GIMP annoyances on Mac High Sierra

THIS POST HAS BEEN RE-PUBLISHED WITHOUT MY PERMISSION ON A WEBSITE CALLED WIRED GORILLA. I AM CURRENTLY PURSUNG LEGAL ACTION TO GET IT TAKEN DOWN FROM THAT SITE. Following the… More »

How to disable responsive images in WordPress 4.4

The latest version of WordPress, 4.4 (“Clifford”), has rolled out a feature whereby it adds ‘srcset’ attributes to all image tags in order that browsers can decide which image to… More »

A responsive website is now more important than ever

In a few days Google will change the way it decides what will be shown in the results when people search for something using a smartphone. That simple sentence doesn’t… More »

Beating designer’s block

As a web designer or developer, you may not think much about where your inspiration for visual layouts and elements comes from – not, that is, until it seems to… More »

Theatre Anon benefits from new ZigPress site

It’s been a while since I launched a new ZigPress client site, and I’m very happy to announce my latest creation, a new WordPress-based website for the Malta-based theatre company… More »

CSS Double Body Background Image

So you’re designing a website, and you’ve reached a point where you need two background images behind the whole page, both repeating in at least one direction, but not all… More »

WordPress Themes – Third Party or Custom?

If you’re at all familiar with the WordPress content management / blogging system, you’ll be aware that WordPress sites are built around the WordPress application core (this provides the functionality)… More »

10 reasons websites should not play music automatically

I do a lot of surfing, looking for design inspiration, coding tips, or simply something to amuse me. I often start a surfing session using StumbleUpon or Wikipedia and then… More »

Website Testing Process

When designing and building websites, any professional will tell you that you should test in as many browsers as possible. In the real world, the number you can actually test… More »

ZigFresh

I’ve spent the last few evenings migrating the ZigPress site into WordPress, mainly as a way of gaining more experience of WordPress custom theme and plugin building, now that I’m… More »