What’s the best colour for your headlines? If you make your contact form bigger will more people use it? Should a call to action be left- or right-aligned? If you are trying to make decisions like these about the design of your site, it can be hard to come to definite conclusions. Two designs may… Read more »
Figure W blog on web development
Facebook allows users to create “Business Accounts”. Having read the applicable terms, why any sane person would want to do this beats me.
What’s a “custom tag page”? Generally when you click on a tag link in a cloud such as that in the sidebar of this site or at the bottom of an article, you’ll be taken to a page that lists all the articles having that tag. From an SEO perspective this is less than ideal,… Read more »
As you may notice, this site has just gone live with a new design. We will very much appreciate your thoughts and comments. The design, by Amanda Vlahakis at Truly Ace, has been built as a custom WordPress theme based on Carrington JAM, which proved to be an ideal base for clean-sheet theme development.
Often when working in a PHP-based CMS you find that you want to zebra-stripe a list or table of items but the CMS’s template system makes that hard to achieve. Typically you might be styling the items individually without any way of knowing their relative positions in the containing list or table. One solution is… Read more »
I’ve recently worked on a couple of requirements for clickable maps which I think would be of potential interest. As visual aids, maps can be very attractive but they present some technical challenges to the developer.
Websnapr Field is a little module I’ve written which uses the Websnapr service to generate web page thumbnails in a page. If you have a field which is a URL pointing to an external site, you can choose to display it as a snapshot of the page pointed to.
As a web developer, I frequently have reason to curse web graphic designers. That’s not because I don’t appreciate their talents. I love working on great looking designs and I have a lot of respect for those who can create them. But designers don’t always understand the limitations of technology, and how their decisions can… Read more »
Release 0.7 of the WordPress Side Content plugin from Figure W is all about shortcodes. Plugins often provide shortcodes as a safe and simple means for you to insert dynamic content into your posts.