When many websites start to pop-out, web designer must think how to make creative and unusual layouts to orient the increasing web traffic. Creative designs is demanding you to break down the conventional chain and walk into the new creative layouts.
So you’ve just taken some killer photos with your new DSLR, or you captured a great video with your iPhone — what’s next? While it feels natural to just post media quickly to your FacebookPage, sometimes great photos or video need their own home in the form of a personal website.
But on the other hand, it’s not easy to make a website layout that complements the rich media. In order to make a great website, professional web designers take advantage of mockup tools to analyze layout, design and functionality. Taking advantage of these applications (some of which are 100% free) is a wise move — especially if you’re interested in creating a professional website for your photography or video.
Robin Good: If you are considering adopting a web design responsive solution to make your web site fully compatible with any type of screen and mobile device, you may want to give a good read to this excellent guide by Slavik Volinskion SEOMoz, which highlights all pros and cons of adopting this approach. Both from a design-usability and from a SEO viewpoint.
SEOMoz: "Responsive design is not a one-size-fits-all solution to mobile.
According to the author of the Responsive Web Design book, Ethan Marcotte:
"But most importantly, responsive web design isn't intended to serve as a replacement for mobile web sites. [...] And as a development strategy, it's meant to be evaluated to see if it meets the needs of the project you're working on."
According to data reported in 2011 by W3Techs, WordPress is used by 55.0% of all websites with a known content management system. This represents 17.3% of all websites. Yoast.com reports that 72.4 million websites are built on WordPress. Besides it’s SEO-friendliness and relative ease of use, perhaps the most alluring quality of WordPress as a CMS is the multitude of available plugins that can customize a website and add dynamic functionality.
Here are a few plugins that can help fill in any functionality gaps and improve the overall performance of your WordPress website.