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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 focus on a specific platform that handles many of the core requirements for any project. We’ve…

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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. Accessibility – A design process that focuses on making sure website content is available and…

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development tools

Development Tools – How We Get the Job Done

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…

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Background Processing for Faster Batches

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…

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redesigning a website workflow

Redesigning a Website Workflow

We’ve had the pleasure of working with JWC on a regular basis and they approached us with a big project – a complete overhaul of their website workflow. As we dug into the project, we found that several of their core processes were costing them unnecessary time and were inefficient. This often occurs with business…

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