This is another 10 Best article, but of another kind. Since this month is Pixelita.com’s 10th anniversary, I want to do something special to highlight our path forward. But first, a history lesson. Back in 2002, I designed my first for-pay web site, for political blogger Sean Hackbarth’s site, The American Mind. It was based on what was at the time the most popular blogging platform, Movable Type, by Six
This post has been a long time coming. I’ve had a love-hate relationship with CMS Made Simple for a number of years now. It can be quite idiosyncratic. But then, so can WordPress. But the big difference is that when WordPress misbehaves, there are myriad resources to help you get back up on your feet. The CMS Made Simple forums seem to be quite elitist and help is not very
Recently, Pixelita Designs undertook to investigate several popular membership plugins for WordPress. Most of them tend to be geared toward selling “subscriptions” to protected content or digital media downloads (ebooks, etc.). Only two, CSS Jockey Front-End Membership and Member Mouse, seemed more “member-centric” and focused more on the member, with custom member profile pages and social media logins available. Those two are Restrict Content Pro and MemberPress. We’ve decided to
We’ve just significantly revamped and updated our whitepaper, CMS Shootout: WordPress Versus CMS Made Simple. Download it below. [download file=”http://pixelita.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/whitepaper_cms_showdown_republished_20140610.pdf” title=”CMS Showdown: WordPress Versus CMS Made Simple”] Joni Joni Mueller has been designing web sites for hire since 2003, when she first blew up her web host’s server by insisting on running Greymatter. Since then, Joni has designed for Blogger and Movable Type, TextPattern, WordPress and CMS Made Simple. She
I recently put together a proposal for a prospective client, a financial advisor, who is in need of a web site. To demonstrate that such a web site could be built on WordPress, I trawled the Internet for just such examples. There were quite a few, most very well done. But there were some groaners out there, too. (You know who you are, yes, you do!) Here are my top
Homeowners associations (HOAs) and civic clubs serve a narrow but important purpose. They inform their residents of rules and regulations of their community, but also act as more than that. They can be sounding boards for community issues, and a social gathering place, a virtual “back fence” as it were. We are showcasing ten beautiful HOA or civic club sites running on WordPress. Enjoy.