This week a new version was released of our team showcase plugin for WordPress, called a-staff. The main focus of this new version was to make it compatible with the new WordPress post editor, Gutenberg. However, beside adding our Gutenberg blocks to a-staff there are several other new improvements, too…
Gutenberg will be the default editor of WordPress 5.0, which is likely to be released during the 2nd half of 2018 (maybe as early as in August, according to Matt Mullenweg’s announcement at WordCamp EU 2018).
To be honest, up till this month Gutenberg has been a pretty grey area for me. I know, yes, that we all have to learn it as this tool is designated to be the future of WordPress. But I was always like “Hey, it doesn’t really look like something that’s gonna be released soon, so better not worry about it yet”.
However, Matt’s announcement has made it clear: the release date of WP 5.0 with Gutenberg is imminent. So I’d better dive into it as quickly as possible…
What is Codeable?
Codeable is a web portal that collects the best WordPress Experts: developers, site builders, SEO Experts and designers – and connects them with clients. However, Codeable is more than just yet another freelancer site. To become a Codeable Expert, a developer has to go through a long entry process. At the end only the top 2% of the applicants are approved. This is how they assure the quality of their service.
I have seen so many websites that won web design awards, but failed financially. I think that’s because they had NICE design, but not GOOD design. Let’s see what the difference is between real design and simple aesthetics.
Nice Design vs. Good Design
|Nice Design||Good Design|
|Visually appealing||Easy to use|
|Visitors say: “Wow, looks amazing!”||Helps visitors do what the website owner wants them to do|
|Uses contemporary, trendy colors, shapes, effects||Uses best marketing and usability practices that are proven to be effective|
|It’s concept was thought out by the website owner and a graphic designer||It’s concept is often planned together by the website owner, an online marketing expert, the graphic designer and an expert developer|
You may ask: where is the real contrast between them? I can’t see why a Good Design couldn’t be Nice as well… And you are absolutely right.