Creating a Responsive, Left-Side Navigation Menu with Bootstrap 4

Not all websites need to look the same! With a few tweaks, we can use a common Web design framework for a layout that breaks away from the typical. Inforest Communications is in the process of building completed a website design that incorporates a left-side navigation menu in desktop browsers while maintaining a top down …

WordPress vs Drupal: Choosing the right Open Source CMS

Open Source content management systems (CMS), such as Drupal, Joomla and WordPress, provide the opportunity to leverage an existing code base to tackle Web projects more quickly and with less expense than using proprietary code.  Because the software is free, both in terms of cost as well as the ability to extend and modify, Open …

4 Quick, Easy, No-Cost WordPress Security Tips

In this day and age security is always an issue. In this day and age, it is important to keep your website and data safe. We put together a list of some no cost, easy to implement tips to help keep your website from getting hacked. Obviously, there are lots of other things that you can do to improve the security on your Wordpress websites but here are a few to get you started.

Graffiti Artist to Web Designer

I always have had a love for art. At an early age I loved to draw and create things with blocks. When I was in first or second-grade graffiti and hip hop came into the limelight with movies like “Style Wars” and “Beat Street”. I sought out books like “Subway Art” and “Spray Can Art”. …

DrupalCampNJ Bootstrap Paragraphs

We recently attended DrupalCampNJ it is always a well organized and informative training camp. The camp takes place annually in February at the Friend Center, Princeton University. I always enjoy the session but also meeting and talking shop with other designers and developers. This year my goal was to learn about the paragraphs module in …

Sass vs Less

What is Sass (SCSS) and Less? Sass and Less are pre-processors that extend CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). They add features that allow variables, mixins, functions and many other techniques that allow you to make CSS that is more maintainable, themeable and extendable. They both have similar functions and syntax with minor differences. In Less, variables …

Designing with the development in mind

This post is a follow up to my previous post, Best practices for mobile friendly Web design, which I wrote a couple years ago. Having recently worked on several projects with graphic artists from print backgrounds, I am reminded how important it is for designers to be cognizant of the development process when designing for …