Creating interactive image maps in WordPress

Last year, I created a website for a client to showcase their new building. We wanted to make it easy for site visitors to explore the new areas of the new building while also making it easy for the client to update the building information.

The only materials available to us were the architect’s plans and renderings for the new building. We created an interactive floor plan where site visitors can click on different areas of the building to get more information. Continue reading

Eight tips for improving responsive typography

Don’t underestimate the importance of well-done typography in making a website appear more professional, polished, and just plain nicer. But in the world of responsive design, we need to have a few extra tricks up our sleeve for accomplishing gorgeous web type. Here are eight things you can do to improve typography in your responsive designs: Continue reading

Using Google Analytics with WordPress

Chances are, if you’ve set up a website with WordPress, it would be really nice to know how many visits you’re getting, where those people are coming from, which posts are the most popular, etc. Google Analytics is a great tool for that job. But how do you use Google Analytics with WordPress?

There are tons of places you can go to learn how to set up a Google Analytics account, so I won’t go into that here. But basically how Google Analytics works is you set up your account, tell it what website you’d like to track, and then Google gives you a bit of code, called a code snippet, that needs to be added to your site to enable Google to track what’s happening on your site and provide you with reports. Continue reading