Signs of an Amateur Web Designer

Signs of an Amateur Web Designer
I hate to keep writing about WordPress, but with it being so prevalent in the world today it makes for a prime topic. It really surprises me the number of people that call themselves “Web Design Professionals,” when there is a lot more to being a web design professional than simply adding some text, and putting in some pictures. Having worked in the web design industry since the early 2000s, there are a lot of things that you learn that are dos and don’ts, but I routinely see the don’ts in a large portion of WordPress websites. I’m becoming a firm believer that Web Design Professionals are misrepresenting themselves, and are in fact little more than someone who installed WordPress, added some graphics and text, and said “wow, look I made a website. I can do this professionally.” This would be like a 15-year-old getting his driver’s permit and telling...
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Do we use WordPress?

Do we use WordPress?
Do We Use WordPress?
We often get asked whether we do WordPress, so we would like to take this opportunity to answer this, and give reasons for our answer. The main question: do we do WordPress? This simple answer is no. Now on to the WHY. With WordPress being so popular, why haven’t we jumped in bed with everyone else who is using WordPress? The simple reason is what it was designed for. Allow me to explain. Back in 2005 we were still hand coding HTML websites from scratch. It was in that year that I started hearing about some of the web based platforms in their relative infancy, and being a curious individual, I started looking into them. It wasn’t just seeing what their websites had to say, but it actually involved downloading, uploading to my server, installing, and actually playing with them. I tested WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, Xoops, PHP-Nuke, and several others....
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