Tips & Tricks for Managing Efficient WordPress Websites

by Jake Rocheleau
on June 23, 2014

in Wordpress

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One of the easiest CMS engines to learn is WordPress. They have a free service where newbies can sign up to learn the system without committing to a full domain name. Once you get a personal server there are many additional benefits, however it can become more confusing to manage an entire WordPress website. Thankfully there’s a ton of resources online for learning how to utilize WordPress to its fullest potential.

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In this guide I want to share a few tips for managing your own efficient & speedy WordPress website. The system may seem confusing at first but it’s really easy to learn with a bit of time. Practicing the backend will make everything else a lot easier to grasp, and this includes customizing plugins or theme files.

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What You Absolutely Must Know Before You Form a Web Design Partnership

by Laura Spencer
on June 20, 2014

in Business/Freelance

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Should you work with a freelance design partner?

The answer is “maybe.”

Not every freelancer is cut out to be in a partnership. And not every pair of freelance designers who decide to work together succeed.

For many, working with a freelancing partner is the best thing that ever happened to them. But for others, forming a partnership results in nothing but chaos and misery.

What’s the difference?

That’s an excellent question, and one that we’ll explore in this post. We’ll look at why some partnerships work and others don’t. I’ll also provide five tips to help you form a working web design partnership.

If you liked this post, you may also like 10 Essential Guidelines for Freelance Collaboration.

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Pixel Accurate Parallax Sites? Join Webydo’s Code-Free Experience (sponsored)

by iulian
on June 18, 2014

in Sponsored

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We’re at a pivotal time where it is important to create engaging and memorable websites for our clients, and to find platforms that will help us to achieve this along the way. One of the most important names in the industry is Webydo, which provides a web design platform that allows designers to create websites from the ground up without writing any code. The newest feature addition is Webydo’s pixel accurate, code-free Parallax Scrolling Animator that enables creative individuals to add this eye-catching and highly interactive effect to their projects.

Parallax Scrolling Animations gives you the power to define the way your site’s pages move and changes as viewers scroll through it and has easily become one of the most talked about trends in web design industry at the moment. To add to the conversation is Webydo’s recent feature release of their code-free Parallax Scrolling Animator. This new feature to their platform will enable web creators to add Parallax Scrolling to their projects without having to know how to code. Webydo is offering 3,000 invites on a first come first serve basis to participate in its closed beta trial. All readers have to do is sign up and do it quickly, the offer lasts 7 days and the invites are snatched up fast. Last week, 2,000 invites were put up and they were gone in less than 1.5h.

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Gridgum’s Mammoth June $2000 Giveaway (sponsored)

by iulian
on June 17, 2014

in Giveaways Sponsored

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Gridgum is a marketplace that seeks to provide the best responsive themes available. For a developer, Gridgum is a great place to sell your themes. As a customer you can find a great variety of responsive themes, some of them including an installation and setup package to help you get going.

Browsing through this marketplace’s galleries you will find templates developed with a wide variety of frameworks such as Bootstrap, Foundation or Skeleton. If you’re shopping for your new website, Gridgum provides Bootstrap and Wordpress themes, as well as Admin Panels.

In order to constantly keep the wide range of responsive themes they offer, Gridgum is always looking for the best developers. Therefore, the marketplace is now hosting the Mammoth June $2000 giveaway.  All you have to do is submit your theme by June 30th 2014 in order to participate in the giveaway and have the chance to win one of the prizes.

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