When you create a dynamic website site with a program like WordPress, all of your content is stored in a database and pages are generated as they are requested by the server. If you’ve built your website with a program like Dreamweaver, GoLive, or FrontPage, you’ve probably built a ‘static site,’ meaning every page in the […]Read More
What’s the best web hosting service?
Before the world can see your Web site, you have to publish it on the world wide web. Although you can run your own web server, most people sign up with a web hosting service. Essentially, you rent server space from a web host for a monthly or annual fee, ranging from as little as […]Read More dwcs3, dwcs4, dwcs5, dwcs6, web hosting, wordpress
How to redesign a live website
I’ve had several people ask me this question — “How do you redesign a WordPress site (or any other site) without messing up the “live” site while you work on the new site design?” It’s such a great question, I’m creating an entire course on redesigning and moving websites for creativeLIVE. (You can find links […]Read More
The top 10 things no website is complete without
A clear goal: If you’re not clear on your top goal(s), you’re sure to confuse your audience. Visitors to your site should be able to tell what your site is about in 3 seconds or less. A clear call to action: What is the thing you most want visitors to your site to do? Buy […]Read More
Never have an outdated copyright date again
Ever notice how many websites and blogs have a copyright message at the bottom of the page that is still set to last year — or worse, several years ago? Here’s a quick easy trick to make sure that never happens to you. In the copyright field, instead of entering a date, like 2013, enter […]Read More
Customizing WordPress Designs with Themes and Frameworks
WordPress is remarkably simple to use when it comes to adding posts and pages, but things can get tricky quickly when you want to customize the design or create complex page layouts. You can create custom WordPress designs in at least three ways: 1. Learn HTML, CSS, and at least a little PHP, and you […]Read More change how a wordpress blog looks, css, customize blog appearance, edit wordpress blog, responsive, templates, web design, website, wordpress
How to create a responsive web design that adjusts to different screen sizes
Many web designers are calling 2013 The Year of Responsive Design. Responsive web design is increasingly popular because the biggest challenge of web design today is that your pages are as likely to be projected on a giant computer monitor as on a tiny cell phone screen. With responsive design, you create one web page […]Read More mobile web design, responsive
WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org?
So you’ve decided to design your website or blog using WordPress, the super popular open-source content management system (CMS), but now you have to answer the next question. Should you set up your site at WordPress.com, which makes everything super easy, but with some limitations and advertising (unless you pay to avoid their ads). Or, […]Read More
What’s the difference between a website & blog?
Dreamweaver vs WordPress
You might be surprised how many people are confused about the difference between a website and a blog, and how complicated it is to answer the question about which one is better…
Essentially, a blog (short for web log) is just a special kind of web site. Blogs are designed to make it easy for anyone to post text and images to the Internet (even if you don’t know HTML, the language of web design).Read More dwcs3, dwcs4, dwcs5, dwcs6, web design, wordpress
Great Examples of Responsive Web Design
If you’re looking for evidence of the growing popularity of responsive web design, just Google the phrase: “responsive web design examples,” and you’ll find numerous collections of design examples. Here are a few responsive designs to give you a flavor for what responsive design is all about. FoodSense.is BostonGlobe.com Anderson Wise Architects Antonio Gaudi example […]Read More dwcs6, mobile web design, responsive, web design