May 28, 2015 | Posted by Rachel Gillevet | Wordpress

Is Your WordPress Site Infested? How You Can Tell If You’ve Got Malware – And What You Can Do About It

Is Your WordPress Site Infested? How You Can Tell If You’ve Got Malware – And What You Can Do About It

As the most popular content management system in the world, WordPress is certainly no stranger to malware. Although the core installation is anything but insecure, the law of averages pretty much dictates that we’re going to see a lot more security threats on WordPress than on other CMS’s. After all, WordPress’s popularity comes with one unfortunate little caveat – it’s the most frequently-targeted content management system in the world for cybercrime. Read More →

May 12, 2015 | Posted by Rachel Gillevet | Monthly Roundups

April’s Best Web Design, CMS, and Security Content from Around the Web

April’s Best Web Design, CMS, and Security Content from Around the Web

In this month’s roundup, we have a variety of great articles on the subjects ranging from the idea of “the fold” on the web to the best 404 pages out there. In the world of content management, Joomla! co-founder Brian Teeman offers a nice post that looks at the mindset behind building the CMS, and we found another list of WordPress plugins. But seriously, this one is better than all the others. And as it often is these days, security has been at the forefront in the last month with major vulnerabilities from both WordPress and Magento dominating the tech news cycle. So without further delay, enjoy this roundup of April’s best and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Google + for the same great content the rest of the year!

Web Design and Development

There Is No Fold – On the Web, people use the concept of “above the fold” to support layout decisions, call to action designs, ad placements, and more. Here’s why most of these arguments don’t fly. Read More →

April 17, 2015 | Posted by Rachel Gillevet | Monthly Roundups

March’s Best Web Design, CMS, and Security Content from Around the Web

March’s Best Web Design, CMS, and Security Content from Around the Web

If you’re new to these monthly roundups, each month we like to gather up the best web design and development, content management, and security content from around the web. In the last month, we’ve seen Github come under attack, a vulnerability in the WP-Super-Cache plugin, and an announcement from Google that your site better be mobile ready or else by April 21st. If you’re not up on the current date, that’s next week. Also, don’t forget to check out the Stack Overflow 2015 Developer Survey below. There’s a ton of interesting information that they gleaned from the minds of over 25,000 developers. So without further ado, enjoy this roundup of March’s best and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Google + for the same great content the rest of the year!

Web Design and Development

How to Create the Right Emotions with Color in Web Design – The skill of using colors is no less than an artform. How to create the right emotions with color in web design. Across human history, master painters and other artists have earned global recognition for their ability to manipulate colors. Read More →

April 14, 2015 | Posted by Rachel Gillevet | Wordpress

Should You Use WordPress, Or Build A Website From Scratch?

Should You Use WordPress, Or Build A Website From Scratch?

WordPress is a pretty awesome platform. Thanks to both its core functionality and its powerful suite of plugins, it’s possible to create a fully-functional, polished site without having enter a single line of code. Of course, that doesn’t mean it’s always the ideal choice for web development.

Sometimes, it’s better to ditch content management systems altogether and code from scratch. Read More →