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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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 →
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…Continue Reading →
Whenever we are at a gathering of nerd, invariably the conversation will turn to what development tools we use. We’ll exchange ideas, tips, new applications we’ve tested and so on. Ultimately we are always looking for things that will make us work faster and things that make working easier. So with that, here’s what we…Continue Reading →
We had a client approach us with a specific functionality request. They wanted to capture news articles from around the Internet that mentioned members of their staff. Then, they would display these articles on their site. We came up with a great solution that leveraged two technologies in an efficient combination. Setting the Stage First…Continue Reading →
We recently collaborated with JWC Environmental on a redesign of their entire website workflow. We’ve had the pleasure of working with JWC on a regular basis. They approached us with a big project – a complete overhaul of their main business site and all of the features that were associated with it. We had found…Continue Reading →