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WordPress Themes: Choose or Build your own?

As a web designer, you want to bring out the best in your client’s websites. Sometimes clients just want a simple landing page to advertise their services, other times they want a fully-fledged e-commerce system with an integrated automated payment system and CRM-like functionality. Whatever their requirements are; you as a web designer want to provide … Show more

5 Chrome extensions every Web Developer should have

Google Chrome has become the world’s most popular browser. Its features are plenty, its themes are beautiful, and its extensions are extensive. As a web developer, it’s important to have the right tools for what you need, and Chrome provides some of the best extensions to enhance your productivity and ultimately save you some time! … Show more

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The Web Development Process – Part 4: Finalisation/ Completion

So we’ve come to the final part of this series about the web development process from start to finish. We looked into how a website is planned and designed through the use of wireframing and illustrative tools such as Photoshop; the development stage where the design is turned into a working website; and the testing … Show more

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The Web Development Process – Part 3: Testing

In our previous post, we looked into the development stage of building a website and how a design is transposed into a working functional site. In this article we will be looking at the testing stage of the web development process. Testing is an essential part of any kind of development to ensure the end … Show more

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The Web Development Process – Part 2: Development

In the previous part of this series, we looked at how a website is designed. In this article we will look at the next stage of the web development process; Development. What does Development Involve? Development involves the majority of the programming work done as well as loading content onto the site. When in development … Show more

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The Web Development Process – Part 1: Design

You may wonder, how does a website get built? Over the next 4 weeks, we’ll look into the four main stages of building a website: design, development, testing, and finalisation/completion. In Part 1, we will delve into the first step, the design. What is web design and why is it important? Think of web design … Show more

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Web Design Techniques: Introduction To Bootstrap

What exactly is Bootstrap? Bootstrap is simply a collection of free and open-source web tools which help easily create websites and web applications. Bootstrap contains HTML and CSS design templates for typography, forms, buttons, navigation and other user interface components. It’s aim is to help web developers and designers easily establish templates and layouts for … Show more

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Website UI and UX: What’s the Difference?

You may have heard of ‘UI’ or ‘UX’ referring to a website or digital product. Most people would assume it is just referring to the look and feel of the product but in reality, UX and UI design goes much deeper than what you’d realise. It may be cool to spout out these terms but … Show more

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Website Design: Custom or Template?

These days having a strong online presence is essential to the success of any business. With the convenience of being able to do just about anything and everything online; it is important to have an established website in order to compete. If you are planning to build a new website or thinking of upgrading your … Show more

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How do I get a mobile responsive website?

Back in April, Google rolled out its latest search algorithm change. This new algorithm penalised rankings for websites that were not mobile friendly. It took the web by surprise and many businesses saw their rankings drop suddenly on mobile devices. It was termed ‘Mobilegeddon’ which is a portmanteau of “mobile” and “Armageddon”; the bringer of … Show more