Avoiding Common Design Mistakes

Everyone wants their website to be cool, modern, and cutting-edge, but always remember — user experience should never be an after-thought. Of course there are factors to consider based on market, audience, and technology, but the principles of design — such as color, typography, contrast, and space — are universal concepts that apply to all designs. Here are… Read more »

Thinking About Accessibility of Your Content

Recently WordCamp, Portland, ME had a great Accessibility Panel with Jesse Friedman, Peter Jewett, John Brandt. The panel discussed meeting accessibility standards, what it took and why it was important. They also brought up the point that “no one is disabled, we are all just temporarily abled“. What you can do today you might not be able… Read more »

Optimizing Images for WordPress

The Problem Image quality vs. performance is a constant tradeoff that developers have faced since the early web. We all want beautiful large imagery that creates immersive multimedia experiences for our website users, but this comes at a significant cost. Not only do heavy image files lead to a slow/disjointed user experience leading to lower user… Read more »