Now, as “everyday” as WordPress may have become – for the fact that every second or third website you come across is powered by WordPress – there are always the frequent “how the heck did they do this!” moments when you are scrolling around the WordPress realm.
Despite WordPress being so remarkably pursued by the web development community, it has never ceased to wear some incredible tricks and surprises up its sleeve. While there is a whole ensemble of plugins that never fail to take a WordPress website’s functionality beyond defaults and succeed in letting webmasters shape their website in exactly the same way they want to, it is the WordPress Hacks that well and truly give the webmasters a customization capability of the likes of which can’t be accomplished by any plugins whatsoever.
When judging a websites’ potential and worth, one of the most popular metrics to use is the unique visitor count, which more or less can show how many people have opened at least one page on a website.
But while this stat has some purpose, relying on it is a huge mistake that can cost fortunes on inefficient marketing efforts and, ultimately, even failure as a business.
Once limited to tacky, flashing banners with neon colors and cartoons that floated through pop-ups and email headers, GIFs have changed for the better. With this change, they are here to stay, especially for WordPress users and developers. Designed specifically for the web, GIF files are typically small in size, making them perfect for adding a touch of movement to a post. In fact, animated GIFs can bring a refreshing sense of life to an otherwise static article or topic.
However, animated GIFs come with their fair share of problems and frustrations. Since animated GIFs are comprised of many frames, they can quickly go from being small, unobtrusive files to being some of the most unwieldy graphics on your server. GIFs are known for slowing down load times on pages where they are used, making them a barrier to repeat traffic and a problem point for webmasters who understand the importance of speed in an age of impatience.
Web design & development field prepares many dilemmas for you: to use clean style or not, to incorporate latest trends on your website or not, to make accent on visual front or functionality, to make design responsive or not, etc.
We cannot answer all these question at once; instead we’ll start with one very important aspect: the fold.