20 Best New Websites, January 2022

So here we are, in a brand spanking new year—time for looking forward with fresh ideas and renewed hope for the year ahead. We are kicking off 2022 with a mixed bag and, we hope, something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for inspiration to update your site or a fresh approach to work for a […]

Popular Design News of the Week: January 17, 2022 – January 23, 2022

Every day design fans submit incredible industry stories to our sister-site, Webdesigner News. Our colleagues sift through it, selecting the very best stories from the design, UX, tech, and development worlds and posting them live on the site. The best way to keep up with the most important stories for web professionals is to subscribe […]

How to Get Started with the MVP Workflow

Few things are more important to a web designer or developer’s chances of success than having the proper workflow. The term “workflow” applies to the set of standardized steps you or your company uses to create, test, and deploy designs or products. Over the years, as development processes have evolved, so too have the workflows […]

Google Domains: How to Use It and Whether It Beats the Competition

The post Google Domains: How to Use It and Whether It Beats the Competition is written by Tom Rankin and appeared first on WPKube. Choosing your domain name is important. Without the perfect .com, traffic will be hard to come by. Though, it’s just as vital to choose the right domain registrar. While there are […]

10 Top WordPress Themes for 2022

If you’re looking for a WordPress theme for your 2022 projects, it never hurts to see what the experts consider to be the best of the bunch. That’s not to say that experts don’t have their favorites. They often do, and we are no different. We’ve tried, successfully, we believe, to avoid any biases we […]

The Case Against UX Testing

Picture a dark office, blinds drawn. Picture a UX designer smoking a cigar. See the light filtered through the smoke whipped to fog by a spinning ceiling fan. Watch as the UX designer sits at a desk and considers the website. The UX designer has devised a series of tests to determine if a green […]

Popular Design News of the Week: January 10, 2022 – January 16, 2022

Every day design fans submit incredible industry stories to our sister-site, Webdesigner News. Our colleagues sift through it, selecting the very best stories from the design, UX, tech, and development worlds and posting them live on the site. The best way to keep up with the most important stories for web professionals is to subscribe […]

Best WordPress Hosting Canada: Our Top 6 Picks (From $3.49 CAD)

The post Best WordPress Hosting Canada: Our Top 6 Picks (From $3.49 CAD) is written by Colin Newcomer and appeared first on WPKube. Searching for the best WordPress hosting in Canada? In this roundup, we’ve collected the top six WordPress hosting solutions for people in Canada (or anyone targeting a Canadian audience). This list includes […]

Quiz: Are You Prepped For Meeting Design Clients?

Walking into an initial meeting with a new client can be nerve-wracking. If you’re a freelancer, your income could depend on the outcome; if you’re part of an agency, then your colleagues’ incomes could rely on it too. More often than not, you’re meeting someone successful enough at negotiating to own a company. The time […]

How I Saved My Design Agency & Tripled My Profits

There was a point at which I was very close to losing my business, and I didn’t realize how close. I wasn’t always a good planner, and I didn’t plan to start an agency. One day I was a freelance graphic designer, my job list grew, I hired some help, and suddenly I was managing […]

How to Translate a WooCommerce Website

The post How to Translate a WooCommerce Website is written by Tom Rankin and appeared first on WPKube. Online shopping is an inherent part of many lives, especially during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Because of this, there is arguably no better time to enter e-commerce. However, in order to reach as many potential customers as […]

3 Essential Design Trends, January 2022

Happy New Year, fabulous new website design trends! This month’s design trends are a collection of the somewhat unexpected – from NFT website design to large text to illustrations; you won’t see a single photo or video here. Here’s what’s trending in design this month. NFT Websites This website design trend has more to do […]

5 Brilliant Ways to Tackle Designer’s Block

If you are a designer and have never dealt with designer’s block, you are probably a superhero. For us mortals, designer’s block is a pretty common problem. There are occasions when we sit in front of our screen, and our creativity just evaporates. I have spent many hours trying to get rid of this annoying […]

10 Best WordPress Security Plugins Compared in 2022 (Most Are Free)

The post 10 Best WordPress Security Plugins Compared in 2022 (Most Are Free) is written by Colin Newcomer and appeared first on WPKube. Searching for the best WordPress security plugins to protect your WordPress site from malware or malicious actors? A lot of WordPress security is following general best practices – updating everything, using strong […]

The Top 5 Form Types to Use in Your Web Design 

There are a lot of factors that contribute to a better user experience on a website. Pages need to load quickly to give users peace of mind and efficiency. Navigation must be clear and straightforward, with direct pathways for visitors to follow when finding your contact pages, blog posts, and products. Your colors need to […]

5 Big Web Design Predictions for 2022

Every year, at this time, blogs like this one like to try and predict what’s going to happen in the year ahead. It’s a way of drawing a line under the archive and starting afresh. A rejuvenation that, as humans, we find life-affirming. Ten years ago, I would have had high confidence in these predictions […]

Popular Design News of the Week: December 27, 2021 – January 2, 2022

Every day design fans submit incredible industry stories to our sister-site, Webdesigner News. Our colleagues sift through it, selecting the very best stories from the design, UX, tech, and development worlds and posting them live on the site. The best way to keep up with the most important stories for web professionals is to subscribe […]

10 Tips for Effective UX Writing

Many people believe that UX design is all about creating slick, engaging images and top-notch user flows. While those things have their merits, UX designers do much more than that. UX writing is an essential skill in developing an app or solving a UX problem for a client. UX writing is when we craft UI […]

The UX of Maps in Web Design

Maps are a fascinating method for delivering content. At their best, they can create an intuitive way of presenting information and interacting with it. This is the advantage that digital maps, through mobile apps and websites, have over print maps and images where no interactivity is possible. But it’s important to understand that more data […]

15 Best New Fonts, January 2022

With a new year here, it’s time to try out some new fonts. Whether you’re designing a brand new website or redesigning an existing one, the following list of fonts has you covered. In addition to the dependable serifs and sans serifs we use to create attractive and readable content, this roundup also has some […]

How to Understand Why Your Permalinks Are Not Working In WordPress

The post How to Understand Why Your Permalinks Are Not Working In WordPress is written by Tom Rankin and appeared first on WPKube. Lots of site task focus on Search Engine Optimization (SEO), as it can increase your visibility and search ranking. Part of your SEO strategy should be based on your URL structures, although […]

Popular Design News of the Week: December 20, 2021 – December 26, 2021

Every day design fans submit incredible industry stories to our sister-site, Webdesigner News. Our colleagues sift through it, selecting the very best stories from the design, UX, tech, and development worlds and posting them live on the site. The best way to keep up with the most important stories for web professionals is to subscribe […]

The Case for Building More Dynamic Landing Pages

According to Klipfolio research, users spend on average 52 seconds on a webpage. With minimal time to impress, you must consider how to best help your consumers understand what your product or service does and why they should care about it. It’s not enough to describe your value – great landing pages will go the […]

Typewolf’s Definitive Guide to Free Fonts

The choice of typeface is one of the most critical factors in any design; it gives the text its voice. It can be desperately frustrating to find the right voice for your project, only to discover it’s outside your client’s budget. Who doesn’t love a free font? There’s no question that something for nothing is […]

How to Use FileZilla: A Step-By-Step Guide

The post How to Use FileZilla: A Step-By-Step Guide is written by Tom Rankin and appeared first on WPKube. One of the most common tasks for a WordPress site owner is using Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) to access files and folders. As it happens, it’s also one of the most scary aspects of running […]

50 Best Sites of 2021

2021 has been both memorable and instantly forgettable. Pop stars were freed from modern-day servitude, some people tried to overthrow democracy, and we all vacationed at home. Despite the weirdness of the times, the web kept growing, kept changing, and kept on pushing boundaries. We saw a wealth of new sites launch or relaunch with […]

Popular Design News of the Week: December 13, 2021 – December 19, 2021

Every day design fans submit incredible industry stories to our sister-site, Webdesigner News. Our colleagues sift through it, selecting the very best stories from the design, UX, tech, and development worlds and posting them live on the site. The best way to keep up with the most important stories for web professionals is to subscribe […]

How to Build a WordPress 404 Page: An In-Depth Guide

The post How to Build a WordPress 404 Page: An In-Depth Guide is written by Tom Rankin and appeared first on WPKube. While most site URLs are readable and easy to type, there’s no accounting for human error. Even the best of us sometimes mistype a URL, and end up at a location on the […]

Quiz: The Baffling Branding Brainteazer

Branding is a core skill for designers. Even designers who don’t work on brand design, work with it by following style guides and creating designs to complement a brand’s voice. How much do you really know about the process of branding, its history, and key terminology? Take our fun quiz to find out!    […]