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About the Author: Ryan Cowles

Ryan Cowles is a WordPress / Front End Developer living in Los Angeles, California. Along with a passion for building creative websites, he also enjoys photography, design, travel and the great outdoors. You can view his personal website by visiting http://ryanscowles.com. To see what he has been up to lately, check out his blog at Metacom Creative.

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Creating User Friendly Navigation Menus

Although I don't claim to be a designer myself, the world of web development goes hand in hand with that of design. One thing I appreciate as a developer (and an average internet user) is a friendly navigation menu. I [...]

By | February 22nd, 2013|Content|Comments Off on Creating User Friendly Navigation Menus

Setting a Fallback for Post Thumbnails in WordPress

I've noticed when working on larger sites with multiple authors one of the most common things to slip through the cracks is setting a featured image. While this shouldn't break your theme, it can create layout inconsistencies or (shudder) broken images. Lucky for us, we can easily provide a fallback, and I'll tell you how.

By | September 27th, 2012|SEO|6 Comments

How to Optimize Your Website’s Loading Time and Performance

Three quarters of all visitors expect a website to load within 4 seconds, and that was in 2006! Other research conducted by Fiona Fui-Hoon Nah, suggests that the wait time is no more than 2 seconds! What does this mean for you as a website owner? The answer is pretty straightforward. You need to optimize your websites loading time, or else you will lose visitors.

By | November 3rd, 2011|Web Design|Comments Off on How to Optimize Your Website’s Loading Time and Performance