Author Archives: Lauren Pittenger

What’s New in Yoast SEO 7.0?

A plugin that we use on all of our builds, the Yoast SEO plugin, underwent significant changes in its most recent update. This latest update to Version 7 saw changes to the plugin user interface and how XML sitemaps work.  Continue reading »

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WordPress Learning Resources

WordPress Learning Resources

As designers, developers, and marketing consultants focused on WordPress, we like to stay up-to-date on the changes within the WordPress environment. We’re committed to growing our knowledge and improving our skills. To do that, we regularly read blog posts, subscribe to newsletters, and take courses relating to using, designing and developing for WordPress. Continue reading »

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The LBDesign Team at Work

Working Together as a Two-Person Creative Team

We are excited to share that both Liam and Lauren will present to the New Castle County WordPress Meetup towards the end of February. Liam and Lauren will travel to the neighboring state of Delaware on February 27th to share experiences of working together as a two-person employer/employee creative team. Continue reading »

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Marketing + Design for People Who Help People

Marketing and Design for People Who Help People

While our offices were closed on Monday in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Liam and I watched the Netflix documentary, 13th. The documentary is about race, the justice system and mass incarceration in America. It talked about the Black Lives Matter movement and how it’s about asking the question, “Whose lives are valuable?” While we continue to think about what we learned from the film and what it means for us, the question of whose lives are valuable has me reflecting on our team values – and about the work we do as designers.
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2017: A Year in Review

2017: A Year in Review at LBDesign

As we’re getting into the new year here at LBDesign, we thought we would share a few of our successes from the past year. While no single achievement is earth-shattering, collectively they made for a rewarding and fulfilling year for our little team of two. Continue reading »

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Screenshot of Gutenberg editor

A Brief Overview of Gutenberg

If you’re a designer or a developer, you may have heard there’s something big happening with the way WordPress will work in the future. If you haven’t heard about the changes happening within WordPress and you manage the content on a site, we want you to be aware that there are some big changes happening with the WordPress software. Those changes are being driven by Gutenberg.

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WordPress Podcasts

WordPress Podcasts

As active members of the WordPress community and as podcasters ourselves (okay, only Liam so far), we like to keep our ears perked to what’s going on in the WordPress community. To do that, we listen to WordPress-related podcasts, whether that’s from a business or community perspective or design and development perspective.  Continue reading »

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LBDesign Mini Project Update

Mini Project Update: Hallway Chats, Andrea Gallo + WCUS

As we wind down the year and wrap up a few projects, we’re excited to share a few of the projects we recently completed or supported.  Continue reading »

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How to Get the Most out of Attending Conferences

As we’re preparing to head south to Nashville, TN this week for WordCamp US, we are thinking about the people and places we want to meet and see. We are also considering how we might get the most out of our time at this annual conference. Below are a few of the ways we’ve learned to optimize our time and effort over the years while attending conferences and events. Continue reading »

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The SSA Website Home Page

Building Connections: A Custom WordPress Theme for SSA

We recently had the pleasure of designing and developing a new website for the Seismological Society of America. The Seismological Society of America, SSA, was eager to better connect with its members via its own website, and for its site to be a more versatile platform for attracting new members. Under the leadership of our friends and colleagues at Tadpole Collective, we designed and built a new custom WordPress theme for SSA. Continue reading »

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