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Research and Choices You Make in Website Designs Can Make or Break Your Website

“Design Choices Can Cripple a Website”, by Nick Usborne on A List Apart, explores how the choices you make in choosing and creating a website design can make or break your site or blog. Here’s how design choice can make a difference Here are just a few of the design elements we have found can […]

Website Design Psychology

Majoring in business communications at university, and starting my own design and ad agency when I was still in high school, the psychology of advertising has always fascinated me. Stylegala’s Design Psychology is a brilliant essay on the thought process behind web page design – or what should be behind every web page design. Okay, […]

More Website Design Mistakes

We’ve covered web pages that suck, common validation errors, broken WordPress Themes, finding bad links, optimization, web standards, and bad writing, and now we’ve found another list of more website design and development mistakes you need to know about. 465 Berea Street – Web development mistakes, redux covers more of the more common website mistakes […]

Another How To Website Design Tutorial

I’m always looking for examples of step-by-step instructions and resources to help you learn more about website and blog design and layout. Here’s another one. Design in Flight’s article, “Soup to Nuts Making a CSS Based Layout Start to Finish” tackles a standard HTML layout and how to develop it. WordPress users should look at […]

Boycott Ugly Table Designed Blogs and Websites

I just heard about a great website. It came highly recommended. I was told that it was packed with tons of web design tips, techniques, and resources. I visit the site and it’s sure pretty and, indeed, packed with great web design tips, techniques, resources, and even a lot of references to web standards and […]

Website Development – Redesign Versus Realign

There is a myth in website design that once the site is designed you can sit on your laurels and just wait for traffic. There is another myth that once you’ve designed a website, it’s never ending tweaking. The first is definitely not true, as a website is a living entity, constantly undergoing changes and […]

A Gallery of Website Layout Designs and Ideas

Website Layout Cookbook – An Illustrated Reference for Designing Website Layouts showcases various website layouts in a catalog format for you or your client to browse looking for possible layout styles. As a reference for the web designer, this website provides over 500 layouts to use in planning and designing websites. Various elements such as […]

Top 9 Javascripts for Your Website or Blog Design

Code Coffee’s Top 9 Javascripts for Your Website is worth a look if you are using the full version of WordPress. However, be sure and take a look at how to use Javascript in WordPress before you incorporate these javascripts into your WordPress blog or site. The list includes Javascripts to help with forms, opening […]

Blog Exercises: Ingredients of a Well-Designed Site

I was asked by a student in my WordPress class recently what defined a “professional blog,” one that met all the criteria for a well-designed, well-formed site that met web standards. What a marvelous question! We brainstormed all the elements that make up a web standard site, and mixed in personal preferences of the students […]

Research on the WordPress, Web Development, and Web Design Job Market

In 2012 and 2013, I did extensive research for the grant program to develop and rewrite the Web Developer degree program at Clark College. This research included an analysis of current and future job opportunities for students graduating with that degree with a solid understanding of WordPress. Now that the program has completed its first […]

Prove It: What Makes You Trust a Website?

What makes you trust this site? What makes you trust me? What makes you trust any website you visit? What is it about the site that earns your trust? I’ve asked this question at most of the conferences and keynotes I’ve given over the past seven years: What makes you not trust a website? The […]

Web Design for God’s Audience: Learning from Church Web Development

Part of my joy in being an advocate for WordPress is showcasing how WordPress is used around the world. In a fascinating discussion with Darren Hoyt, Interviews with Church Designers looks at web design and WordPress blogs from a unique perspective: Christian churches, specifically American Christian churches. Like me, Darren admits he didn’t understand the […]

Building a Tourist Community Website With WordPress: Multilingual Contents and Translations

By Amir Helzer of ICanLocalize With your help beginning in the first post on how to build a tourist community website with WordPress, I’ve been so honored by your collaboration and help to improve my community’s new tourist site, Baripedia, representing my town, Bariloche in Argentina. With your guidance, you helped me determine which WordPress […]

Building a Tourist Community Website With WordPress: Navigation and Usability Rules

By Amir Helzer of ICanLocalize In Building a Tourist Community Website With WordPress: Content Rules, I described how our new tourist community website, Baripedia, has made the decision to hire a writing professional to rewrite and edit all the content on our site to make it professional, web-friendly, SEO-friendly, and easy to read. My decisions […]