Love a WordPress Plugin or Theme? Pay It Forward.

WordPress is an open-source application with an enormous ecosystem. The sheer number of available plugins and themes (many of them free) benefits developers and everyday users alike. If, for example, you need a plugin to help with SEO, you’ll find plenty of options. Even if the first one you try doesn’t do everything you need,…

Computer Science Unleashed, Chapter 1: Connections

This article is actually an excerpt from Wladston Ferreira Filho‘s new book Computer Science Unleashed. This book is about all the groundbreaking technologies behind the World Wide Web. We might even take them for granted these days, but there are important and learnable technologies behind how it all works. Read on and marvel at the…

35+ Best Space & Galaxy Background Textures

Space and galaxy-themed backgrounds sit perfectly behind bold text and objects. These colorful space textures make your designs appear brighter than a single color background as well — they have a wonderful personality. Whether you’re looking for a gorgeous space background for a web design project, or even just to use one as your desktop background,…

Static Site Generators vs. CMS-powered Websites: How to Keep Marketers and Devs Happy

(This is a sponsored post.) Many developers love working with static site generators like Gatsby and Hugo. These powerful yet flexible systems help create beautiful websites using familiar tools like Markdown and React. Nearly every popular modern programming language has at least one actively developed, fully-featured static site generator. Static site generators boast a number…

Web Quality Assurance: From User Requirements To Web Risk Management

As a chemist by trade, I received a Master’s degree in Quality Management and Quality Control from Bordeaux University. My initial career was in the wine industry, ensuring the quality of the laboratory’s operations and the analyses that came out of it. As a side note, the last question of my job interview as quality…

Clients Make Too Many UX Decisions. Here’s How to Stop Them.

The boundaries between a web designer and their client can often become blurred. Designers, in an effort to please paying customers, put client feedback into action – even if it leads the project in the wrong direction. A client may be pleased with themselves and happy to get their own way. But at what cost?…