Category: Design & Development

Keep Your Website Secure and Fast: The Benefits of PHP 8.x

Understanding PHP: The Backbone of Your WordPress Site What is PHP? It is the scripting language upon which WordPress, and all its associated plugins, are built. Think of it as the language websites use to talk to each other. It controls how information is displayed, forms work, and plugins function. Since late 2015, the world […]

Responsive and Ready: The Importance of Mobile-Friendly WooCommerce Themes

Responsive-design and mobile friendly websites

The Mobile Commerce Revolution In the era of mobile dominance, an online store’s success is intrinsically tied to its mobile-friendliness. As users increasingly turn to smartphones for their shopping needs, having a responsive and mobile-friendly WooCommerce store is no longer an option—it’s a necessity. This comprehensive guide explores the critical importance of mobile-friendly WooCommerce themes/websites, […]

Revolutionizing Website Testing: WP Boom 2.0

Revolutionizing Website Testing WP Boom

In the fast-paced world of web development, ensuring the visual integrity and functionality of a website across various browsers and devices can be a challenge. Traditional testing methods often fall short, leaving developers struggling to catch bugs before they impact user experience. However, there is a new website testing tool that has come to revolutionize […]

New Year Resolution: Add E-commerce to Your Online Presence

The Benefits of Custom WooCommerce Development

Over the past year we have seen some major shifts in how people are shopping. According to Shopify, who surveyed 11 markets, 84% of consumers shopped online during the pandemic.¹ With more people sheltering in place and staying home, it’s not surprising that most people decided to shop online. This includes everything from groceries to […]

Website ADA Compliance

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Lawsuits targeting businesses with websites that are allegedly not ADA Compliant are on the rise. This trend started a few years ago and the first round of suits were filed against large companies like Dominoes and WinDixie, claiming that their websites were inaccessible to people with disabilities. Courts have upheld these claims, leading to a rash of new lawsuits. In fact, these types of cases have rapidly grown in the last few years from 815 in 2017 to over 3200 in 2019.

The Difference Between a $500 Website and a $5000 Website

It is certainly possible to find a web developer who will build you a $500 website. And that may be all that you or your business needs for the moment. But don’t be talked into thinking that you will be getting the same website that you would get if you paid $5000.

WordPress vs Webflow, Wix & Squarespace

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One of the fundamental differences between WordPress and the other platforms mentioned here. WordPress is freely available software that you can download and customize to whatever degree you want and host wherever you want. You are literally given the source code to WordPress which means you have full access to everything happening behind the scenes and “under the hood.” For all intents and purposes, this means that you own your site and have total control over its destiny.  Proprietary systems require that you pay them a fee to host your site on their platform.

How to Speed Up a Slow WordPress Website

Optimizing WordPress at a coffeehouse

The speed of your WordPress website is important for SEO and also for retaining site visitors and converting them to prospects or customers. Various studies by Google, CloudFlare and others have consistently found that bounce rates go down and conversion rates get better as site speed improves, sometimes dramatically. For example, according to Google, as page load time goes from 1s to 5s, the probability of a visitor bouncing increases 90%!

How To Prevent Your WordPress Website From Being Hacked

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Microsoft Windows has the largest worldwide market share of all operating systems. As a result, it’s also the number one target for virus writers. If you want your virus or malware to infect the most number of computers, you would logically write it for Windows. Similarly, WordPress has the largest market share among web platforms worldwide. And, like Windows, it’s also the number one targeted platform for hackers.

The Pros and Cons of Commercial WordPress Themes

One of the great things about WordPress is the thousands of high quality themes available for the platform. What is a theme? A WordPress theme defines the look-and-feel of your site, or its design. The theme contains a specific set of style sheets and templates that determine the fonts, colors, styles and layouts of the […]

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Keep Your Website Secure and Fast: The Benefits of PHP 8.x

Understanding PHP: The Backbone of Your WordPress Site What is PHP? It is the scripting language upon which WordPress, and… more

Responsive and Ready: The Importance of Mobile-Friendly WooCommerce Themes

The Mobile Commerce Revolution In the era of mobile dominance, an online store's success is intrinsically tied to its mobile-friendliness.… more

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