Our newest roundup is up! This week we feature how to implement version control in Wordpress, how to create a successful onboarding experience for your visitors, which skills you need to deal with clients, what the bounce rate is and how to interpret it, and more!
Just the same way you can keep track of all changes made to a WordPress post and revert back to an old version with the “Post Revisions” option, you can do the same with entire web projects, effectively adding an extra layer of control and security over your work.
Version control software allows you to do just that, and Git is one of the most popular tools for the job (plus, it’s open source). This post explains the benefits of implementing Git for version control and walks you through the initial setup for a WordPress project.
Interesting predictions on the evolution of the Internet’s most popular CMS, although 10 years down the road seems like a very long time in web development. Will we even use WordPress in 10 years? Or CMS for that matter?
Onboarding is the process of orienting and familiarizing first-time users with your product. This involves generating interest in the product, carrying your visitors through a simple setup process and teaching them how to use your product through their own action, instead of actual explaining. Successful onboarding experiences greatly improve conversion rate and turn casual visitors into longtime users.
Like it or not, freelance web designers and developers have to deal with clients on a regular basis, and that means developing not-so-technical skills. Developers need to be able to listen and to communicate, to find out what the client wants and what he really needs, and to involve clients in the design process.
The bounce rate is probably one of the most misunderstood pieces of information in web analytics. In order to get a clear picture of a website’s traffic, webmasters need to understand what the bounce rate is, how to interpret it, and when is it appropriate to take corrective measures to lower it.
Automatically created doorway pages are a common SEO technique, but it turns out that Google frowns upon these kind of practices. If you create landing pages, make sure you take the manual approach.