I recently returned from Paris. I was there partly for work and partly for fun. WordCamp Europe (WCEU), the largest international WordCamp, was held there; and I was determined to attend. Going to the event not only offered me the opportunity to scratch an item off my bucket list, but...Continue Reading What I Learned About Agency Work in Paris
Not even a heat wave in a city without central air could deter 1,900 people, three of which were from WebDevStudios (WDS), from enjoying the largest international WordCamp in the world. WordCamp Europe (WCEU) took place in Paris, France, June 15-17; and WDS CEO, Brad Williams, Operations Manager, April Williams, and...Continue Reading Post Event Report: WordCamp Europe
Just over two years ago, I wrote a blog post about accessibility basics, where I introduced readers to accessibility APIs from a 30,000 foot view. Near the end, I proclaimed that WebDevStudios is “committed to building accessible websites.” Internally, an effort to make our starter theme, wd_s, pass both Section 508 and WCAG...Continue Reading How Thinking About Accessibility Can Lead to Success
When it comes to the security of a company’s website, most people think that the responsibility relies solely on the IT department. This couldn’t be further from the truth. In reality, every single person who has a login for your site, from admins to authors, all have a part to play...Continue Reading The Part You Play in Your Website’s Security
When planning for a new WordPress website development project, it’s always nice to have an idea of what the actual project life cycle entails. A project with WebDevStudios (WDS) can typically be broken down into seven phases. These seven phases will get you from the initial proposal to a fresh new website for your company....Continue Reading Project Life Cycle of a New WordPress Website
We’re not sure what was best about WordCamp Orange County (WCOC) – the cool coastal vibe, the enlightening WordPress education, or the friendly networking. Maybe it was all of the above. At any rate, WCOC, which took place June 10-11 in Irvine, CA was a blast. Here’s why: Sessions “I really...Continue Reading Post Event Report: WordCamp Orange County
Using Elasticsearch (ES) on your site can help boost performance, especially with complex search setups. When using Elasticsearch on your local development environment, it can be tricky, because the names of indices are based on URL and can be the same as another dev’s; and you don’t want to overwrite...Continue Reading Using Elasticsearch on Your Local Dev Environment
We’re at WordCamp Europe (WCEU) right now! Beginning today through Saturday, June 17, the most important WordCamp in the world (maybe even the universe!) is taking place at this very moment in Paris, France. And we have team WebDevStudios (WDS) on site, soaking in the culture and all the WordPress education...Continue Reading Nous Sommes à WordCamp Europe Maintenant!
The design process from start to finish is different for each designer, but it’s important to remember that you’re designing for the client and their users and not for design’s sake. Utilize current trends in web and app design in moderation, but ultimately the client may not need or want...Continue Reading 10 Questions You Should Ask Your Clients Before You Start a Redesign
It’s already turning out to be one WordCamp-filled summer! And this weekend, WebDevStudios (WDS) is headed to the OC for WordCamp Orange County (WCOC), Saturday and Sunday, June 10-11. Not only does this educational WordPress event offer a bevy of informative sessions and workshops, including “How to Get Started with Building a...Continue Reading We’re Headed to the OC!