We live in a world where the avenues of digital communication available to us has exploded. Social media, messaging apps like WhatsApp, the message apps built directly into the phones we all have permanently attached to our bodies — all are competing in a very crowded space that used to belong to email alone.
Even though WordPress currently powers 25% of all websites in existence, many people are still unaware of it entirely, unsure of what exactly it is, or unaware of how it has grown since it’s early days as a blogging platform. If you’re not one of those people, congrats! You might find this post a rehash of things you already know, feel free to move along safe in the knowledge that you are well-informed and not missing anything.
Responsive design is one of those things that everyone knows they need, but not everyone has a clear understanding of. As prevalent as this design trend is, I still occasionally meet people who ask me what I mean when I say that every site I design and develop is responsive, or whose idea of what responsive design is doesn’t quite hit the mark.
They say that the key to happiness in life is to find something that you love to do and figure out how to make a living at it. For me, web design is that thing, a place where I get to exercise my creativity while helping people and businesses build a presence for themselves online that they can be proud of.
One of the best things about WordPress, and one of the reasons I choose to use it (among many) is that it is unbelievably extensible. At this moment, there are 50,608 in the official WordPress plugin repository, and that doesn’t include many 3rd-party premium plugins. Chances are, if you need to do something with your website, there’s a plugin to help you get there.
My goodness, it’s been four years since I made my website and it has never been refreshed. I built it back when I first launched my business, but I always considered it more of an archive, a repository of everything I had ever done, on display sure, but really more for my benefit than anyone else’s.