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A New Age Workflow

For years, we had a simple workflow from design to development, that I assume, most other agencies also utilized. We worked this way, like cavemen, until some new software emerged recently and brought us into the modern era. Often times, we used software for purposes that it might not have originally been intended for which Read More

WordPress 102 (advanced custom fields)

This is the second post in a series teaching the basics of WordPress from a client’s perspective. At King Design, we like to give the power to our clients by giving them the ability to edit their sites after they’ve been built. We mainly use WordPress to accomplish this goal. For someone not used to using Read More

WordPress 101 (basics)

This is the first post in a series teaching the basics of WordPress from a client’s perspective. Here at King Design, we pride ourselves with not only making great looking and functional websites, but also making them easy for our clients to edit for themselves. We do this by using a Content Management System (CMS) Read More

Holiday-ify Mason

Every year, here at King Design, we like to come up with a fun microsite for the holidays. Last year, we shrunk ourselves into a snowglobe. After that successful creation, we brainstormed ideas for what might be fun this year. What about a Santa brand book? How about a Duck Hunt-esque snowball game showing how much we love Philadelphia? Read More

Web Development Nostalgia

Recently, I celebrated my year anniversary at King Design and purely by happenstance I had to do some website updates to the very first website I developed at King. If you haven’t looked over your code from an old project, you should. Now, don’t be scared, I know what you think you’ll find; Alright, it won’t Read More

Responsive Web Design Summit

At King Design, we strive to keep up with emerging technology and web design standards. Some online sites and podcasts that are extremely helpful in our journey include: CSS-Tricks Codrops Smashing Magazine A List Apart ShopTalk Show The Web Ahead Recently, we attended the Environment for Human’s RWD Summit; an online conference over three days with Read More

Hosting: Third-party or Internal?

A question that comes up from time to time with clients is whether they should use a third-party hosting company or host the website internally. At King Design, we recommend hosting with a third-party, such as MediaTemple’s Managed VPS. There are exceptions to the rule however. Here are some of the topics to consider: Security Read More

Dealing with the Mobile Hover State

A common issue web developers run into is how hover effects on desktop transition to a mobile device. Since obviously there is no hover on mobile a discussion needs to be had about whether that hover effect is still vital/functional to the design or not. A good example of this is an effect we use on Read More