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WordPress Developers: Your Complete Guide to Conquering CSS in 2016

CSS can be a divisive technology…

For some, it’s a wonderfully flexible presentational technology that they love bending to their will.

For others, it’s a near incomprehensible series of fractal layout hacks that make accomplishing something as simple as vertically centering an element a cause for celebration.

Like it or loath it as a developer though, there’s no getting around CSS when it comes to making sure your site looks as ship-shape as possible for your users. – Read more –

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Framework Security Update and Newsletter Release

This weekend we have updated all themes that use the latest version of our AviaFramework (basically every theme listed on our theme overview page)

If you are using one of them, we recommend you to update your theme to the latest version since we improved security of multiple scripts. We are not aware of any sites that got compromised or even attacked by using those scripts, and its also rather unlikely that this will happen, due to the requirements necessary to do so. Updating is nevertheless the smart thing to do – as they say: better be safe than sorry ;)

We also got something new to get information like this faster to our customers:

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Enfold Version 3.5 – WooCommerce Bookings integration, a new layout mode, 5 new Demos and more

A release focusing on e-commerce

Our latest version of Enfold introduces full compatibility with the great WooCommerce Bookings extension, in our opinion one of the best ways to sell time or date based bookings.

No matter if you want to build a site for a personal coach, a hotel, a spa or any other kind of booking: Enfold in conjunction with the Bookings extension got you covered now. See examples here and here :)

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Rapid Prototyping in WordPress: 4 Essential Steps to Win More Customers

Learn how to use WordPress to build interactive prototypes for your future clients 

With every new client relationship comes the unknown element of just how technologically savvy they are. Even in cases of average capability, static wire framing can be a tedious process where clients misinterpret how the final product will work or lose interest in the project as it was proposed altogether.

A potential solution to this problem is rapid prototyping, which enables you to present the client with an interactive experience they understand while increasing their excitement about the end result and cultivating actionable feedback. WordPress makes rapid prototyping (relatively) easy, so much so that you can even use it as a marketing tool when pitching your work to potential customers.

In this post we’re going to explore the essentials for creating a rapid prototype with WordPress. By the time we’re done, you’ll be able to start rapid prototyping in WordPress for your clients! – Read more –

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How to Create Your Own Awesome Landing Pages with Enfold

You never get a second chance to make a first impression and that’s nowhere truer than online.

User attention spans are notoriously short and competition has never been fiercer. Sooner or later, every site owner will be forced to bite the bullet and start building landing pages.

We recently covered five key lessons to be learned from classic landing page implementations here on Kriesi. This time around, we’re going to move from admiring the work of others to actually using the power of Enfold to build your own.

We’ll briefly recap the key points you should be hitting with landing pages, break down the Enfold demo landing page, and introduce the power and flexibility of Enfold’s layout builder to create your own solutions from scratch.

Let’s kick things off with a reminder of the boxes your landing page needs to tick.

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The Key Lessons You Can Learn from 5 Perfect Landing Pages

Landing pages are one of the most crucial parts of any site design. The difference between getting these right or wrong is one you’ll feel almost immediately in your pocket as a site owner.

Despite a proliferation of detailed landing page breakdowns online, we’ve all had that experience of clicking on an interesting looking ad or link only to be confronted with bland, low-impact content.

You only get one chance to make a first impression as the old saying goes and, for far too many sites out there, that initial encounter is a deeply underwhelming one. – Read more –