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Rethinking WordPress as a CMS

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Filed under: Design Inspiration, Web Development, Wordpress.

According to Forbes, WordPress powers one of every 6 websites on the Internet, nearly 60 million in all, with 100,000 more popping up each day. But have you ever taken time to think about how WordPress manages content? Not only from an editing perspective but also from a design/development perspective.

This article has come about from years of experience with WordPress, talking and working with multiple Clients, and being inspired from other innovative products – like Square. One of the things that really strikes me about Square is that they are so focused on their users. They are focused on completely rethinking how payments are done in order to make them beautiful and easy to use.

Head over to Square.com and watch this video, it will give you the background needed to understand this article.

Square - Simple and Breathtaking

Let’s think about the WordPress Admin – is it focused on its users; is it easy to use; is it breathtaking? I think we’ll all agree that it could use some work in these areas.

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How to Make Your Website Standout from the Competition

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Filed under: Design Inspiration, Typography, Web Development.

When visiting a website you may be thinking, “Man this website looks terrible, and is really hard to use!” Or you may be thinking “Wow, this website looks great, and I found everything I needed.”

Does your design standout? What is the difference between the design of a really amazing website and one that looks ugly and uninviting? This article outlines some design elements and principles that will transform your design from okay to extraordinary. Read more…

Is Photoshop CS6 Better for Web Development?

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Filed under: Photoshop.

It’s all over the web that Photoshop CS6 has been released by Adobe. Photographers, graphic designers, and web developers are all talking about the great new tools and features it brings to the world of design. But as a web designer I have to ask the question: What benefits does it offer the world of design?

Photoshop CS6

Adobe seems to promote each of their new releases as the best ever, but does this new release hold up to their claims?

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Should I Use a Large Background for my Website?

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Filed under: Design Inspiration, Responsive Design, Web Development.

These days in web design is seems to be all the rage to use extremely large photos for the background of your website. Designers everywhere are creating “Photoshop Masterpieces” and proudly displaying them as a full-screen background. Is this trend a good idea, or does it have any underlying problems or issues we need to be aware off?

Large Photo Backgrounds

Charlie Buckingham uses a large background for his sailboat racing website. Read more…