WordPress Lightweight Grid Columns

Currently, this is my preferred way to create basic 2 or 3 column grid layouts that are both responsive, and usable by those who casual WordPress users, and not HTML/CSS savvy developers. Installing this plugins add a simple tool button to the WYSIWYG editors that uses a short code break content into responsive blocks.

Website for Your Own Design

Your Own Design specializes in bringing dream home designs to life. 2019 marks the 25th anniversary for this successful Kawartha Lakes (Omemee) business. To help celebrate, business owners Bob and his son Mitchell decided to update and modernize their web presence. To do so, they contacted the local web design firm, Portage Design. We worked[…]

Responsive Accordion: WordPress Designer Series

The first installment our WordPress Designer Series features a handy little layout tool perfect for those common FAQ pages. Many websites feature an FAQ page for good reason.  Prior to the explosion of social media where people shoot random question at customer service bots, web surfers used to do their own research.  The Frequently Asked[…]

Sources of Free Stock Photography

Great imagery can make or break a design, whether it be a presentation, website,  poster, brochure, blog post, etc.  I get asked this question quite regularly so definitely worth a top-post. https://pixabay.com/ (Newly added to the top of our list) https://www.pexels.com/ https://stocksnap.io/ http://negativespace.co/ http://www.lifeofpix.com/ http://cupcake.nilssonlee.se/ https://unsplash.com/ https://foodiesfeed.com/ http://www.flaticon.com/ (Technically imagery, not photography) https://www.canstockphoto.ca/ (And one[…]

WordPress 4.9 “Tipton” Released

The WordPress content management system (CMS) has just released their next minor revision release, version 4.9 named “Tipton”.  The tag line for this release should be: “designer collaboration”.  Some features and highlights of the latest release include: Draft and Schedule site design changes, not just post/page publishing. Design preview links – easily share you latest[…]

Web Design for Stonehenge Construction

We are proud to show off the latest addition to our web design portfolio, a custom website for Stonehenge Construction. Based in Pickering Ontario, Stonehenge Construction specializes in providing landscaping, stonework, construction & fencing to commercial and residential clients throughout the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Their new website includes a fully-responsive and mobile-friendly layout, eye-catching[…]

WordPress 4.8 “Evans” Release

In early June 2017, WordPress released the latest 4.8 version of their open-source content management system (CMS).  This update includes a number of new features, as well as important cumulative security updates from previous security & maintenance releases. Before proceeding with the one-click WordPress upgrade process, be safe and follow the recommended backup instructions.  Using[…]