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website design and development

Website Design and Development – Two Disciplines, One Goal

Website design and development are often seen as one service. However, design and development are actually two disciplines that support one another and work together. Combined, website design and development provide the structure to maximize your website’s potential. Website Design Website design is all about the appearance of the site. The value of website design…

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medical website design

Taking the Temperature of Medical Website Design

Medical website design may seem like a single discipline to focus on. The reality is that there are several distinct markets that can require their own type of website. While this list of markets isn’t exhaustive, (for example prescription drug fulfillment services also have their own set of requirements) it does serve as an excellent…

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ecommerce website development next steps

Ecommerce Website Development – Next Steps

We previously wrote a post designed to help you make some initial decisions about starting out with ecommerce website development. These are definitely questions that we ask when we’re approaching a new project – whether it’s an internal project for one of our plugins or for a client. Once we’re past the basics, understanding how…

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Being a WordPress developer

Being a WordPress Developer

We consider ourselves to be WordPress developers here at Pixel Jar. While we’ve certainly used other tools over the years, as a company, we focus our learning, marketing, and teaching efforts on the WordPress platform. This means that we’re focused on a specific platform that handles many of the core requirements for any project. We’ve…

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MemberPress the best WordPress membership plugin

Redesigning MemberPress, the Best WordPress Membership Plugin

MemberPress is simply the best WordPress membership plugin. When we have clients who need a membership product, MemberPress is almost always the solution that we use to help the client achieve their goals. It has a flexibility and common-sense approach that makes it incredibly robust. As we’ve mentioned previously, we’ve known Blair Williams, the owner…

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WordPress themes with purpose

WordPress Themes with Purpose

WordPress Themes. The first thing you think about when you’re starting a new WordPress project. The importance of this choice will have repercussions for as long as you own your website. Decisions are often made by users who see an amazing demo site, but don’t ask the important questions like – “Do I have images…

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Pretty Links logo

A New Look for Pretty Links

We’ve known Blair Williams since 2009. Caseproof, Blair’s company, makes several of the best commercial plugins for WordPress. We’re proud users of Affiliate Royale (in fact, it powers our affiliate program for AdSanity), we’ve used MemberPress for several client solutions, and we leverage Pretty Links to create beautiful, short links. When Blair reached out to…

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pixel jar website redesign

The New Improved Pixel Jar – Our Website Redesign

Pixel Jar is always really busy working on client projects, we haven’t had a good opportunity to focus on our own website redesign. As a web development agency we knew it was time to make some changes. We were suffering from the “cobbler’s kids” syndrome – we had no shoes. We started talking about the…

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wordpress website performance

At 120,000 Miles, How Does Your WordPress Website Hold Up?

A friend of mine once told me how he often compares having a WordPress website to owning a car. At the time I didn’t think much about it. Reflecting back on it, I think the comparison makes a lot of sense. Let me tell you why. The Make, Model, and Color of Your Vehicle Surely…

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