When I build websites, I like to keep things as simple as possible. Many things, especially on the web, get over engineered just for the sake of it, which makes my job as a developer that much harder, but I believe it also impacts the user as well.
We’ve all grown accustomed to the way the Web looks and feels. Websites nowadays all have a very slick, polished, smooth and at times, a very animated feeling to them. Things slide and pop and move, but what we forget to ask, is why? Why does it have to be like that?
I’ve been using WordPress almost since I first started Web Development. It’s one of the most used web apps across the Internet as well as one of the most popular open source PHP platforms you can find.
It’s super easy to install and doesn’t require a great deal of technical knowledge to operate, but one of the most impressive features of WordPress is that with technical knowledge you can mold it into almost anything you can imagine. Not just a blogging platform anymore, WordPress is much closer to a powerful application framework, and if I’m honest, it’s one of my favourite development platforms.