Design on the web can seem to be changing at warp speed. Thankfully, we’ve moved beyond the worst of the worst of the beginning days of website design. But now that we’ve mostly filtered out the lowest common denominator, where do we go from here? What does stepping from good design to great design in your Wordpress site look like?
It wasn’t all that long ago that a WordPress site experience was ruled by the clicks of a mouse, but as time moves on, so does technology. Now a user’s experience of a site is highly shaped by the gestures of the swipe, pinch, and spread. Who would’ve thought? It’s easy to use these gestures everyday without thinking too much about it, so let’s take a quick look at what some of them are.
As the world becomes more screen focused, the amount of energy put into crafting a smart and thoughtful user experience becomes more important. The overall User Experience (UX) is the design of the information organization and architecture, and the User Interface (UI) is the visual elements and design. There are many UX design principles that … Read more
You’ve never heard of a content management system or WordPress, and if running a storefront, the term ‘Magento‘ only makes you think of a 16 color box of crayons. Your site takes up less than half the width on your desktop screen yet requires endless horizontal scrolling on your phone. You haven’t updated it in … Read more
The world of web design has become increasingly diverse. WordPress themes and plugins allow websites to change their layout and format with incredible ease compared to the web technologies of the past. The wide array of formatting options can be confusing when creating a new site, and often brings up several questions: What should my … Read more
In April of 2015, Google made a huge decision to boost rankings for mobile friendly web sites. This meant that web designers and developers everywhere had even more pressure to adopt mobile friendly design practices, so that their web site deployments would meet this requirement and thus improve their clients’ web presence. Watermelon Web Works … Read more
Virtually every modern website nowadays features a rotating image section at the top of the site to highlight content or calls to action. These content areas are referred to as sliders, and WordPress features a wide variety of plugins to manage the display and management of these important eye catchers. We at Watermelon Web Works have had … Read more
I am often asked to display a set of data that is useful for the site visitor. This often means that the data is to be sortable by one or more fields and easily searchable. In addition, it should have an an aesthetic appeal to make it easier to read. Traditional methods to display data … Read more
Reasons for website redesign range from “Our current website is keeping us from achieving our business goals” to “Hey, why do we still have a spinning globe on this website? Is it 1999?” and everything in between. Regardless of the motivation for a site redesign, we at Watermelon Web Works bring twelve years of experience … Read more