The great thing about WordPress is not only is it easy to manage your own site content, but it’s easy to manage how your site looks. The Appearance tab on the left side of WordPress’ dashboard is full of all the bells and whistles needed to make your site visually stunning. And if you’ve tinkered around with the Editor in the Appearance tab, I’m sure by now you’ve realized how easy it can be to edit your current theme.
But what if the options available to you aren’t enough? Having a general style for your pages and blog posts is fine, but what if you want each page to have its own spotlight, and what if you want each category of posts to have it’s own flair? This can get really complex depending on how far you’d like to go, so for now we’ll just cover some basic techniques – how to create a page template and how to create a template for a category. (more…)
Here at Pixafy, I’m proud to say that I’ve completed a fair share of WordPress sites and have went from being, well, a noob, to a master. One can never master anything because life is always a learning experience, right?
I’d like to think that I know WordPress enough by now that I can look at a design for a site and already have an idea of how I’m going to integrate it into the CMS (of course,this varies project by project). And because life is always a learning experience, I’d been given the opportunity to get my hands dirty with a Magento site all of my own. (more…)
DevOps engineer Matthew Ahrenstein is a mobile phone enthusiast. He takes a look at a different type of challenge developing for mobile: the devices.
Josh’s recent post on responsive design, as well as Pat’s previous post, both hinted at performance issues on mobile. The obvious ones are clear: many people still do not have very high internet speeds when it comes to their devices. This is changing, but we’re not there yet, even though more than half of the active cell phones in America are smartphones. (more…)