Topic: Web Design

CSS Only Responsive Carousel

CSS Only Carousel

Published September 27, 2013 by Brad Knutson

If you’ve read any number of my posts, you are well aware that I’m a huge proponent of CSS over Javascript whenever possible. With recent innovations to CSS3 over the last handful of years, animations that once required Javascript can be accomplished with CSS. This means elements such as hover states, animated navigation bars, showing […]

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 Popup Email Subscription Form with jQuery

Popup Email Subscription Form with jQuery

Published July 31, 2013 by Brad Knutson

Email subscription fields and forms are a great idea in theory, but unless you have thousands of daily visitors to your site, you probably aren’t getting the subscription numbers you want. It’s more likely that only a small percentage of your visitors will see your email subscription call-to-action and actually go through with it. One […]

Curved Text with CSS and jQuery

Curved Text with CSS and jQuery

Published July 30, 2013 by Brad Knutson

Web design has advanced at an alarming pace over the last handful of years. We’re leaps and bounds ahead of where we were ten years ago. Things that once seemed impossible are now prevalent on even the newest designers and developers sites. It’s kind of crazy when you think about it. Things that used to […]

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 […]

Spice Up Web Design with Google Fonts

Google Web Fonts

Published June 30, 2013 by Brad Knutson

I come across a lot of really well designed sites. Most of these sites are on the cutting edge of web design, using the latest in CSS and HTML5 to produce beautiful websites. One thing that sets sites apart is the font they use. The problem is when you find a really great looking font […]

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 […]

So You Need to Hire a Web Developer?

Hire a Web Developer

Published April 22, 2013 by Brad Knutson

Your boss just tasked you with overseeing a large marketing website, or maybe a complete redesign of an existing site. Where do you even start? Is this something you can handle yourself? If you need outside help, what should you be looking for. Perhaps the biggest problem that some people have when being given a […]

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