Web Design, Programming, and Business


Why Re-Invent the Wheel?

ABD Web Design subscribes to the idea that one shouldn’t reinvent the wheel, and what better platform than WordPress for that affirmation? Did I hear someone say, “Plugins?”. We’re always on the lookout for useful, well-functioning plugins that simplify our lives while providing a better visitor experience. Today I would like to point you to two plugins I came across...

WordPress Visual/Text Editor Formatting

If you work with WordPress you probably have a good idea what I’m going to write about today just from the title: formatting issues when switching between the visual and text editor. For those whom may not be familiar let me give you a quick scenario to describe what I’m writing about: You’re a developer/designer working in WordPress. Beyond chiseling out the shape of your...

Lazy Loading Images

Imagine this scenario: You’re looking to shop online for a brand new whatchamacallit. You Google it up, get a list of links, and select one of the first that appears relevant. Then you wait as the page chokes and crawls along in a frozen state while the images are being loaded. Within five seconds you jump back to Google and select a different link. It works great. The page loads almost...

Regenerate Thumbnails in NextGen Gallery

To generate high-quality thumbnails: Go to Gallery -> Manage Gallery Click on the gallery that the thumbnail is in. For example, if the thumb is on the Idea Gallery page, in the Details carousel, select ‘Idea Gallery – Details’ Check all the thumbnails that are low resolution (fuzzy) and from the ‘Bulk actions’ dropdown, select ‘Create ┬ánew thumbnails’...

Web Design, Programming, and Business

Meet Aaron Day

Professionally building websites since 2002, I've worked at Microsoft, multiple agencies, and a few web design businesses of my own, including White Whale Web, a Boise-based web development agency. Previously, I was an owner of Thrive Web Designs from 2015 to 2022. I've taught classes, run design groups and even ran a benefit auction for 4 years in my free time. I love sharing and giving back to the web/creative community.

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