Once upon a time, there were two aspects of website design that were desired by business site owners above all else:
- a .com domain name
- a website that functioned well and looked great on a monitor or laptop screen
.com has long been considered the industry standard, and is what people expect to see in a business web address. It looks official and authoritative in a way that .net or .org could never compete with. While regional variations such as .co.uk, .ca or .com.au made sense for non-USA businesses too, .com has always been considered the holy grail for USA companies.
Until relatively recently too, the vast majority of visitors would have been … Read the rest
Halfslide Design recently partnered with Chris Magdelain at MagDesign to build a new wordpress site for PageMill Marketing. PageMill Marketing is a marketing services and data analytics firm that specializes in helping B2B companies grow their market share. MagDesign completed the design of the site and passed it off to Halfslide Design for implementation. The site uses a custom wordpress theme that is responsive to mobile and tablet layouts. It also includes custom functionality to allow the client to fully control all aspects of the site.
We recently wrapped up development with SETX Digital on a website for a custom furniture builder in Southeast Texas using the Mediastar Portfolio WordPress theme and wanted to give a quick review of the theme and how we liked working with it. The theme has a lot of great features that allowed us to customize it and get the site up and looking great pretty quickly. However, our takeaway from the entire project is that there is a lot of features that are missing that would make the theme really powerful.
Most of the things that we didn’t like about this theme are things that would have been “nice-to-have” and didn’t make the them hard to work with for the … Read the rest
As part of an effort to combat spam for a web design client using wordpress, I have been tasked with removing urls from comments that are posted to his wordpress blog. Most articles and tutorials on the web mention removing the comment input field from the comments form. This, however, won’t work since most spam bots are posting their generated comments directly to wordpress and are bypassing the comments form directly.
The only way to do this completely that I was able to come up with was to use this simple function. Add the following code to your wordpress theme’s functions.php file.
This code is a hook into the pre_comment_author_url filter in wordpress … Read the rest
Halfslide Design was recently contracted to redesign the site for Austin-based author and inspirational speaker, Sherry Ransom. Sherry wanted a more modern and user-friendly design applied to her personal site. Her goal was also to make it easy for visitors to get in touch with her and hire her for speaking gigs viagra en vente france. Finally, she expressed that she wanted to be able to manage content herself and be able to publish articles on a regular basis without getting a web designer involved.
Halfslide Design built her site on the WordPress CMS platform. This allows Sherry to manage the content on each page and article completely on her own. In addition, Halfslide extended the … Read the rest