Topic: Javascript

You Don’t Need jQuery

You Don't Need jQuery

Published May 1, 2014 by Brad Knutson

I admit, I’ve been a heavy jQuery user for the last handful of years. One of the first things I would do when starting a new project was make sure that the jQuery library was there. I settled on jQuery because honestly, it’s just simpler than vanilla Javascript. I freely admit that I’m not 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. […]

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. […]

Track Affiliate Link Clicks with Universal Analytics

Tracking Affiliate Clicks with Universal Analytics

Published February 19, 2014 by Brad Knutson

Full disclosure: the square images in the sidebar to the right are all products and services that I’m an affiliate for. If you click on one of the image links, you’ll be sent along your way with my affiliate cookie in your browser. If you decide to purchase said products or services, I’ll get a […]

Learn Web Development at 2% the Cost of a College Degree

Learn Web Development with Treehouse

Published September 3, 2013 by Brad Knutson

When I first started college, I had every intention of becoming an Actuary and holding a fancy corporate job wearing suits and working on the 42nd floor of some high rise in a major city. 4 years of college later and I only recently realized that I could have saved a lot of money and […]

Creating a jQuery Slider with WordPress Post Thumbnails

Create a jQuery Slide with WordPress Post Thumbnails

Published July 29, 2013 by Brad Knutson

We’ve all seen websites that have sliders on their home pages. A few examples from my niche that come to mind are SearchEngineLand and SearchEngineJournal. These sliders are a great way to grab users attention and point them through to your content. For WordPress, there are a lot of plugins out there that will allow […]

Building an SEO Friendly Landing Page

Building an SEO Friendly Landing Page

Published May 2, 2013 by Brad Knutson

When marketers are tasked with building a landing page (perhaps for a product release, a marketing or add campaign, or a micro-site) they often times farm out the design and development to outside vendors, and the result is a beautiful and functional landing page. These landing pages are very visually appealing, and sure to impress […]

Konami Code Easter Egg

Konami Code Easter Egg

Published March 31, 2013 by Brad Knutson

In honor of Easter 2013, I’ve decided to write up a post about perhaps my favorite game and web easter egg of all time, the Konami Code. If you’re not familiar with the Konami Code, here is Wikipedia’s description of it: The Code is a cheat code that appears in many Konami video games, although […]

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