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6 Ways Your Small Business Is Doing Social Media Wrong

6 Ways Your Small Business is Doing Social Media Wrong

Published April 25, 2014 by Brad Knutson

Social Media can be a powerful marketing channel. Individuals, all the way up to Fortune 500 companies are finding massive success on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and others. Yet so many small businesses are struggling with social media and social media marketing, why is that? I’ve met with many small businesses over the last […]

CSS Only Tooltip

CSS Only Tooltip

Published April 17, 2014 by Brad Knutson

I remember the days when I was building tooltips with jQuery. They were so flashy and cool, I used them in nearly all my projects, whether they required a tooltip or not. Over the years, tooltips have slowly faded out of favor of designers and developers, but there are still plenty of legitimate uses. If […]

Get a Text Message When Your Website Is Down

Get a Text Message When Your Website Is Down

Published April 14, 2014 by Brad Knutson

Time is money. Every second that your website is down could be costing your business money. If you run a small business or bootstrapped startup, you’re probably taking on many responsibilities that a larger organization would have a separate department for. You might, for example, be monitoring your own website, updating it, and managing the […]

Javascript to Detect Mouse Leaving Browser Window

Javascript to Detect Mouse Leaving the Browser Window

Published March 26, 2014 by Brad Knutson

I’ve recently become a bit obsessed with my high sites high bounce rates. I’m talking really high bounce rates, in the 80-85% range. The optimist in me interprets this as the vast majority of my visitors are looking for one specific solution, they find it on my site, and that’s the extent of our relationship. […]

WordPress Quick Tip: Load jQuery from CDN

WordPress Quick Tip: Load jQuery From a CDN

Published March 17, 2014 by Brad Knutson

Most people don’t realize that their websites are serving up a copy of jQuery to each and every visitor. This copy of jQuery is stored on their own servers, rather than through a CDN like Google’s Hosted Libraries. There are legitimate reasons to host your own copy of WordPress. The most obvious is legacy support […]

CSS Flat Social Icons with Long Shadows

CSS Flat Social Icons with Long Shadows

Published March 11, 2014 by Brad Knutson

Tonight I’d like to continue my recent obsession with flat design and show you a few cool social icon examples. I wanted to come up with a small set of social icons that is completely image free. So I grabbed my favorite icon font Font Awesome from WeLoveIconFonts.com and got to work. One particular design […]

Free MailChimp Autoresponders with Zapier

MailChimp Autoresponders with Zapier

Published March 8, 2014 by Brad Knutson

MailChimp is one of my favorite marketing services. The fact that there is a free option makes it even more appealing to me, and many other marketers. No matter where you stand on the MailChimp vs. Aweber debate, any marketer worth their weight in salt knows that email marketing is still effective and that services […]

Getty Images Now “Free” to Embed, Implementation Sucks

Getty Images Free to Embed

Published March 6, 2014 by Brad Knutson

You may have heard in the news recently that Getty images have made their images freely embeddable on any website. If you haven’t tried them out yet, you’re not missing much. I’m not a big fan of this move, as you’ll soon find out. Getty Images is dropping the watermark for the bulk of its […]

Should Marketers Learn to Code?

Should Marketers Learn to Code?

Published March 6, 2014 by Brad Knutson

There seems to be a never ending debate amongst marketers. Should marketers learn to code? I find this debate very interesting. My background is in web design and development, but in the last few years I’ve also dived heavily into the marketing world. I’ve come across many marketers who also have backgrounds in web development. […]

Full Page Background Video

Full Page Background Image

Published March 2, 2014 by Brad Knutson

An interesting design trend that I’ve seen on a few high-end websites is the use of full page background videos. We’ve all seen full page background images, but using a video as your background is taking it to the next level. It’s a pretty cool concept, and one that a lot of of newly designed […]

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