CSS Snow Effect

CSS Snow

Published January 4, 2014 by Brad Knutson

‘Tis the season, right? If there is any time of the year it’s appropriate to have a snow effect on your site, now is the time. So, with the holiday spirit in mind, I’d like to show you how to create this effect quickly and easily with a little help from our web design friend, […]

WordPress 3.8 Quick Tips

WordPress 3.8 Quick Tips

Published December 27, 2013 by Brad Knutson

WordPress 3.8 has been out for a little while now, and so far it’s been a huge success. The admin interface and design are flawless, and even responsive. WordPress runs fast and more efficient, and has closed some security holes. I know that many consider the jump from 3.7 to 3.8 a “minor” update, but […]

Why Aren’t You Using Google+ Interactive Posts?

Google+ Interactive Posts

Published December 18, 2013 by Brad Knutson

You have probably seen Google+ Interactive Posts around, whether you realize it or not. There are plenty of large sites that use Google+ Interactive Posts so their readers can share their posts and products with call-to-actions embedded into the share.  Share With Your Followers!   You’ll know you are encountering a Google+ Interactive Post if […]

Increase Conversions by Making Call-to-Action Buttons More Visible with CSS

Increase Conversions with CSS Animations for Buttons

Published December 11, 2013 by Brad Knutson

I’ve never been a fan of websites with obnoxious pop-ups to increase conversion rates. More often than not, I ignore what’s actually in the pop-up, and just look for a way to close it as fast as possible. If I can’t close it in a second or less, I usually abandon the page. I don’t […]

10 Ways Marketers Can Use NerdyData

10 Ways Marketers Can Use NerdyData

Published December 6, 2013 by Brad Knutson

If you haven’t heard of NerdyData yet, you are missing out. NerdyData is a self-proclaimed “Search Engine for Source Code.” Unlike other search engines, NerdyData lets you search the source of websites for things that normal search engines would miss. You can search for chunks of javascript, CSS, HTML elements, you name it. As Marketers, […]

Google Analytics Quick Tip: Prevent Tracking Code Theft

Google Analytics Quick Tip: Prevent Tracking Code Theft

Published December 5, 2013 by Brad Knutson

For the third time in less than a month, some hooligan has stolen my Google Analytics tracking code! I checked my Google Analytics reports today, as I do frequently, to find an increase in traffic. At first, I was excited to see where this new traffic was coming from! There was a bunch of new […]

CSS Quick Tip: Center a Div Horizontally and Vertically

CSS Quick Tip: Center a Div Horizontally and Vertically

Published December 4, 2013 by Brad Knutson

A very common problem that designers face is the need to center an object both horizontally and vertically. Perhaps it’s an integral design element, or just a modal popup. The solution that first comes to mind is setting a fixed height and width, and then setting the margin to auto like so:

This doesn’t […]

Cyber Monday for WordPress Enthusiasts

Cyber Monday for WordPress Enthusiasts

Published December 1, 2013 by Brad Knutson

Tomorrow is the best online shopping day of the year. Gadgets, computers, and other tech will be purchased in large volumes at great discounts on what has become known as “Cyber Monday” – online marketers follow up to Black Friday. In the spirit of the season, I decided to put together a list of deals […]

An Honest Review of StumbleUpon Paid Discovery

An Honest Review of StumbleUpon Paid Discovery

Published November 20, 2013 by Brad Knutson

I’ve been interested in trying StumbleUpon Paid Discovery for a while now, as on the surface it seems promising. The concept of StumbleUpon is a pretty interesting one for marketers. StumbleUpon sends targeted traffic to your sites for free. A huge bonus is that the better your content is, and the more that people like […]

Twitter Quick Tip: Share Images, Get More Engagement

Twitter Quick Tip - Share Images

Published November 19, 2013 by Brad Knutson

There is no denying Twitter’s marketing power. Most people are using Twitter already, and nearly everyone has at least heard of it (it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find “Twitter virgins”). It’s clear that marketers have been focusing on Twitter for a while, and everyone is looking for retweets and shares of their content. A few […]

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