Decision making as a designer and front-end developer in a WordPress agency

First, let’s start with what “decision making” is, and more importantly – good decision making.

When trying to make a good decision, a person must weight the positives and negatives of each option, and consider all the alternatives.

Clients come with problems. And they want them solved. Most of the time that’s a business problem, not technical. They want growth, they want improvement, they want income. Designing and developing must come with this core idea in mind. You want to provide a product that will improve your client’s business.

But to do so as an agency, you have to understand the business of your client. Why a certain design decision is better than another. What is the user base? How will this design decision affect the technical implementation of it and therefore the budget of your client? Long term commitment is crucial for understanding this.

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Colors in web design

Why are the right colors for your website so important? This article will outline when, why and how to pick your colors in order to make your visitors feel comfortable and convert into buyers/users of your product.

Adobe’s color scheme; Source: brandcolors.com

Color theory is often used in marketing and branding. Warm colors attract spontaneous buyers, while cooler ones are more create the sensation of security and elegance.

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Micro – Free WordPress theme

I’ve written a post on how Micro, a free WordPress theme was built in under two hours on the DevriX blog some time ago. Since then we received a few requests/issues that were visible on the theme. Having the theme submitted some ten months ago and waiting for a review for the next eight months or so I forgot about its existence. (don’t we all?)

Grab the theme now!

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node_modules – Quick how to delete it on Windows systems

Delete node_modules on windows

Every npm project comes with node_modules folder after installation. It’s all nice and fancy while you’re working on the project, but what happens when you need to delete it?

Say you are moving repositories, renaming folders or just clearing up old stuff. If you are using Windows, chances are that you will get “path too long” or something along the lines.

Windows has 260 characters limit on path files and deleting so many nested folders is impossible with the “delete” function.

How to delete node_modules

Ironically, you need another npm module for that. Now, in order to make it work, you need to have it installed globally. Run the following command:

npm install rimraf -g

After doing this you will have access to the command anywhere on the system. To delete the npm folder just run:

rimraf node_modules

See more on the package’s page.

Thanks to all this you can really feel like a Windows user 🙂 #nohate

Productivity tools can be in the form of sound – introducing MyNoise

Enjoying the sounds of rain? Distant Thunders cracking the sky? Or maybe the warmth of the fireplace? If yes then this productivity tool is just for you!

Introducing MyNoise.net generator

I have always been putting some good non-distracting songs in the background while I’m working. Be it something like “Crazy” by Daniela Andrade or “Hands” by Jewel it has always been for concentrating on the task I’m working on.

But every now and then listening to songs for 8 hours straight is exhausting . Sometimes I just want to put down my headphones and just enjoy the silence.

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