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202 – Matte v glossy screens
Nathan says ‘Matte and Glossy’ sound like a Las Vegas cabaret act so David’s down for a quick win on this one! This is a little bit of a sham debate as it is as silly as matte or gloss paper. But some designers have a preference for one over the other and all of us who make websites probably need to consider that visitors may have vastly different experiences depending on what they use. It’s quite surprising when you look into this how much the screen that your beautifully designed WordPress website is viewed upon can impact how it looks. I mostly assume that what I design is what everyone sees, but it’s just not the case. The screen really, really matter. So whish is best… Find out what we think on the podcast this week…
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Today we talk about how to keep your WordPress website running smoothly, whether that’s one month or one year after you launched it. So we all know that having a website is more work than most people think. There’s a ton of things that need to go on in the background to ensure that it’s up and running, performing well and getting you leads. As WordPress web professionals, we take much of this for granted. In fact I was thinking as I wrote this post of all the little tasks that it takes to create a website and then keep it running in a performant way, and I was honestly surprised at all the things that I could think of. There were dozens…! Today we have Alexandru Covtun on the podcast to tackle this subject. He’s with WP Dandy which is a WordPress maintenance and support company, so he knows what he’s on about. Go listen…
So, you’re a WordPress website creator. You sell your websites to clients far and wide, or at least that’s the hope. We all know though that the reality is that finding new clients can be hard and keeping them can be harder. The question in this episode of the podcast is, what’s the best approach for attracting new clients. Should you go for anyone and everyone, or are you best targeting your efforts at a particular niche? Well, it’s not that easy and there are pros and cons to both options. Today on the podcast, which by the way is episode 200 (yay!), we discuss which is best. Honestly, it throws up some unexpected results. In the end you’ll have to decide for yourself, but perhaps listening to others debate this point might get you on the right track! Go listen…
Today we hear all about Kadence Blocks, the Kadence Theme and Kadence Membership from the creator, Benjamin Ritner. This suite of WordPress tools has been growing in popularity at an amazing rate. Wherever I seem to go, it’s being mentioned, and in a very positive light. He’s built out a broad set of tools which will enable you to build just about any WordPress website that you could imagine. He prides himself on keeping things lightweight and offering good support. Have a listen to the podcast today to see if Kadence is something to consider in your WordPress toolbelt in the days to come. Go listen…
This debate will never die, but we keep hearing more about it each year. The traditional model is to charge your client a fee that is made clear on your website. You charge a fixed fee for the services that your provide. But now we’ve got value pricing which says charge the client based upon the value that you bring to their business. More profit for you. But is this easy to pull off, or does it feel like deception from the client’s point of view. One model is simple, the other takes more thought, but offers higher rewards (if you can find the clients). Find out what we think about this debate in the WP Builds Podcast today…
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