Our Redesign for The Sports Geek Is a Sure Bet – WebDevStudios.com

WebDevStudios is thrilled to announce the launch of the new and improved TheSportsGeek.com! Working with Kevin McClelland, editor of The Sports Geek, was exciting. The challenge that he presented included the requests for a fresh redesign, a logo refresh, and a full-site-rebuild on WordPress. The original website was somewhat outdated, …

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WordCamp US Wrap Up – Best of the Best – WebDevStudios.com

It was the best of times, it was the… well, it was simply the best of times at WordCamp US 2016 in Philadelphia, PA. Saturated with top notch WordPress experts and enthusiasts alike, WordCamp US (WCUS) was educational, informative, inspiring, and filled with opportunities to exchange ideas and make new contacts.

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Free Webinar: Turn Your WordPress Site Into A Mobile App – WDS

Wow, where does the time go? It has already been two months since our previous webinar. As you may recall, our CEO, Brad Williams, shared his experience working with WordPress in the enterprise space. The hour-long webinar was filled with great information from Brad and wrapped up with a number of excellent questions from the live audience.

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Another Project Manager? Heck yes! Welcome Jim Byrom!

We have brought another Project Manager on board! Please join us in welcoming Jim to the WebDevStudios team! We’re excited about this addition to our rockstar project management team; please expect to see much more of Jim around these parts, and find out a little bit more about him below: Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.

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Free Download: Questions to Ask Before Migrating Your Site to WordPress

If you’ve poked around our business before, you know that we’ve helped quite a few companies, including some household names, get their sites on WordPress. Obviously, we’re huge fans of WP, and although the tide does seem to be turning, we believe that WordPress is still wildly underutilized in the enterprise space (or every space!).

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CSS @font-face: 2016 Edition

Remember back in 2009/2010, when @font-face was introduced? Developers rejoiced, because they no longer were they forced to use a (small) handful of fonts! There were some caveats though…browser support was just okay. To make @font-face work across Chrome, Safari, Firefox, IE, and mobile, you had to enqueue a bunch of different font file types…

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Prestige Conference 2016, HELLO!

Another spectacular Prestige Conference is coming up next week, May 24th-25th, and we are so jazzed to head to Minneapolis! Like PressNomics, Prestige is a tech conference that focuses on business and career development, rather than tech itself; most of the presentations are focused on discussing how to run a business in the tech industry, rather than on improving technical skills.

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What WDS Did During Five for the Future: April 2016

Although contributing to the open source-and specifically, the WordPress-community has always been a central component of WebDevStudios’ philosophy, it wasn’t until October of 2014 that we figured out how to formally contribute as a full company. We started participating in Five for the Future, where we designated 5% of WDS working hours to giving back to WordPress.

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Don’t You Forget About Me: Underutilized WordPress Features

There’s a lot of customization available under the hood of WordPress. There are also great out-of-the-box features to that often get looked over in the glitz and glamour of creating new template tags. Whether you’re a WordPress beginner or not, you may find some of these tips and tricks to be helpful surprises!

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Oh Heyyy, WordCamp Buffalo 2016! Get Ready for WDS!

Spring is here, and here comes another awesome WordCamp! WordCamp Buffalo 2016 is coming our way on April 30th, 2016! Although I find it hard to believe that any of our regular readers are unfamiliar with WordCamp (come on, now!), for those of you that are completely green: WordCamps are events held all over the world where WordPress nerds unite to share their skills, insights, and learn a whole lot from a bunch of other smarties.

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Introducing the wd_s Pattern Library!

We recently discussed the differences between a Style Guide and Pattern Library, and the opportunity for leveraging both inside of a WordPress theme. Today, I’m excited to introduce you to wd_s Pattern Library 1.0 🎉 Here is a list of features (which I’ll also cover in further detail later in this post): 36 user interface patterns available out-of-the-box An auto-generated colors swatches page, which watches the for changes, and recompiles as needed.

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Get Your Struggle Bus Out of the Mud

Last year, at WDSCamp 2015, when we weren’t eating, throwing back beers, or, in my case, living in the lake, we did group presentations. We were assigned with team members who were folks on different teams; the idea was to shake it up and get us to interact with people who we don’t necessarily get many opportunities to work with while presenting on material that we thought our coworkers would find useful.

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