Topic: Web Design

What Will SEO Look Like in 2018? 1 Year Follow Up

What Will SEO Look Like in 5 Years? 1 Year Later Follow Up

Published May 8, 2014 by Brad Knutson

5 Marketers Reflect On Their 5 Year Predictions 1 Year Later One year ago today I asked the question “What Will SEO Look Like 5 Years From Now?” to a handful of industry experts. Each marketer comes from a slightly different background, and each of them had a unique answer. There were some common themes […]

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 […]

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 and got to work. One particular design […]

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 […]

Google Logos Created With Only CSS

CSS Only Google Logos

Published February 11, 2014 by Brad Knutson

I’ve been on a CSS kick lately (if you hadn’t noticed) so I thought I would show you how to recreate some of the common Google logos with just CSS – no images, no javascript. The CSS below can get pretty advanced, so don’t worry if you get confused. Please feel free to re-purpose the […]

Recreating the New Flat Twitter Navigation

Recreating the New Flat Twitter Navigation

Published January 19, 2014 by Brad Knutson

This past week, Twitter started rolling out their new user interface design for some users. Of the Twitter accounts I manage, about half of them have the new design, and the other half will most likely get it shortly. Twitters new design is a great example of the continuing trend in web design towards “Flat […]

Creating Flash-like Banner Ads with CSS

Creating Flash-like Banner Ads with CSS

Published November 12, 2013 by Brad Knutson

I’m amazed that I still stumble across the occasional Flash ad banner. In today’s day and age…where Flash is the butt-end of every programming joke…flash still finds a way to exist. Frankly, I just don’t understand it. Perhaps some people are trying to hold on to their Flash skills because they spent countless hours learning […]

How To Create a Custom Google Map For Your Business

Custom Google Maps

Published November 11, 2013 by Brad Knutson

When designing a new site, it’s not uncommon to place a map of a businesses physical location. The problem is that the maps that Google provides with it’s embed feature often clash with the theme you’ve worked so hard to create. So how do we remedy this? Thankfully, Google provides a fairly easy to use […]

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 […]

Social Media Icons With Icon Fonts

Social Media Icons with Icon Fonts

Published October 30, 2013 by Brad Knutson

About 8 months ago I wrote a post about CSS3 Rollover Social Media Icons. The post has been by far the most popular I’ve published, accounting for a good chunk of my organic search traffic and receiving over 150 comments to date. One of the commenters suggested I wrote a post about creating social media […]

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