Why Content Is Such A Fundamental Part Of The Web Design Process

When embarking on a new website project, designers tend to focus on the aesthetics and functionality of their work. This means that content writing is a task often pushed onto the client to fulfil. The unfortunate consequence of this decision is that the website’s content ultimately comes in too late, in the wrong format, and…

Top 18 Best Practices for Writing Super Readable Code

Code readability is fundamental for development—it is key to maintainability and working together with a team. This article will detail the 18 most important best practices when writing readable code.  1. Commenting & Documentation IDEs (Integrated Development Environments) and code editors have come a long way in the past few years. This has made commenting your…

Best Coming Soon Plugins for WordPress

Are you preparing to launch a new website or product or project?  Coming soon pages are not merely placeholders to inform users that your website is under construction or unavailable. They are effective visual marketing tools. They capture interest.  They build anticipation and create excitement about upcoming events like a big clearance sale or a…

Best WordPress Recipe Plugins

Do you want to share your passion for cooking delicious cuisines and inventing new dishes with others? You can do it by sharing your recipes online! You just need to start a food blog and install a recipe plugin and you’ll be on your way to connecting with fellow foodies from all over the world. …

How Do You “Design” a Virtual Event? Tips & Ideas

Virtual event design can make or break your online event. There are two major parts of an event design. First, the concepts, programming, and run of show elements that encompass the event itself. Second, the visual elements that make a virtual event have a presence with the same “feel” as a live conference or session.…

How to make an ineffective 404 page

Excellent points about how design issues like this are often symptoms of larger problems. How to make an ineffective 404 page? Make sure you don’t think about UX.I wanted to know more about making effective 404 pages also, but that’s not really what this article is about (hence, the title). Here’s what I know, I’d be interested in hearing what others know.From the article:Include Simple, direct language free of jargon,Include an acknowledgment that this experience is the result of an error, and importantly, an error the visitor didn’t create (I thought this was very important)Include options for what to doInclude locations they could go to instead(Implied: Don’t put ads on your 404 page)From my experience:Keep branding the same and menus availableIf the cause of the 404 can be known, include specific language about itProvide content of interest, which is especially helpful to you if the user was given a bad link to your site