Topic: Quick Tip

CSS Button With Sliding Information

CSS Button With Sliding Information

Published November 7, 2014 by Brad Knutson

I’ve been working a lot lately on trying to increase conversions for several products. One issue I’ve face with call to action buttons is that it’s sometimes difficult to convey information in an easy to consume format in such a small amount of space. I searched the web for some good example of CSS buttons, […]

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 […]

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 […]

WordPress Quick Tip: Disable Plugin Update Notification

WordPress Quick Tip: Disable Plugin Update Notification

Published January 26, 2014 by Brad Knutson

How often do you log in to the admin area of your WordPress site and see a notification that one of your plugins has a newer version ready to update to? If you have more than a few installed, you’re probably familiar with these messages. If you ignore these updates, the notifications can pile up. […]

Quick Tip: Responsive YouTube and Vimeo Embed

Responsive YouTube and Vimeo Embed

Published January 15, 2014 by Brad Knutson

Video is becoming an ever important aspect of content marketing. Like many other bloggers starting out with video, you probably are hosting your videos at YouTube or Vimeo. That’s great! They are both free platforms that provide cross-platform and cross-device compatibility. There is a small problem, however. With responsive design being as popular as it […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Design Quick Tip: Input Placeholder CSS

Design Quick Tip: Input Placeholder CSS

Published November 6, 2013 by Brad Knutson

I’ve been really busy lately working a bunch of projects, so I haven’t had time to blog much lately. So, instead of a long winded post, tonight I thought I would provide you with a solution to a surprisingly common web design problem. When designing sites for clients, one of the most common things I […]

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