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WordPress - the best tool for every job?

Nov 22nd, 2013 by Max Tokman

Our approach to frameworks is that there's a tool for every job.  In case of WordPress, it is a very good solution for very simple sites based on an existing theme, with functionality and layout requirements not exceeding theme's original capabilities.  It works particularly well for blogs and small informational sites.  WordPress is not well suited for complex projects that require theme or module customization, as there are more efficient ways to build either using more advanced framework or through custom coding.

Known shortcomings of WordPress include frequent core and plugin update, both of which might negatively impact entire customization of a site.  Security is another major issue, as WordPress sites are famed for being susceptible to vulnerabilities through plugin exploits.  These and other WordPress issues are usually addressed by keeping customization to a minimum and being highly selective in the use of 3rd party modules.

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Video file size interfering with playback

Sep 5th, 2013 by Max Tokman

Here's a common scenario - large video file uploaded to the site takes forever to load and might begin playing only after fully loaded.  Is there anything we can do to make playback  instanteneous?" Every video file, besides having audio and video track, contains codec information on how to decode that vid

Wireframes

Dec 4th, 2009 by Max Tokman

As a development agency, we often need to create mockups for our design partners, and wireframes are a great way to share thoughts visually. Wireframes are composed of shapes, text blocks and diagrams that will convey to the designer the position of page elements. Wireframes can be thought of a digital sketch, allowing