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JointsWP 5 has launched!

JointsWP launched a little more than 5 years ago as a forked version of Bones (R.I.P.) that included some Foundation 4 functionality. Since then JointsWP has grown and is now used by thousands of developers worldwide on everything from enterprise level WordPress websites to personal blogs. We’re excited to launch JointsWP 5 today (in both… Read more »

WordCamp SLC 2017: Maintaining and Managing WordPress

WordCamp Salt Lake City 2017 was an absolute blast, full of awesome presentations and even better people. We were thrilled to have the opportunity to speak at the conference about our specialty – WordPress maintenance and support. Our presentation is now available in PDF form, “You Just Launched Your WordPress Site. Now What?”. Have any questions?… Read more »

Website Accessibility: Does Your Website Violate the ADA?

Restaurants, bars, schools, gyms, in fact, any business that is open to the public would be well-advised to check the accessibility of its website after a blind man recently sued supermarket chain Winn-Dixie and won. Juan Carlos Gil claimed that Winn-Dixie had violated Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act because he couldn’t access… Read more »

You Just Launched Your WordPress Site. Now What?

Launching your WordPress site is always exciting. You get to watch all that hard work and planning transform into a tangible asset that the world can enjoy. It’s awesome – congratulations! But here’s the deal: Your job isn’t done just because your site is out and in the wild. Not by a longshot.

Why We Love Foundation 6

The launch of Foundation 6 marked some of the biggest changes to the popular CSS framework in recent memory. At Materiell, we’ve been using Foundation for quite some time and now that we have a few projects under our belt using Foundation 6, we’re happy to say we love it more now than ever before. Here’s why. Big Things Come… Read more »

Why You Don’t Need to Update JointsWP or Foundation

As WordPress users, we’ve been trained to keep all components of our WordPress install – plugins, themes, core, etc – completely up-to-date to avoid security issues. In fact, the number one question I get about JointsWP is: how do I update JointsWP and/or Foundation? Here’s the answer: you shouldn’t. The Case for Not Updating JointsWP is… Read more »

Materiell Claims #1 in Clutch’s Top Washington DC Web Designers & Developers Leaders Matrix

As a business, non-profit, educational, or government organization seeking design or enterprise web development services, it can be difficult to identify a creative agency capable of making your vision a reality. In the ever-evolving and competitive field of web design and development, it sometimes might seem like there are countless options available to you. How, then,… Read more »

Lawyers’ Committee Website Redesign Garners Recognition and Award From Interactive Media Council

Without question, 2016 is off to a stellar start. Not only does Materiell have a full roster of challenging web design and development projects to look forward to throughout the year, we were also recently notified about an award for outstanding online achievement in working with a non-profit organization on its website redesign and launch…. Read more »

Materiell Launches a Fresh Look and Organizational Solution With Lawyers’ Committee Website Redesign

Information is only impactful if it can be easily accessed and read by an organization’s target audience. Often, this involves determining how to categorize various types of content, as well as organizing it in a way that is both visually appealing and easy for end users to navigate. This was the challenge Materiell accepted while working with… Read more »