Web Development

If we had to pick one thing that Pixel Jar was best known for it would be web development. We eat, drink, and think code. Even before we started using WordPress we were writing PHP, HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. Web development allows us to exercise control over the smallest details of a site from setting an end point to creating the perfect delay on a form fade in. Keeping up with web development keeps us on our toes and reinforces our belief in lifelong learning.

Development is often conjoined with web design, but the two disciplines are really distinct. Design is focused on the visual appearance and user interactions with the website. Development focuses on bringing those design decisions to life and making sure that the connective tissue that design needs for functionality is working.

Connection to Our Services

The umbrella of web development covers both plugin development and theme development but also includes website architecture, integrations, and security issues. At Pixel Jar we blur the line between front-end and back-end development. Though each of our developers has a particular proficiency, all are able to work confidently on both sides of development.

Because we’re experts in writing code we also like to talk about code. We perform code reviews, site reviews, and can consult on your web project to help you over a rough patch in your own web development. We’re always excited to see what our clients are working on and a second set of eyes can see things that you might have missed.

Posts in Web Development

Posts in this section focus on web development in its purest sense. Many of our completed projects have an interesting feature or exposed us to some new information that was share-worthy. We’ll also talk about issues that encompass all of design like tools, definitions and new methodologies.

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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

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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

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MemberPress the best WordPress membership plugin

Redesigning MemberPress, the Best WordPress Membership Plugin

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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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Web Design for The Ethical Society

We recently had the opportunity to work on a web design and development project with The Ethical Society of St. Louis. An Ethical Society is organized similarly to a religious organization. Instead of being focused on the worship of a specific deity the society focuses on the betterment of people and upholding ethical practices in…

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WordPress development glossary

A WordPress Development Glossary

It seems like there’s a new term or technology influencing our work every week. Keeping our definitions straight is critical to providing the best service possible. This WordPress development glossary presents a list of some key terms you should know. Archive – A type of page automatically generated by WordPress that aggregates the entries for…

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