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Static site generators vs. WordPress

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Static site generators vs. WordPress

If you’ve thought about ditching your WordPress website as an alternative, you might have already seen that there isn’t much real competition in the way of costs and ease of use. WordPress provides an easy to use platform that is cheap to host, and doesn’t require a lot of work to get right. But if your main reason for switching comes down to speed, security, development, or cost, there are...

Companies with the best design systems (why component based design is important)

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Design systems are becoming increasingly popular for companies to adopt and share with the general public. With many of the major platform brands like Google, and Microsoft making their design systems public, there has been an increasing amount of exposure for the concept of not only creating a design system but making it available to the world at large. The rapid pace at which technology on...

Some great alternatives to WordPress in 2018

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If you’re using self-hosted WordPress for a website, storefront, or a blog you’ve likely seen alternatives out and about in the market. But why would you switch? WordPress has a lot of great features that make it very extensible and easy to use. WordPress websites power 30% of sites on the internet according to VentureBeat. It powers many of the websites we see in our daily lives, and it receives...

The best lightweight CSS frameworks in 2018

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When creating when websites web designers and developers often use CSS frameworks to save time. If you’re a designer or a developer, you’re likely familiar with the most popular frameworks, Bootstrap and Foundation. But the trend in recent years has been to reduce the size of the files needed in these CSS frameworks. In this post, we’ll outline some of the most popular lightweight CSS frameworks...

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Github vs. Bitbucket vs. Gitlab

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Github vs. Bitbucket vs. Gitlab

Managing your repositories is more important than ever before. And there are also more choices than ever before. Collaborative software development has seen the rise of three very popular and widely adopted tools for managing repositories. These tools allow for developers to collaboratively edit files and create and maintain various versions of a software project in one place. Modern software...

Should you be using Google AMP

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Mobile web experiences have come a long way since the days of creating a separate instance of your website for mobile. Everyone remembers the early days of the mobile web, using m.domain.com to visit the mobile version of a site. We graduated away from that practice and moved to the more sane concept of responsive web design. However, even with responsive design, there are still problems that...

Trending Designs in Website Themes

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Design trends change from year to year. And if you’ve ever been to a website that seems like it’s stuck in the last decade, you know how important it is to stay current with design trends. If you aren’t keeping up with what’s popular in web design, it’s going to be hard to plan a redesign that helps propel you into the current year from a design perspective. That’s why we’ve compiled some...

A/B testing your landing pages

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A/B testing your landing pages

A/B testing is the art of trying two different versions of something out and seeing what gets better results. You can A/B test email campaigns, paid ad campaigns, and many other marketing activities. But today, we are going to talk about doing A/B testing on your website. Specifically with your landing pages. This can be trickier than doing A/B testing for email campaigns for example because...

What websites will look like in 2019

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What websites will look like in 2019

The web has been changing rapidly for years. There’s always something new on the horizon in web design and web development. The complex and dynamic nature of the internet lends itself to the rapid proliferation of new trends. Each year we see a new set of styles and standards that become attractive for business and brands to incorporate into their projects. Staying on top of these trends is...

How to plan a website redesign

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How to plan a website redesign

Why should you redesign your website? It’s been a while since you’ve updated the look and feel of your website. And you’re ready for a change. Maybe you want to get more leads, maybe you just want to modernize your website. Whatever the reason, you’ll need to make sure your planning, and research set you up for success. But what do you need to do in order to successfully redesign your website? It...

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