Slow Response when Clicking on Mobile

Slow Response when Clicking on Mobile

When designing a responsive site for mobile you want it to feel as quick and fluid as a native app would. We recently came across an issue that left our web application feeling slow and cheap. We tracked the problem down to the way we were handling click events in our single page application. Using jQuery’s […]

Seattleite Guide: A Local’s Guide to Seattle

Seattleite Guide: A Local’s Guide to Seattle

We’ve built a version of this site before, but we didn’t have the resources, the skills or the time to make something more refined. This time, we have the resources, the skills and (more) time.  So, what’s the point of this guide to Seattle?  Why is it better? We’ll show you. TL;DR Just visit the […]

Seattle Photography Spots

Seattle Photography Spots

Are you a photographer or learning to become one?  Here are some great places to practice photography in Seattle!  Check them out!

Javascript console.log Prefixes

Javascript console.log Prefixes

Recently I was working on a project in Node.js that involved forking several processes. In order to make the console more readable (and easier for me to debug) I appended a unique tag to each individual processes’s console.log so that I knew which process was logging what. Here is how:

Google reCAPTCHA v2.0 on a Dynamic Page

Google reCAPTCHA v2.0 on a Dynamic Page

There are many reasons to switch over to Google’s reCAPTCHA 2.0. Most notably is the improved user experience. It is unbelievably easy to incorporate it into an existing static page, but what about those dynamic pages? I will walk you through the steps it takes to add reCAPTCHA 2.0 into a dynamic webpage or even […]

WordPress Instagram Plugin for Developers

WordPress Instagram Plugin for Developers

There are tons of Instagram Plugins. The issue is that we haven’t really found one that lets the developer change the view/html directly. Many of these plugins will do fine if you’re a normal user, but if you want full control, then this is the plugin for you. Its stupid simple and the idea is […]

ACF and Yoast SEO integration

ACF and Yoast SEO integration

There are two plugins that we most likely install on every single WordPress installation: ACF Pro (Repeater and Flexicontent are killer!) Yoast SEO Plugin While ACF is great for creating new content blocks, it never gets counted by Yoast’s SEO plugin for its “focus keywords” analysis.  This happens to be a pretty sore point for […]

WordPress Development: VVV, Consistency and Automated Deployments

WordPress Development: VVV, Consistency and Automated Deployments

At Y-Designs, as with other firms in our industry, we are often forced to develop client websites using WordPress.  Wordpress is like Windows in the late 90s, early 2000s; many tools are available, even though the operating system itself is kind of questionable. One of the biggest issues with WordPress Development is the fact that […]

Node CMS Comparison 2015

Node CMS Comparison 2015

We’ve been using Node for various projects including our project management system, and Ubiest.co (a world news reader on a map). We’ve used it in production for Sondry.com also. That said, most of our business is setting up CMSes with a custom template for client websites. We’ve started to see a lot of CMSes come […]

Ghost vs WordPress: Blogging

Ghost vs WordPress: Blogging

Looking to start a new blog? Or even find a new blogging platform? We will be comparing two great platforms, WordPress and Ghost, to hopefully point you in the right direction.

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