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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This is the first article of a five part series that discusses approaches to custom website design. This first post provides a solid overview of the series. An Ideal Custom Website Design Process In an ideal world, there would be no limitations. When building websites, we’d create a fully custom website design. And we’d revel…Continue Reading →
We’ve been developing websites as a company since 2004. Pixel Jar has a collective experience of 50+ years within the team. We’ve experimented with many CMSs over the years, but in 2007 we began working with WordPress. We were pleased with the results and continued down the WordPress path. Currently the bulk of our work…Continue Reading →
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. Don’t underestimate the value of…Continue Reading →
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…Continue Reading →
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…Continue Reading →
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 focus on a specific platform that handles many of the core requirements for any project. We’ve…Continue Reading →
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…Continue Reading →
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…Continue Reading →
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…Continue Reading →