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I'm Ketan ‐ A Melbourne web designer and developer
with over 20 years of industry experience.

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Should I use WordPress for my business website?

WordPress is an extremely popular content management system amongst web designers and web development because of its easy setup, large community and thousands of plugins to extend functionality. But there’s an array of content management systems out there which may be better suited to your business requirements than WordPress, and they are definitely worth looking into.

What makes Shopify so good in 2022?

Shopify is a popular ecommerce platform which powers over 600,000 businesses across the world. It has some great features and a very well designed admin that makes running your store a breeze. But, what make’s it so good?

Get a UX audit on your Shopify store

Building a new store with Shopify is easy, but getting it right is hard. Selling online requires web and design experience, and understanding how users shop online is vital to your strategy. My Shopify store UX audit is recommended if you have set up your store and require some help to make it easy to use with a great user experience.

Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2022

In May 2022 over 70,000 developers told Stack Overflow how they learn and level up, which tools they’re using, and what they want. The United States and United Kingdom respondents are the most experienced respondents, with an average of 15 and a half years of experience coding. Read more

Host your business website or blog for free

The cost of hosting your website can quickly add up when you start putting things together; the server, the database, the domain, and the SSL certificate. All these components are needed to ensure your website runs correctly. But, did you know that you can actually host your website for free?

You don’t need a UI framework

I totally agree with this article. It’s all too easy for developers to reach for UI frameworks like Bootstrap with the hope of saving time, but it’s never the case. I’ve used a UI framework twice in my 20+ year career, and all it gave me was a headache and unnecessary website bloat. Read more

A simple JSON generator tool for Shopify metafields

With Shopify 2.0 came built-in metafield options, allowing additional data to be saved against products, variants, collections, and orders. The new metafields introduced a JSON field that would allow for all data types. Before this, we had to rely on third-party apps (which weren’t very good).

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