Trenzi: Branding, Web Design, and Mobile App

Trenzi: Branding, Web Design, and Mobile App

About a year ago, we started working with our friends over at Trenzi, a social brand-influencer platform. Our work initially consisted of branding and web design, but we soon got started on their mobile app too.  The goal was to define and refine the brand visually and to take their user experience into the next […]

React Native benefits, and why we recommend to our clients

React Native benefits, and why we recommend to our clients

React Native is a framework for building mobile applications. Not “mobile web” apps, “html5” apps, or “hybrid” apps, but real native applications for both iOS and Android. Facebook open-sourced the platform early in 2015, and has since seen tremendous growth and support. There are many React Native benefits for mobile development, and we want to share […]

Web Design Process – How we build websites

Web Design Process – How we build websites

In this entry, we’ll be going over our web design process. It’s really important to us that our clients have a level of understanding and transparency with how our work is conducted. This entry is written to show you how websites are created at Y-Designs.  We’ll be talking you through our steps to explain why […]

After the Tutorial: Design Thinking With Your Mental Toolbox

After the Tutorial: Design Thinking With Your Mental Toolbox

So you’ve watched and read tutorials, you’ve tinkered with Adobe products, and you have a few tools in your toolbox ready to go. But how do you use these tools to create something? Where do these technical processes fit into the abstract creative process? To answer these questions, let’s tackle the design process together, utilizing […]

New Websites Summer 2016

New Websites Summer 2016

We’ve been working on a few sites since the spring.  There’s more in our portfolio, but here’s are the featured sites!

New Websites Spring 2016

New Websites Spring 2016

We’ve so far launched 7 websites this year.  There’s a lot more on the way! Below are some of the highlights of our most recent launches.

WP API Multiple Taxonomy Query

WP API Multiple Taxonomy Query

Before we get started, you will need to be running at least the following: WordPress: 4.4+ WP REST API (Plugin): 2.0+ The following examples will use a Custom Post Type named rental. When registering the CPT, we need to add the following argument: ‘show_in_rest’  => true. This allows us to query for our custom post type using the […]

Reach SEO – Streamlined Content Marketing

Reach SEO – Streamlined Content Marketing

We have officially released our first product, Reach SEO! Reach SEO is a content marketing system for WordPress. Update: Reach SEO was shutdown over a domain dispute with a similarly named service.  We’ve decided not to reopen the service for now.  That said, we offer similar services. find out more about our content marketing services!

Why we use WordPress now, and why we left Joomla

Why we use WordPress now, and why we left Joomla

This is a sad story. Thankfully, it’s mostly just PHP.   Introduction We used to swear by Joomla.  We loved the components, the modules, and the plugins.  We thought the MVC structure made a ton of sense.  We thought well of the Joomla model. We figured out how to make CCKs work (CCK = Content […]

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