WordPress Web Design in 2015: Everything You Need to Know

As we are approaching the end of the year here is a review of some of the more notable WordPress trends

As we’re all painfully aware, web design in general – and WordPress theme development in particular – is exceptionally detail-orientated work.

And, like any calling that requires focus on the minutiae of things, it can be tricky finding time to step back and look at wider trends in your own industry and beyond.

This is particularly true when it comes to a multi-disciplinary tool such as WordPress. The pace of change is relentless, and brand new approaches, technologies and trends seem to spring to life from multiple sources every other week. – Read more –


What Is the State of WordPress Security in 2015?

Is it safe to use WordPress? Has security improved over time or has it become worse?

The ongoing Ashley Madison meltdown and a series of high profile data breaches in 2014 have kept online security at the top of the worldwide news agenda in recent times.

With five security releases out the door already this year, we thought it high time to revisit the topic in the context of WordPress as we head towards 2016. – Read more –


The 12 Best WordPress Conference Talks of 2015

Keeping up to date is key for every successful business. If you are working with WordPress here are some Conference Talks that might help you to achieve that goal

Catching up on conference talks is one of the best ways for theme designers to stay up to speed on developments in WordPress and the wider world of tech. When it comes to quickly getting to grips with a topic, it’s hard to beat a well-structured talk delivered by an expert.

2015 has been a bumper year for talks so far with WordPress-focused conferences around the world delivering a treasure trove of information across a huge variety of subjects. – Read more –


Parallax Effects in Web Design: Introduction, Implementation and 7 Standout Parallax Websites

Parallax effects have made a big impact over the last number of years in both WordPress and beyond. Used judiciously, they’re an elegant visual solution that can add depth and nuance to any design.

As with any trend however, it’s a pudding that can easily be over-egged and there’s been no shortage of people decrying its overuse over time.

After four years in the web design mainstream however – and recent incorporation in technologies such as Apple TV –  it’s an approach that is clearly going to stick around for quite some time to come. – Read more –


7 WordPress Podcasts That Demand To Be Heard

A list of interesting WordPress resources that can be consumed via headphones

It’s easier than ever these days to squeeze in some reading on the move via an assortment of modern gadgets. Sterling recent work on responsive styling means that WordPress is often the delivery platform for much of this content.

There are times though when an audio experience is what required. Maybe you’re looking to make the most of your drive to the office, or want to exercise your mind while working out.

In the last five years podcasting has emerged as a fully fledged medium in its own right, with a huge amount of podcasts springing up that cover every conceivable topic. – Read more –


6 Tips to Successfully Scale Up as a WordPress Developer

There comes a point in the life of every new enterprise where one burning question occupies 90% of the owner’s time: how do I scale up my business?

This usually arises at the stage where you’ve got short-term survival for your business locked in, but are increasingly overwhelmed. It’s at this point you look to scaling your output while lessening the load on yourself and your team.

In this article we’ll look at a series of simple steps to take your WordPress-based development firm to the next level and navigate what can be a tricky – and often treacherous – transitional phase. – Read more –