Website Design Posts

The Differences Between a Website Designer and a Graphic Designer

The Differences Between a Website Designer and a Graphic Designer

Part 1: Graphic Design at a Website Design Company How different is a website designer’s job compared to a graphic designer’s job? It sounds like 2 very different jobs, and it technically is, but the line is very blurry. As a website design company, we often get asked if we design logos, and the answer […]

Why You Should Choose a Local Website Designer

Why You Should Choose a Local Website Designer

There are plenty of reasons why you might consider choosing a local website designer instead of one of the big agencies. First, they tend to be much more affordable and provide the same quality of work. Second, they’re better able to understand your business and its goals because they’re local and well-versed in your area. […]

The Pros and Cons of a Custom Web Design  vs a Pre-made Website Template

The Pros and Cons of a Custom Web Design vs a Pre-made Website Template

Part 2: Custom Website Design As the Internet has evolved and changed over the years, businesses have had to keep on top of the many new places online to promote themselves and to find new customers. Even business websites continue to evolve. Now there are more and more options available to create a website. There […]

The Pros and Cons of a Pre-made Website Template vs a Custom Web Design

The Pros and Cons of a Pre-made Website Template vs a Custom Web Design

Part 1: Pre-Made Website Templates The internet has helped businesses gain more traction and visibility than ever before, but in order to compete with the other companies on the web, your business needs a website that both looks professional and functions properly. It can be hard to decide whether you want to hire an agency […]

Development Temporary Image Placeholder

Development Temporary Image Placeholder

I found this great website that helps you instantly create temporary image placeholders for your development websites. Here’s the default example of the temporary image: I create this image by making the image source (src=) “https://dummyimage.com/480×108”. The website automatically creates the temporary image with the number. Just looking at their home page, I found that […]

CSS Scroll Box instead of iFrames

You’ve probably heard “iframes are horrible with search engines.” Well, they are. I recently had a client want me to create scroll boxes for their website so they could fit 1000+ words into a 300×457 pixel scroll box. How can I create this scroll box without the iframe? Well, you are about to find out. […]

1 year and 100+ posts!

Well it has been a year since my first post here on Website Design in a Flash, and this will be my 104th post! This was my first blog that really got me started in the world of blogging, and I have learned a lot. I hope that I can continue to provide useful information […]

PHP – Finding the Width or Height of an Image

Knowing the width, height, Image type or attributes of an image can be extremely useful. I’ve used this once to make a line of images all line up on the bottom. I found out the height of the image and then added a margin to the top of the image to make the bottom of […]

Content Management System for Websites

Website CMS UPDATE: After posting this, Websites in a Flash has since switched to using WordPress for most of our Content Management System needs. This post is left up for historical reasons. From my years of working on the internet, I have come to realize that the one thing that almost all of my clients […]