Hate is a strong word and I shouldn’t use it lightly. And in all actuality, I don’t even “hate” pagebuilders all that much, I simply hate how they’re used and the way they attempt to solve problems. I’ll try not to offend anyone but most people don’t realize they’re not only non-coders, but also non-designers!… Read more Why I HATE Pagebuilders – WordPress Review
Yeah yeah, there’s tons of great web-designers out there. What can you do to stand out? No need to get overwhelmed or feel like the market’s over-saturated. There’s a million web designers out there because there’s a million jobs for them out there. There’s basically 2 ways to stand out and win web-design jobs. The… Read more How to Stand Out Among other Web Designers
A list of my favorite WordPress themes and why! I also include my most hated themes(for better context). If you’re looking for pagebuilders, go here. WordPress “themes” (as they are called) are individual extensions that give your site a different look. Some themes are simple and come with one standard look right out of the box.… Read more Best WordPress Themes – UPDATED 2019
People keep asking me if Genesis is still a good theme for WordPress. Is Genesis still a good theme/framework for WordPress? Do you still recommend Genesis? Why do you recommend it? It hasn’t added any features lately! Yes…Genesis is STILL a good great theme/framework for WordPress. And here’s why it’s STILL the #1 theme framework… Read more Genesis Theme Framework Review 2019
Sick of hearing misguided information from newbies who don’t have much experience with both. I use both Genesis and Astra. Genesis is clearly miles ahead, way more senior developers and higher level community on it. It’s not even a fair comparison. Astra is like a kitchen table with the option to add your own chairs.… Read more Genesis vs Astra – WordPress Theme Review 2019
I get asked about these 3 popular free WordPress themes just about every week. They are pretty solid options. They’re basically really clean, lightweight, and the free version is functional enough for most folks. Pay a little more and you get access to all their functionality. Let’s go over my quick comparison between Astra, OceanWP,… Read more Astra vs OceanWP vs Generatepress – Best FREE WordPress Theme Review
Every now and then, you get some client that wants you to do to more, but pays you less. The worst part is when you start doubting your own rates and your own value. Makes me sad to hear entrepreneurs think this way. You are a skilled contractor. They’re not only paying you for your… Read more How to Negotiate Web-Design Prices (for designers)
Don’t get lost in 285123213 revisions before going live! STOP DOING THAT! Websites are living beings. You don’t need to get it perfect on the first try. Every revision only needs to be better than the next. Then once the revision is up, you collect more data and more ideas of what to change. The… Read more Website Design Workflow Tips – Avoid Endless Revisions
Why do we want a lightweight theme? Besides getting rid of unnecessary visual clutter, they help your website load super fast which is especially important in today’s ADD society and especially important in today’s rising mobile-browsing trend. Fortunately, this trend has forced all themes today to be written with cleaner and lighter code. NOTE: I’ve… Read more The FASTEST Lightweight WordPress Themes Review – UPDATED 2018
You should avoid dropdown menus if you want conversions! Stop doing that sh*t. Cut it out. I’ve long read the many debates on dropdown menus for both desktop megamenus as well as mobile hamburger-menus. They go on and on about the pros and cons of each but only from the vantage-point of the designer rather… Read more Avoid Dropdown Menus (Bad Web Design UI)
I hate hate hate lazy load. Why? Because it hurts UX (user experience) at the benefit of maybe tricking page speed tests. It’s basically a cheap way of trying to speed up your page speed score by loading fewer items in the beginning. Problem is to the human eye, it makes things load slower! Sure…there’s… Read more Why You Should (almost) NEVER Use Lazy Load
A list of my favorite pagebuilders and why. I also include a list of my non-favorites for comparison reasons. I compare them on features, ease-of-use, speed, clean output code, and compatibility.
Ahhh, they keep making WordPress themes more and more complicated! Which one should you choose and which one is the best?!!! What features do you need and what marketing gimmicks should you avoid? There are actually easy ways to tell which themes are good and why.
Just my 2 cents as a long-time professional in design, marketing, branding. Logo design is really tough when you first start out because you want so badly to design something people like. And people will say they like this and that but in reality, they only like a new logo if it looks familiar to… Read more How Unique Should Your Logo Design Be?
99designs is a company that’s been around for many years now. They were toted as a cheap way to get many design ideas for your business and to get up and running with a unique/creative logo relatively fast. Some people saw it as a PRO for all since clients get a good design for cheap… Read more 99designs Graphics Design Contest Review
I keep hearing this debate over and over. Most of them are back-and-forth arguments about backwards-compatibility, accessibility, developer workflow, sharpness, colors, and other mostly developer-related issues. This happens when you compare apples to oranges. Most web-masters care about speed first, customization second, browser-compatibility/accessibility last. So I’ve simplified it to this:
Does your site have to be the most fancy thing to make money? To what degree should you stress over your website’s design before going live? Design DOES matter, not because of how pretty it needs to look but what it communicates to your reader. Ugly, but functional, is actually not ugly at all. All… Read more How Important Is Your Website Design?
Time for an updated review of these two longstanding theme giants. What’s good, what’s bad, and who’s the winner. Let’s get on to it…
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AVADA is the clear winner for me. I’ve read reviews on both AVADA, DIVI, and X theme. I installed both AVADA and DIVI and played around for 15 minutes. My experience is mostly with Thesis but I do understand the idea of frameworks. DIVI for me is the weakest choice out of those 3, many… Read more AVADA vs DIVI vs X Theme – Premium WordPress Theme Framework 2016 Review
The answer is VERY LONG! Every now and then people get this genius idea of copying a really large site and thinking it’s easy to do. I remember once developing a Yelp clone but for bars. It took forever! Somebody on WarriorForum asked…”how long will it take to copy quidco.com?” Here was my reply: This… Read more How long does it take to copy another website?
It’s a great theme and I’m very happy with it. I’m using it on a very large site and enjoy it very much. FYI, I’m using Thesis Theme version 1.8.2. I compare some of the well-known pros and cons of ThesisTheme.