This week we’re joined by Emily Lewis and Lea Alcantara of the CTRL+CLICK Cast!
We talk about keeping up with new technologies, Expression Engine VS WordPress, CMS alternatives to WordPress, the creative process for designing for the web, how to find work/life balance, and more.
Q & A:
- 20:01 For years I have primarily used ExpressionEngine as my CMS of choice. While I still love EE, it isn’t right for every project, so I am looking to brush up on my WordPress chops. Do you have any recommendations on a few sites or other online resources that you use to keep on top of WP developments?
- 25:04 Is WordPress usually the best CMS to use for client work? Are there better alternatives out there?
- 41:58 When you’re just beginning a new design – when that completely blank Photoshop canvas is staring back at you – what is your thought process like?
- 49:22 As a business owner, freelance creative who works from home, I often have trouble balancing my work life with my family life. Can you offer insight on how you balance work life and family life?
- 40:48 E4H: Responsive Web Design Summit – Environments for Humans brings together some of the Web’s most notable experts in responsive web design and web performance for an all-new, three-day online conference, the RWD Summit 2015! Bring the experts to your desktop March 10-March 12, 2015 from 9AM to 4PM (CT).
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- 46:12 Beanstalk – Beanstalk is a complete workflow for private teams to write, review and deploy code.
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