Author: Roozbeh Firoozmand
User interface design is a unique challenge that's been around for thousands of years. It started with the first ever tool created by humans, and persists until now, with sophisticated softwares and machine languages.
Fundamentally, WordPress themes are meant to skin your WordPress-powered website. All these years, numerous themes are created with a fresh look and feel. But is this how WordPress wants to compete against new, emerging, modern website builders? Looking at the type of people using WordPress themes the most, it doesn't sound wise .
UI and UX design is undoubtedly a crucial aspect of making a website or application work. As such, prototyping tools are becoming increasingly common to help designers and developers create and improve products that will surely provide the most optimum user experience.
It’s becoming increasingly common for company CEOs to wear more than just their CEO hat. Particularly with startups and smaller companies, you sometimes don’t even have the luxury of staying within those boundaries; trust me, I know from personal experience.
Right around the time New Year's Eve rolls around, teams led by their management in companies all over the world generally come together to write goals and resolutions for the upcoming year. They discuss next steps to take, targets to hit and how they can be even better! Oftentimes though this ritual can inadvertently allow teams to skip over the failures and mistakes of the past year lest they compromise their enthusiasm to get a fresh start.
WordPress theme Updates are usually known to only offer technical improvements and back-end additions. Though there are some WordPress updates which address visual deficiencies, add website user interface trends and elements or increase the customizability of an existing component by more and possibly newer options. Many WordPress theme updates are missioned to introduce new templates that cover a wider range of niches and many are simply technical back-end improvements. So just how did we decide to improve the Jupiter user interface and what strategy did we use to create our plan of attack?
Some people call templates “soulless work” which is designed for no-one and everyone. It could be true. But I believe a template is a very special product. It is a semi-ready product. A creation that is yet to be done by someone else. It can save users' time dramatically if it is made with precautions and guidelines. Or it can end up being a nightmare and waste of time. At Artbees we are dealing with templates almost everyday. It is our job. Here are some insights to design website templates we have gained at Artbees Themes so far.