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18Feb/20

Top Custom Gutenberg Blocks You Can Add to WordPress

One of the most promising aspects of the Gutenberg block editor is the ability to add your own custom blocks. They can consist of just about any type of formatted content or functionality you can imagine.

And while you can certainly build your own custom blocks, sometimes that’s a bit like reinventing the wheel. This is especially the case when you want to add a common element such as a testimonial, post listing or timeline. Most likely, these blocks already exist and can be easily added to your website.

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12Feb/20

Thoughts on Building a WordPress Website from Scratch (Without Code)

Over the past decade, I’ve worked with WordPress on a (pretty much) daily basis. It’s my go-to solution for building websites for clients of all sizes.

And, as I’ve gained more experience with the highly-popular CMS, I’ve advocated for building WordPress themes from scratch. These days, I use a fairly barebones starter theme based on Underscores. It’s set up just the way I like it and helps me get new projects off to a fast start.

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11Feb/20

Looking Outside of Web Design for Inspiration

It makes perfect sense: If you want to design a compelling website, find other sites out there that inspire you. And, while this works, it’s not necessarily the best way to create something original.

Increasingly, the web is becoming homogeneous. This encompasses the tools we use and yes, the designs we implement. The result is that it can be hard to distinguish one site from another. Especially so when looking through the projects within our own portfolios.

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03Feb/20

Exploring Neumorphism Through Code Snippets

The web design industry has always been great at throwing around buzzwords. One of the most recent examples is neumorphism – which is supposedly the “new skeuomorphic” for design elements.

It’s a UI trend where an element looks like it’s breaking free (or extruding) from its background. If you’re looking for a reference point, it seems reminiscent of that Star Wars scene where Han Solo is frozen in carbonite. But I digress.

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