With over 80% of internet users owning a smartphone and 50% of those owners grabbing it immediately upon waking up (according to both Smart Insights and Express Pigeon, respectively), it’s no wonder that more and more businesses are strengthening their marketing strategies...Read More Why You Need Mobile Mock-Ups
Website landing pages are important. They are a sales opportunity. Think of them as windows for conversion—your chance to influence a website visitor to become a customer. That’s why landing pages should not be taken lightly or treated as an afterthought. There...Read More 5 Tips for Creating Landing Pages That Work
Style Guides can offer a lot of value to your organization’s digital presence and even reduce cost associated with design and development time. We’re going to talk about why you need one, but first we need to talk about what a Style...Read More Why Your Organization Needs a Style Guide
This year’s WordCamp Raleigh was the most attended #WCRaleigh in the event’s history, with over 300 in attendance! I was representing WebDevStudios at this year’s event, along with my awesome coworker, Jay Wood. Here’s my recap. As with any WordCamp, the highlight...Read More Post-Event Report: WordCamp Raleigh 2017
Design is a solution to a problem. Art is a question to a problem. —John Maeda Have you ever called your designer “a creative,” or asked them to just “use their imagination” when discussing new designs? Maybe you even came to them with a...Read More Design vs. Art: What’s the Difference and Does It Matter?
404 pages–every website has one, and everyone has landed on one from time to time. The goal is to structure our information architecture and design so that no one ever lands one in the first place, but that’s only in a perfect...Read More Creating Better 404 Pages
There are around a billion websites live on the web today (according to the ISL). That’s about three websites for every single person in the USA. We all want our darling websites to stand out from the rest, but with numbers like that,...Read More Web Design Anti–Patterns: Setting Your Site Apart
Whether you’re a theme designer, freelance developer, creative lead, or any growing number of web-related job titles, chances are that you use Photoshop. Some, like myself, probably use it every day. If you’re designing the next big WordPress theme or slicing a...Read More Design and Photoshop for WordPress: Tips & Best Practices