Internationalization And Localization For Static Sites

Internationalization and localization is more than just writing your content in multiple languages. You need a strategy to determine what localization to send, and code to do it. You need to be able to support not just different languages, but different regions with the same language. Your UI needs to be responsive, not just to…

At What Point Does Obsessing Over Design Become a Liability?

The overall quality of a website’s design is often in the details. Those seemingly-small elements such as microinteractions, typographic spacing and color accents can be real difference makers. They have the potential to transform the mundane into something that stands out. In these cases, being picky about design is a good thing. Whether that trait…

What Can Web Designers Do With Their Unused Designs?

I was working on redesigning my website the other day and was having a hard time deleting sections and pages I knew were unnecessary and keeping prospects from getting to the important stuff. It’s similar to the struggle I have whenever a client (design or writing) decides not to use something I’ve created for them.…

Smashing Podcast Episode 28 With David Darnes: What Is Eleventy?

In this episode of The Smashing Podcast, we’re talking about Eleventy. What is it and how does it fit into your Jamstack workflow? I spoke to David Darnes to find out. Show Notes David Darnes on Twitter David’s personal site Eleventy Eleventy documentation Andy Bell’s Learn Eleventy From Scratch 11ty Rocks! – a collection of…

How to Update WordPress Themes and Plugins with a ZIP File

When updating a WordPress theme or plugin, we’ve long had two choices. Either manually upload the updated files via FTP or install the update within the WordPress dashboard. In general, both of these methods work pretty well – most of the time. FTP is fairly reliable, but isn’t recommended for non-technical users. Then, some themes…