjoyable experience for your audience.

Are H1 Tags Necessary for Ranking? [SEO Experiment]

In earlier days of search marketing, SEOs often heard the same two best practices repeated so many times it became implanted in our brains: Wrap the title of your page in H1 tags and use one — and only one — H1 tag per page. Google grew better at content analysis and understanding how the pieces of the page fit together. Given how often publishers make mistakes with HTML markup, it makes sense that they would try to figure it out for themselves.

Love at First Site: WordPress and Small Business

WordPress has been around for more than 15 years. It’s the market-leading online publishing software that enables you to create self-controlled, fully functional websites on your own turf. With almost a third of the Internet running on WordPress, it’s no wonder that so many small business owners fell in love with it.

9 of the Best Animation Libraries for UI Designers

Front-end web design has been through a revolution in the last decade. In the late 2000s, most of us were still designing static magazine layouts. Nowadays, we’re building “digital machines” with thousands of resizing, coordinated, moving parts.

So You Want to Persuade Users? Make Things Simple!

AIDA is an acronym used in marketing and advertising to describe the stages that a customer goes through in the purchase process. The stages of Attention, Interest, Desire and Action, generically follow a series of cognitive (thinking) and affective (feeling) stages culminating in a behavioral (doing e.g. purchase or trial) stage. This should sound familiar since this is what we do through design, especially persuasive design.

Lead Generation: Website Best Practices

A visitor takes action, a contact form is submitted, a lead is born. A lead generation website has a specific set of pages, each with specific elements. Each element aligns with the expectations and psychology of the visitor and the marketing program of the business. Let’s break it down.

50+ Frequently Asked Questions About WordPress

We thought we’d share and expand on some of the most common questions we’ve been asked about WordPress! We’ll cover tons of topics including: About WordPress, Installing WordPress, WordPress Basics, WordPress Blogging, WordPress Pages, Customizing WordPress, WordPress SEO, Speeding Up WordPress, WordPress Security, and Making Money with WordPress.

Rethinking drag and drop

Drag and drop is an intuitive way of moving and rearranging things. The good people at Atlassian have recently released react-beautiful-dnd which makes drag and drop for lists on the web more beautiful, natural and accessible. The core design idea of react-beautiful-dnd is physicality: users need to feel like they are moving physical objects around.

Copywriting for mobile

Reading on a mobile device is different from reading on a desktop, mainly because the screen is much smaller. Texts appear stretched on a mobile device, as people have to scroll much more. Besides that, people reading from a mobile device can be anywhere. Lots of people use their mobile device ‘on the go’, while also doing other things. Their attention span and their concentration are very limited. That’s what makes writing for mobile challenging.