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How Social Media Uncertainty Reinforces the Importance of Websites

How Social Media Uncertainty Reinforces the Importance of Websites

In the early days of Facebook, I recall having a few conversations with people who wondered if the platform may one day serve as a website replacement. Facebook Pages, after…

Making Money with Open-Source Software: What’s Our Responsibility?

Making Money with Open-Source Software: What’s Our Responsibility?

What follows isn’t a definitive answer. It’s a collection of thoughts on how we might reach a better understanding of the issue, along with some simple actions we can take.

The Challenges of WordPress’ Massive Market Share

The Challenges of WordPress’ Massive Market Share

We take a look at the biggest challenges facing WordPress (as we see them) and discuss how its size impacts the efforts to tackle them.

Should Market Share Matter When Choosing a CMS?

Should Market Share Matter When Choosing a CMS?

When choosing a CMS, should market share factor into the decision? Should it matter at all? We attempt to answer those questions and more.

The Line between Custom Websites and DIY is Becoming Blurred

The Line between Custom Websites and DIY is Becoming Blurred

The line between custom and DIY is becoming increasingly blurred. What does “custom” even mean these days?

Why Some Web Designers Are Feeling Forced into Change

Why Some Web Designers Are Feeling Forced into Change

In my thoroughly unscientific observation, web designers appear to be frustrated with the state of things. We take a look at why that is.

Scenarios Where WordPress May Not Be the Best Option

Scenarios Where WordPress May Not Be the Best Option

We take a look at those scenarios when it may be wiser to steer clear of WordPress – or any CMS, for that matter, and just use static HTML.

Proprietary vs. Open-Source: How to Choose the Right CMS

Proprietary vs. Open-Source: How to Choose the Right CMS

We explain the differences between the two types of systems. The goal is to give you the information you need to make the right choice.

Why Web Designers Should Learn Multiple Content Management Systems

Why Web Designers Should Learn Multiple Content Management Systems

We live in an era where web designers have become ultra-specialized. Many tend to have a narrow focus regarding the tools they use and types of projects they accept. It…

Wix Goes After WordPress: One User’s Take

Wix Goes After WordPress: One User’s Take

This isn’t exactly a Coke vs Pepsi type of rivalry. In terms of market share, it’s more like an ant (Wix) flicking a spec of dirt on Godzilla (WordPress).

2020 Web Design Year in Review

2020 Web Design Year in Review