226 – ‘I’ is for Images

'I' is for Images - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #226

The web is made up of Pictures and Words. Some of those pictures are moving (video), but it’s basically just those two things. We have easy ways to deal with putting photos and other kinds of images onto our WordPress websites with the features that are baked in, but there’s so much more to this topic. What kind of images are the best to use? How many thumbnail sizes should we be storing? Should we be serving our images over a CDN? Is it a good idea to compress our images so that they make a more lean loading experience? Where can we source our images? What software is good for quick alterations to the images that we’ve got. Honestly, there are a dozen more questions, but you get the idea that there’s a lot more to images than meets the eye. Go listen to the podcast to find out more…

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194 – Static design v in-browser design

Static design v in-browser design #194 - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast

This week was debate whether it’s better to design your WordPress websites with browser based tools like a Page Builder, or use dedicated apps like Figma, Adobe XD or Sketch. Years ago this question was completely absurd. Not only did the tools not exist, but there was almost no conception that the browser might even be capable of image manipulation on the scale that would be needed. Fast forward to today and the tools exist and are excellent. So should you just stay in the browser, educating your clients about WordPress along the way or stay with solutions which have stood the test of time? Find out what we think on the podcast today…

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