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This section is about Web Design traits, Web Development issues, and all Web-related topics and ideas that, I think, are important for web developers and their customers. Web Development is an ever evolving industry and there is not one day, one hour that something new is popping up in its realm. There’s always something exciting, new and intriguing appearing everyday in Web Development – not all of it is worth knowing or should be learnt, but some new developments are great for developers and customers to be aware of.

WordPress VS. Drupal

The debate between WordPress and Drupal is not as much between the majority of bloggers and webmasters. Most will choose WordPress because it is so easy to use and so popular. There are still many webmasters that have never even heard of Drupal. However, …

Atomic Design Methodology

Responsive deliverables should look a lot like fully-functioning Twitter Bootstrap-style systems custom tailored for your clients’ needs. These living code samples are self-documenting style guides that extend to accommodate a client’s needs as well as the needs of...

Failure of the QR code Technology

Are QR Codes truly effective in the marketing environment? How many times you recently scanned a QR code? Are QR codes really creating awareness and engaging the consumer? Or, have they simply fallen into the white noise of marketing messaging? With all of the...

Website Usability

Writing content for web users has its challenges. Chief among them is the ease with which your content is read and understood by your visitors (i.e. its readability). When your content is highly readable, your audience is able to quickly digest the information you...

Client Education in Web Development

This post is dedicated to my fellow web designers and developers to share our experience of knowledge exchange between the developer and the client. Our field combines business development, graphic design, technology, and user experience design – a basketful of very...

Your Success With WordPress

You heard about WordPress and how great it is for building just about any type of website. You picked a great theme to make your site look the way you want and installed a few plugins to make it do the things you need. Finally, you added your content and launched the...

Social Media Catastrophe

Recently a PR executive made headlines for sending out a careless tweet that subsequently ended her career. While she was unfortunately offline for a twelve-hour international flight, social media feeds were exploding around the world in reaction to her remarks. By...

WebP Wonder

WebP is a comparatively new image format employing both lossy and lossless compression. It is currently developed by Google, based on technology acquired with the purchase of On2 Technologies. As a derivative of the VP8 video format, it is a sister project to the WebM...

FLASH vs. HTML5

The HTML5 versus Flash debate has been a hot topic among Web developers for years – and even more so since Steve Jobs published his now infamous 2010 letter touting HTML5 as the future and Flash as “no longer necessary.” But whether you side with Flash or HTML5,...