If you work in IT, or even in a department that is associated with IT, at some point you may be asked to take over a website or web application that you had no part in managing. You may have been in grade school for all that matters when it was installed, but somehow this landed on your plate and you are the go to person when it comes to the site questions. Even if it does not work the way the current world works, it may look like some hideous attempt at something leading edge. So congratulations--you are the proud new owner of a “Legacy Website"!
A landing page is a key part of a business’ online marketing arsenal. It is an expertly designed web page that serves to engage the user into following through a conversion funnel.
How should it work? The user looks for something specific and their search brings them to the business’ landing page. The page then provides the exact information that the user is looking for, and goes on further to engage the user towards lead generation.
Not all landing pages are created equal. So what elements then, make a landing page great?
Web Design Trends
Each year, we like to take a look at how the web (and specifically web design) is evolving and cast our predictions at what the new year holds. Our 2012 predictions hit fairly close. While some of our 2013 predictions certainly came true, it looks like some of them (such as flat design) are still taking place as an ongoing trend as we enter 2014.
So here's our list for 2014: the four most important trends we expect to see more as the year goes on. Enjoy!
If you're just starting out on WordPress, it'll come in waves: first, you'll approach it with all the confidence in the world--this-is-going-to-be-easy will pour out of you and all over your keyboard. Then, in the midst of installing new plugins with a grin, the real swell of how-did-that-happen will come and that moment when it blocks out the sun and you realize you're in over your head will seem like the last moment in which you'll ever want to code. Anything. Ever. And then, suddenly, you'll find yourself out far past that first learning curve, writing your own plugins at the speed of light and daring the clock to challenge you.
But when you first get going on WordPress doing actual development work, it's not always as simple as you might think. Fortunately, if you're tackling a WordPress problem, there's probably someone else out there who has already conquered it. That's the great thing about Open-Source, Omnipresent WordPress--it comes with a great community. And with that, comes great resources and support for your WordPress journey.
Hit the jump to see our top 10 picks for best WordPress resources that will help make the life of any beginning WordPress developer easier. And don't forget to share yours in the comments below!