Who Needs Attention Grabbing Headlines? Every writer! Perhaps the most crucial element of any blog post is the headline. If you don’t get the reader to click through to your post, all the hard work, blood, sweat and tears are wasted. According to Copyblogger, most people won’t read your article: My friends at Start Blogging… Continue Reading How To Write The Best Attention Grabbing Headlines [Infographic]
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Updated 28 May 2017. WordPress 4.7 has just been released with the new Twenty Seventeen theme. This theme is designed more for business than bloggers. I decided to take a deep dive into what it can do. Twenty Seventeen Design Twenty Seventeen was designed by Mel Choyce of Automattic. (WordPress.com user? Twenty Seventeen became available on… Continue Reading Is WordPress Twenty Seventeen a robust business theme?
What’s new in WordPress 4.7? WordPress 4.7 “Vaughan” was released earlier this week. It’s the last major update of the year from WordPress.org, and it gives us a new theme, new features and bug fixes. WordPress has now cemented its popularity as the top web CMS with over 27% of all sites running WordPress. The aim… Continue Reading What’s New in WordPress 4.7? A First Look
So your WordPress site is built on a testing server and is ready to launch. But you still have some work to do before it’s ready and unleashed on the world. It’s not quite as simple as throwing up some files on the web and hoping for the best. Read through the steps below and… Continue Reading 12 last minute checks when launching your WordPress site
Do you find searching for and adding photos to WordPress a pain? Are you frustrated by the lack of image editing tools within WordPress? Then FotoPress might be the answer to your prayers! It bills itself as “the Photoshop for WordPress.” It’s also a mini-Google for finding the perfect image. In this post, I’ll take you through… Continue Reading FotoPress – the all-in-one solution for perfect WordPress images?
I was recently asked in one of my blogging groups to create an infographic. (For my previous attempt at this, see 7 Random Facts about the World Wide Web). As part of the challenge, and in honour of World Usability Day yesterday, I have chosen to make my infographic on web accessibility. I’ve taken a… Continue Reading Web Accessibility in the UK – True Facts [infographic]
Does your project management look like this? Or have you struggled to find important client emails in your Inbox? I’ve been there, and it’s not pretty. I’ve become a real fan of Trello lately, and plan to use it for managing my future website projects. (Even the potential ones!) In a nutshell, Trello is like… Continue Reading 8 Good Reasons To Use Trello To Manage Web Projects
I attended a major conference last week, the RI World Congress. The conference is held every 4 years and covers a range of disability issues. This year I was lucky enough that it was held in my home city of Edinburgh. As someone interested in accessible and inclusive design, particularly for the Web, I was… Continue Reading Creating a more inclusive world at the RI World Congress
A (brief) history of web typography Web designers used to be quite limited in font choice. It was recommended to use only web safe fonts – the small subset of fonts installed on both Windows and Mac computers. As Coffee Cup Software explained in their What is a web-safe font? post, that boiled down to only… Continue Reading How To Use Any Font With WordPress With Ease
What is a theme’s functions.php file? The functions.php file is a key part of any WordPress theme. It’s where the code runs that can do things like: set up the theme add widget areas register theme fonts add support for the WordPress Customizer add menu support It’s an essential file, and susceptible to breakage. Sometimes we… Continue Reading How To Add Functions To Your WordPress Site Safely