Have you ever asked yourself what you wished you knew when you were younger? Sure, some mistakes and challenges were pivotal in becoming who you are today. Though when it comes to your work and aspiring profession, it certainly can’t hurt to get some advice and guidance from other more experienced individuals.
Author: Christine Taylor
We’ve often poked at our developers and designers to provide tips and tricks that we can share with our users to help them increase the performance of their themes.
Time and time again we’ve been impressed and inspired by the work of our users. From global campaigns, one-(wo)man web design and digital marketing agencies to startups and thriving initiatives, it’s been humbling to know that our themes and services could be a part of that success.
WordPress has attracted over 70 million users with its ease of use, versatility and capacity for what most people need from their website builder. Though even with how relatively easy it is for most people to learn to use their chosen WordPress theme, there’s always a learning curve that takes a little time and sometimes a lot of trial and error.
What are your business goals for 2017? With the end of 2016 drawing near, whether you’re a one-man show running your own business or have a bigger team, now’s the time to make a conscious effort to pause and look back on the year and consider a few direct questions: What worked? What didn’t work? What lessons can be applied to their future plans for the new year?
This year Portugal hosted the 2016 Web Summit, inviting over 50,000 guests made up of CEOs, startups, investors, and leaders in the tech world. This was the largest event of its kind to be held in Europe and was chock full of opportunities to exchange ideas, creative energy and best practices.
This is no secret to most of us in the digital marketing sector; in the last five years there’s been a drastic change. People’s device of choice has gone from their desktop to their mobile phone, the majority of which are smartphones.
Just last week in the Artbees hive, we barrelled right on past 100 and hit 110 templates that we now offer to our users. Having surpassed that goal we set just about a year ago, it was a surreal moment for us. Though to be honest, it was a bit anticlimactic as we briefly paused to do a celebratory jig before quickly getting back to work on the next batch of new templates.
Anita’s Movement130 Shows Exactly How You Can Take Your Online Campaign from Ideation to Creation in Just Weeks!
The launch of a campaign or movement usually comes at a momentous time for every company. You could be celebrating the beginning of your enterprise, advertising a new product on the market or holding a tribute to the legacy of your organization. In each case, online campaigns are a very effective way to reinforce the story and culture of your work for your existing loyal customers while generating even more clientele.
Travis Bennett: Cut Your Web Design Time in Half by Asking These Questions at the Onset of Your Collaboration
We’ve talked with dozens of our users, most of whom have started their own web design and digital marketing agencies in countries all over the world. One thing we’ve heard repeatedly is how important it can be to start off the entire collaboration between agency and client by asking the right questions.
Taking a Dip in the Psychology of UX Design: Michael Hahn Shares How Understanding Human Perception and Cognition Can Improve Your Website’s Design
User experience in web design and psychology aren’t often so readily considered to connect to each other. Even ask a group of well-seasoned web designers and most will tell you they never had to take any user experience courses that incorporated psychological and cognitive principles. Though if you took a few moments to scan through some introductory descriptions of human perception and cognition, it would be immediately clear how having a deeper understanding of psychology could dramatically improve your approach to designing a results-oriented website.
You’ve launched a website with a beautiful theme, great graphics and clever content. You’ve promoted it through social media, and even perhaps paid advertising. Your job is done--you’ve built it, so they will come. Right? Well, yes, and no.
Just a couple weeks into the Fall Semester and student clubs have already started recruiting new members and mapping out their initiatives for the upcoming school year. Faculty members in every department have donned their galoshes, rolled up their sleeves and are well on their way through the tangles and mud of their respective research projects. But just how do they plan on compiling and marketing their work? This is where we turn to the IT department.
We’ve recently discovered a blind spot of ours. Despite many of our customers being photographers, we haven’t specifically addressed this niche in any of our posts. So we did some digging and started talking with many of our customers who use our themes to showcase their photography asking them a number of questions to better understand what considerations they take into account when building a photography website. Well, when we started going through their responses, boy oh boy, were we surprised.
In previous posts we’ve spent a lot of time focusing on the strategies used by many web design and digital marketing agencies during the production part of their projects. From how to build websites for nonprofits and maximize productivity to the ins and outs of being a freelancer and increasing your clients SEO, we’ve tried to provide best practices using the experience and expertise of our users. Though what about that part before the project even starts?
Think about it, whether you’re looking for a local theater, where to find art supplies or an architect to help you start those renovations, where’s the first place you turn to? The web! If that’s the case, then why should it be any different when people are looking for you?
Time and time again, you’ve heard from your peers and come across forums emphasizing the significance of increasing SEO optimization as an integral consideration to your marketing approach. With the majority, if not all, of your prospective customers using the web to research solutions and services you’re offering, making it easier for search engines to easily detect what, where and how you’re offering those services will in turn guide those customers right to your site!
Being a web or graphic design freelancer can sometimes be a double-edged sword. In one respect, being a freelancer can allow you to get paid to explore your creative passions, give you flexibility in planning when and where you work, and allows you to create your own processes that suite your productivity best. On the flipside, whether you’re working as a freelancing web or graphic designer full-time or in your spare time, there are definitely some challenges you may face.
As many veteran web designers can attest to, the role of the web designer and the client has changed greatly over the last two decades. Ever since the website became the new marketing platform for small and big enterprises alike, people have been scrambling to get their brand and products up on the web.
As a growing nonprofit, community center or organization, your ability to broaden your presence beyond your local region relies almost solely on your website. Understandably you’re most likely strapped for time, money and even manpower to get a sleek and motivating site up and running, but that doesn’t mean you should settle for a second-rate website. Your initiative has an important underlying story driving its mission and an integral way of sharing that story and gaining more momentum in terms of funding and participants is with a website that is informative and inspiring.
In our exclusive interview with Curtis Hays, founder of Curtis Hays Consulting, you may discover that choosing the WordPress theme that you'll use to build your website is as big of a decision as picking a business partner or even tying the knot!
In our one on one interview with BlizzardPress' co-founders Kristen and Trent Blizzard, get two online marketing and web design expert's advice on how to scale your business using the Jupiter WordPress business theme.
Here in the Artbees Hive, our team's focus is constantly fixed on optimizing the performance and capability of our products and services. We pour over each post-type, shortcode and plugin to make them more functional and easy-to-use for our customers. We question what else can be added to provide more customizability, more user empowerment. After all, at the end of the day it is our hope that our customers will be able to experience the freedom to grab hold of the steering wheel themselves and kick their site into full drive.
The announcement of the next big update for Jupiter WordPress theme is imminent. We cannot wait to launch a product for which we have run one of our most complicated ideation and brainstorming sessions. The resulting proposal was a clear depiction of the current status of our product, its shortcomings, and possible ways to improve it. This post introduces a series of blog posts we wrote to discuss the ideation process, the methods we employed in development of the update and its results. Starting with a post from our head of development, Bob Ulusoy explains the multiple steps of the ideation process for Jupiter V5 and how it helped to designate the mission objectives. The most important of which was a modular framework that provides a brand new experience of speed, power and extendibility.
A unique and distinguished website will keep users hooked on your site. Thus, customizing your website to make it attractive and functional is a must-do. Although WordPress customization may seem a bit daunting if you are new to WordPress, but there are many simple ways you can take advantage of to achieve the perfect look on your website.
Utilize Milliseconds to Create a Great First Impression With Your WordPress Website Speed. Here’s How!
It's a known fact that good website performance leads to better visibility and more users. Here is how you can optimize your WordPress website speed for its maximum potential.