Earlier this week, Liam Dempsey presented a talk titled WordPress as a Communication Platform to the Baltimore WordPress Meetup Group. In the talk, Liam explored the ways in which the WordPress community communicates and how those lessons may be applied to the greater world.
While an online brochure website can bring value to any business or organization, we work with our clients to ensure they get the most value from their sites. We craft designs, target messages, and calls-to-action geared towards helping our clients grow their businesses and organizations by encouraging visitors to their websites to contact our clients via a website form, email, or telephone call. For LBDesign, a website must deliver real business value. Continue reading
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
On Monday, 05-Feb-2018, the Philly ‘burbs WordPress Meetup focused on Gutenberg, the new content editor within WordPress. Over the course of the evening, the group enjoyed an overview of Gutenberg, what it does, when it’s likely to be incorporated into WordPress core, and where it’s heading in a technical sense. The evening then turned to a panel discussion about what Gutenberg will mean for the individual panelist’s respective businesses. Continue reading
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
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
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.
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
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.
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