One of the best ways to improve your site is to improve the content editor in your content management system.
Microsites are sometimes a necessary evil, but they are often poorly implemented. Perhaps Squarespace is the answer.
The next generation of web tools aren’t just aspiring to replace Photoshop and Fireworks. They appear to be keen to replace the need for hand coding HTML and CSS too.
Ensuring a website is consistent and easy to maintain are two of the biggest headaches faced by larger organisations. Fortunately pattern libraries can help.
Within the startup community there is a saying “release early”. However, is that actually a good idea and does it apply to all websites?
Open source content management systems have come to dominate the sector, but does that mean there is never a reason to use a proprietary, licensed system?
Have you heard the term object oriented? Have you dismissed it as something that only applies to developers and techies? If so, think again.
There are literally hundreds of CSS frameworks that make coding quicker and easier than ever before. But should we be using frameworks to develop live websites?
Increasingly the web design community is turning to responsive design, but where does that leave separate mobile websites? Are they a thing of the past?
It has long been a point of contention as to whether designers should be able to code, but what about other web professionals. Should everybody from content strategists to project managers be able to write at least basic HTML?
The next season of the Boagworld Podcast is going to debate the major issues surrounding web design. The first subject is responsive design and we need your opinion.
When trying to decide which content management system is best, developers often think about how easy the content management system is to integrate before ever considering how easy it is to use. This needs to change.
It’s well known that good URL structures can help SEO, but how often do we think about the impact of URL structures on analytics? We should.
Media Queries aren’t just about adapting the width of a site. They can adapt the height too.
Here is the latest question from IQ9A followed by my less than confident answer. Do you recommend increasing image resolutions or creating image sets to compensate for the Apple iPad Retina Display? This is a really tricky one and I would love to hear your take on it in the comments.
Just a quick heads up about a peculiar little problem I encountered today. Like all the ‘cool kids’ I try and make all new sites I develop responsive. That includes the Headscape website, which I am currently redesigning. I had to use jquery once or twice to detect resizing in the browser and tweak accordingly. […]
If I say .NET web development, what do you think? Do you feel a sneer creep across your face? After all, the cool kids code in PHP, Ruby on Rails or Python. If you would prefer to code in Cold Fusion than .NET then Craig Rowe has written an article for you over at Smashing […]
Okay this is a bit of a techie, nerdy, question. It was too long to fit into a tweet so I have posted it here instead. I have recently become a fan of object orientated CSS (or at least my limited understanding of it). Object orientated CSS This means that each element on a page […]
If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years as both a user and creator of websites, it’s that performance matters.
Most of the time when a web designer talks to a client about code, the clients eyes glaze over. This is understandable. Code can be pretty intimidating. In fact many web designers legitimately argue that clients don’t need to understand the code on their site. Many clients simply don’t care about code. However, that doesn’t […]