Ben Lobaugh Joins WDS as Developer Lead!


WDS is proud to welcome our newest team member, Ben Lobaugh! He is joining us as a Developer Lead. Ben is a native born Washingtonian currently living in the beautiful Seattle area. He has been involved in the open source … Continue reading

Better Responsive Typography


Any smartphone user has probably noticed and been annoyed by sites (even responsive ones) that are difficult to read or just don‚Äôt look quite right. I know I’ve been annoyed by trying to view a website on my phone and … Continue reading

Integrating Font Awesome icons in bbPress

Font Awesome icon fonts FTW!

The amount of thought and time that goes into designing a universally accepted icon is amazing. ¬†Choosing when to utilize icons to represent interfacing elements is paramount to whether users will understand, and seamlessly navigate areas of a website. Previously, … Continue reading

Using APIs to Integrate with WordPress

Add Instagram API Client

What is an API? API stands for “application programming interface” but that does not help explain what an API is. The simplest way I could explain what an API is: a way to handle data somewhere other than where you … Continue reading

WDS Welcomes Suzette Franck!


WebDevStudios is proud to announce our newest Front End Developer – Suzette Franck! Suzette has been in web development for over twenty years; she started making hand-coded HTML websites on Geocities with font tags and tables back in 1995. Since … Continue reading

WP Y’all!

This year for WordCamp Birmingham aka WP Y’all, it is being held on Saturday, August 16th at the Harbert Center. During the WordCamp, you will have a chance to see WDS team member, Greg Rickaby! This is only the second … Continue reading

Which Brad Will You Be Seeing at WordCamp Grand Rapids 2014?

WordCamp Grand Rapids   WordCamp Grand Rapids 2014

This year for WordCamp Grand Rapids, it is being held from Friday, August 15th – Sunday, August 17th and is taking place at the DeVos Center on Grand Valley State University’s Pew Campus. During WordCamp, you will have the chance … Continue reading

You broke it! Better Error Handling So Your Errors Don’t Suck!


There you are.¬†Face illuminated by the blue glow of the monitor. You’ve just finished passing the third of three sets of WP_Query arguments¬†to a function that’s¬†supposed to run a¬†loop with the passed args. Except…arg is what you’re feeling right now¬†because … Continue reading

Unit Testing Your Plugins


So you have an amazing plugin, and it’s starting to get bigger and the bug reports are piling up (or better you are are starting a new plugin and you wanna do it right). Unfortunately getting PHPUnit to properly function … Continue reading

WordCamp Oma-what? Omaha!


This is the first year that Omaha is having a WordCamp! It is running from Saturday, August 9th – Sunday, August 10th and is being held at the¬†Metropolitan Community College.¬† During WordCamp Omaha, you will be able to see WDS … Continue reading