Month: September, 2015
While many people still think of WordPress primarily as a blogging platform, the popular CMS has evolved to offer much more than that. Sure, WordPress may have started out as the answer to every blogger’s needs, but today it is so robust that even major sites like TIME and Mashable use the platform to manage their digital presence. In fact, as of January 2015, over 20% of the top 10 million websites are using WordPress.
So if big name brands like TechCrunch, the New Yorker, Variety, Quartz and Fortune are using this CMS to manage their sites, why shouldn’t you?
Websites are built using lines upon lines of code. It can be as simple or complex as the developer chooses to make it, but the code, at the end of the day, is really only a bunch of text. But, when you look at a website as an end user, you don’t see all that code. What you see is a collection of carefully-arranged text, images, video, interactive fields, and more. Do you ever stop to wonder how a website goes from dull pages with nothing but these ongoing lines of code to the finished product that appears live on the web? The framework upon which the web is HTML (HyperText Markup Language) and CSS (cascading style sheets).