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WordPress Page Builders – What to Know Before You Choose

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WordPress Page Builders

WordPress Page Builders – What to Know Before You Choose

Visual page builders like Elementor, Beaver Builder, Divi, Thrive and WPBakery have exploded in popularity over the past couple of years. Their drag-and-drop simplicity makes it easy for website owners and developers alike to create modern, sophisticated layouts without the need to learn any code. But there are some drawbacks to using page builders that […]

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Critical Website Project Questions

Focus Your Web Project with Critical Questions

Investing in your website can be a wonderful opportunity for your business. Much of today’s business takes place online, even outside of the purchase process, so your website and digital footprint deserve attention. Today’s post focuses on the questions to ask before you dive into a website project. A custom website requires resources (time, money, […]

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Ecommerce Website Development by PixelPeople

Website Launch: The Mulch Center

The Mulch Center is a leading manufacturer and provider of premium landscaping materials and soil products, with several locations throughout the Chicago area. They offer a large selection of mulch, soils, and aggregates, for both residential and commercial customers. Despite their offline success, the client previously had no way for customers to request quotes or order […]

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WordPress 5.0 and the Gutenberg Editor

A Major WordPress Update Is Coming – Is Your Website Ready?

December 6th is the latest targeted rollout date for WordPress 5.0, which includes the all-new Gutenberg editor. Gutenberg will provide radically new and different ways for WordPress website owners to edit and layout their page content–but it may create challenges for WordPress themes and plugins that are not ready for this major overhaul.   What is […]

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Website Redesign for Performance Gear Systems

Website Launch: Performance Gear Systems

Performance Gear Systems (PGS) provides precision gear design, engineering, manufacturing, and QA services to clients around the world, in a wide variety of industries–from automotive, to household consumer products, to industrial applications. PGS has experienced tremendous growth over the past several years, and needed to update their website to reflect how their staff, their facilities, and their […]

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Best Website Platform

What to Consider When Selecting a Web Platform

You’ve decided to build a new website–congratulations! This is a big step toward growing your business and ensuring your customers have a positive experience with your brand. A decision that’s likely top-of-mind is what web platform to use. First, it’s important to outline your website’s primary use and goals. How visual will your site be? […]

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WordPress Web Design for Inspection Services LLC

Website Launch: Inspection Services, LLC

Inspection Services, LLC (ISL) provides QA/QC inspection services and construction management services to some of the largest chemical, petrochemical, and oil & gas companies in the United States. After a recent acquisition, ISL approached PixelPeople about a website re-design to achieve better branding, clearer communication about their service offerings, and easier ways for end-users to contact […]

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Online Ticketing & Registration

Add Event Ticketing & Registration to your WordPress Website

WordPress is a great platform for any business that wants the quality and professionalism of custom design, a robust set of add-on features, and a comprehensive, easy-to-use content management system. And if your website requires special features or functionality, odds are that someone has already created a plugin that will help you add that feature […]

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Streamlining Your Organization's Calendars

Streamlining Your Organization’s Event Calendars

When working with non-profits and event management companies, one of the most common challenges we see is in managing the organization’s event calendars. Many times, fast-growing organizations have evolved around separate solutions for their internal calendars (e.g. Outlook), attendee calendar subscriptions (e.g. iCal or Google Calendar), and their website’s calendar (managed independently, through their CMS). […]

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Non-Profit Web Design

Website Launch: Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition

Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition (CABC) is a non-profit organization that promotes awareness and acceptance of breastfeeding through educational events and services, helping to improve infant and family health throughout the Chicago area. PixelPeople worked with CABC to re-design and re-build the site to provide easier access to information, help promote the organization’s events, and help […]

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WordPress web development

6 Key WordPress Benefits

If your business hasn’t yet switched to WordPress, you might still think that managing a website is difficult and time-consuming. But today, WordPress is bigger and better than ever, and in the hands of an experienced designer/developer, a custom WordPress website can be a natural extension of your brand, while making it easy to manage […]

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Web Development Checklist

5 New Year’s Resolutions for your Website

The new year is the perfect time to resolve to finish up the “little things” you’ve been putting off–the finishing touches that will help your business, help your site visitors, and protect the investment you’ve made in your website. If any of these to-dos are still unchecked after 2016, it’s time for action. Secure and […]

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Website Redesign for Crisis Center for South Suburbia

Website Launch: Crisis Center for South Suburbia

Crisis Center for South Suburbia (CCSS) provides support services for victims of domestic abuse and helps raise awareness of domestic abuse issues through education and community events. PixelPeople joined forces with a team of professional project managers, marketers, and copy writers who donated their time through the Taproot Foundation to create a new website for […]

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Custom WordPress Plugins

Add Advanced Features with Custom WordPress Plugins and Shortcodes

Despite the robust editing capabilities built in to WordPress’ native editor, there may be times when you want to add special styling or functionality to your page, beyond what the editor offers. Fortunately, WordPress also has a massive library of free (or at least inexpensive) plugins available–odds are, someone else has already faced the same […]

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Multilingual Web Development

Multilingual Websites Made Easy

If your website needs to support users across multiple languages, there are plenty of solutions out there. But not all solutions are equal. Services like Google Translate are quick, easy and free to add to your site – but the translation quality is far from perfect. Misinterpreted information can be confusing to end users, and can […]

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Web Development Standards

Does Your “Simple” Website Stack Up To These Modern Standards?

I’ve spent much of my career working with small businesses and startups, and I’ve lost many bids to the “fast,” “cheap,” and “simple” website solutions that are offered online–projects that don’t even require human interaction from the vendor side, because there’s no real thought or customization to them. They’re geared more towards keeping you on a […]

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WordPress Web Development

Essential WordPress Plugins

One of the biggest advantages of a website powered by WordPress is the massive amount of plugins available to optimize it, extend its features, and keep it secure–and many of the best plugins are free, like WordPress itself. Last week we listed some essential security plugins that can help protect your site. Now for the bells and […]

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WordPress Website Securtiy

WordPress Security Made Easy

WordPress now powers more than 25% of all websites on the internet–and that can be seen as a positive or a negative by people who aren’t familiar with the platform. Glass-half-full people see the massive community of developers who extend and protect the platform as a major benefit. Glass-half-empty people focus on how its proliferation makes it […]

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