Recently I started looking into static site generators and how they could be utilized for a website I’m working on. I’m learning there are all kinds of static site generators built for everything you can think of. Some for creating photo gallery websites. Others for documentation. But most for a site with a blog. Their magic, as I found out in my research, is in how they deploy code. Below is an introduction to static site generators and how you can benefit from using one in your next project.
Our beloved JPEG. Oh so many adorn the internet. And they come in every shape and size. From cat and unicorn pictures, to newsworthy photos and informational documents. In 2014, according to Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report, people uploaded an average of 1.8 billion digital images every single day. That’s 657 billion photos per year. And many of those are JPEGs. But do we really know about all things JPEG?
Ensuring a consistent website experience irrespective of the device, browser, or system, while viewing a website is vital to any company with a website. The question now becomes, how can we make sure we, the designers and developers, allow for a smooth and consistent experience across these parameters? Well, with a robust and clean coding process you should be able to execute code with minimal cross-compatibility browser issues. Below are 13 well documented and proven steps you can take to ensure a consistent cross-browser experience.
Google PageSpeed Insights allows a designer or developer to see issues firsthand that slow page speed down. Page speed is crucial to any user experience.
When you get a door wrong, that is, push when you should have pulled (or vice versa), is it your fault? Maybe, but probably not. And definitely not if other people have the same issue. That’s a clear-cut sign of a bad and ineffective design.
Brand colors are an essential element of any company. They allow you to stand apart from the crowd while standing for something. Think of any company. What comes to mind? And how does that make you feel? Those feelings don’t just come from anywhere. They are meticulously designed and refined to stand the test of time by the marketing and design teams through psychology and societal norms.
WordPress 5.0 is finally here. After the initial release date getting pushed back several times, the Gutenberg team released an early Christmas present on December 3, 2018. You can now update your instance of WordPress to the Gutenberg editor. But before you do, you should understand a little more about it. Let’s take a look at the new editor and dissect the best new features of WordPress 5.0, Gutenberg.
Websites are launched every day. Hundreds. Even thousands. Every day. Each trying to grab your attention for one reason or another. Most have been checked and double checked for accuracy and a streamlined message before launching. But some have not.
Sometimes people come to your site and leaving without taking another action. No button click, no link click, and no next page. And in turn, a high bounce rate. People may view one page, poke around, and leave without viewing another or fill a form. They “bounce” before you’ve had a chance to convert them. And while you want your metrics to trend high, you don’t want a high bounce rate.
Installing Google Analytics is essential in today’s web. Google Analytics a free web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports on website traffic. By Installing Google Analytics through a simple script placed on every page of your site, Google can track and report on a wealth of information regarding visitors and how they spend their time while on your website. By the end of reading A Beginner’s Guide to Installing Google Analytics, you will have a wealth of information at your fingertips ready to be uncovered.