Every week I bring you the latest Web Design News. This week’s stories are about a contest from Smashing magazine, 99 WordPress stats, starting a WordPress business and a WordPress Tutorial on testimonials.
The CSS Grid Challenge: Build A Template, Win Some Smashing Prizes!
Layout on the web has always been tricky, but with CSS Grid being now supported in all major browsers, most of the hacks that helped to achieve complex layouts have become obsolete.
The good folks at Smashing Magazine are holding a contest. There’s a serious prize up for grabs so any budding web designers should definitely give this a shot. What’s really cool about this contest is that all the submitted designs will be available for free download under a MIT license. Since this prize will attract some seriously talented web designers there should be some amazing designs up for grabs. Check it out if you’re up for the challenge.1
99 Incredible WordPress Stats and Facts
WordPress has come a long way since it first launched back in 2003. It’s now the most popular content management system and has become a become a dominant force online, now powering 28.6% of all websites.
I’ve been using WordPress for a very long time… it’s pretty much the go to CMS for most web design companies. And it really has improved over the years… I’m a huge fan of Thrive Themes which has a front end editor that allows you to make pretty impressive modern designs on WordPress. This article gives 99 WordPress stats and facts… if you’re a WordPress nerd like me you’ll find it interesting…2
8 Steps to Starting a Kickass WordPress Business
Starting a freelance business or building your own small agency from the ground up is no easy task. It’s not something you can decide to do one day and then poof! You’re a freelancer and business owner.
I’m currently building up my own web design, SEO and Adwords advertising agency in Perth Australia so this article on the wpmudev blog caught my eye. If you’re looking to get into this business then check out this article.3
How to Add Rotating Testimonials in WordPress
Do you want to display rotating testimonials on your WordPress site? Testimonials are a great way to show social proof and build credibility. That’s why you see so many online businesses proudly displaying customer testimonials on their websites.
This is another great tutorial from the staff at Wp Beginner. Testimonials are pivotal for building trust and are a powerful selling aide. You really should be showing off your customer testimonial on your website – it’s an essential part of my web design process.4
Well that’s it for Web Design news this week. Hope you have a great week and if you want to reach out for help with Web Design please contact me here.
- The CSS Grid Challenge: Build A Template, Win Some Smashing Prizes! – Smashing Magazine, Smashing Magazine, https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2017/09/the-css-grid-challenge-join-in/, Vitaly Friedman , 2017-09-06
- 99 Incredible WordPress Stats and Facts, 99 Incredible WordPress Stats and Facts, https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/wordpress-stats-facts/, Maddy Osman, 2017-09-08
- 8 Steps to Starting a Kickass WordPress Business, 8 Steps to Starting a Kickass WordPress Business, https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/steps-starting-successful-biz/, Brenda Barron, 2017-09-08
- How to Add Rotating Testimonials in WordPress, How to Add Rotating Testimonials in WordPress, http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-to-add-rotating-testimonials-in-wordpress/, 2017-09-06