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 →

April 9, 2015 | Posted by Rachel Gillevet | Webmasters

What The Sleep Habits Of WordPress’s Founder Can Tell Us About Success In Startups

What The Sleep Habits Of WordPress’s Founder Can Tell Us About Success In Startups

I think we all know on one level or another that our sleep habits have a direct impact on how we perform in both our personal and professional lives. Too much sleep, and we’re dim, slow, and sluggish. Too little, and we’re ineffective and irritable.

There’s gotta be a middle ground somewhere – but many of us seem more or less incapable of finding it, instead slogging through our day on a mixture of willpower and entirely too much caffeine. Read More →

April 7, 2015 | Posted by Rachel Gillevet | SEO

Reducing Bounce Rate On Your Blog

Reducing Bounce Rate On Your Blog

Today, we’re going to talk about bounce rate – a metric that determines the percentage of visitors who navigate away from a site after viewing only one page.

Although there’ve been a few hints that bounce rate might have an effect on Google’s freshness algorithms, at the end of the day its worthiness as a ranking signal is still very much up in the air. Don’t expect an answer from Google at any point in the near future about this one, either. Secrecy is sort of their way where search is concerned. Read More →