Essential WordPress Plugins

WordPress plugins are additional “apps” that enhance the functionality of WordPress. WordPress works quite well “out of the box”, but chances are you’ll be installing several plugins before your new site is ready to go live. The best...

Images & WordPress

Before uploading images or photos to a website, they need to be checked and optimized. This is important not only to avoid long downloads – especially important when viewed on alternate media  – and can to boost SEO results. Things to consider and optimize...

WordPress Widgets

Widgets are an integral part of any WordPress theme, and their locations and options change depending the theme structure. Widgets are small pieces of functionality (PHP code) that can be placed in widget locations within a theme. Widgets can be simple text (a text...

Configuring WordPress – Basic Structure and Menus

Populating the WordPress website, adding pages, posts, categories and setting up menus. Pages are static pages that can be edited, but generally remain the same. Pages do not get archived, once edited the old content is overwritten. Posts are texts that are displayed...

Child Themes in WordPress

WordPress uses “themes” to display the content of the database. The theme determines what the end user sees. Deciding which theme to use is determined by the site requirements, and some research may be needed to find the perfect fit. Whether it’s a...

WordPress – CMS – Basics and More

Gone are the days when a website could get away using simple static HTML code. With the ever increasing use of  ‘alternate media’ websites now need to be responsive for a good viewer experience. They also need to be dynamic, easily managed (often by...

Introduction to Twitter Bootstrap

Bootstrap is a set of tools including CSS, (& LESS) and jQuery that are designed to provide a the basis for a grid based responsive website. Download the files from http://getbootstrap.com/ (version 3) Version 3 is structured to be “mobile first”...

July 2013 – CSS Responsive Menu

When your website has it’s main navigation as tabs across the top of the page, how will these appear when viewed on alternate media? If the design is to be “responsive”, ie: elements wrap down into columns depending on the available screen width, the...

June 2013 Design and Styling

Window Dressing – You can design a website, and then worry about content, or you can get the content up-and-running in a rudimentary fashion, and worry about the ‘design’ later. But it’s more than just window dressing. Usability is key. Join us as we tackle a quick...