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Custom Website Design Processes

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…

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The Circle of WordPress Website Development

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…

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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. Don’t underestimate the value of…

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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

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

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…

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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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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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