In this issue of the Stylesheet: … how to tell your story online … Teddy Roosevelt … icons and to-do lists … a new office & a new baby … three website launches this month …
This issue is about storytelling.
But first, we’d like to offer up a hearty congratulations to our Technology Director, Stephen Tidmore, and his wife on the arrival last week of their new son. Word is, the kid’s already learning to code…
And now, let’s tell some stories!
Welcome to The StyleSheet #100. Nine years ago this month, TradeMark Media began The StyleSheet newsletter to inform our clients and community about the ways businesses, organizations and individuals use the Internet. We will have a more official celebration of this milestone in May as we look forward to celebrating #200 some years from now!
You may have have heard that you have to keep all of your most important website content above “the fold” and accessible within three clicks because users resist scrolling down and navigating through websites to find what they are looking for. Mike brings clarity to issues like these in our featured article about the myths of user behavior. In Useful Things, Marty shows us how FoldTester.com reveals how website pages are seen by the top web browsers, and Patrick introduces the Page Analytics Chrome Extension, which provides valuable insights about user behavior.
Welcome to The StyleSheet #99. In years past, companies with mobile responsive websites provided nice experiences for the slim number of users trying to access content using mobile devices. Now that the proportion of mobile traffic to websites is increasing dramatically, Google is promoting sites with great mobile usability while penalizing sites with poor user experience. In our featured article, Patrick discusses how responding to these changes will continue to have greater business impact in the years to come. In Useful Things, Kristine introduces a website allowing you to see how your site is seen on a variety of devices, and Danny provides a Google tool that tests your site’s mobile friendliness.
Welcome to The StyleSheet #98. In this issue, Mike provides insight on how to intuitively design website menus. In Useful Things, Polly highlights a tool for categorizing website content and Sarah shares resources about productivity at the workplace.
Welcome to The StyleSheet #97. In this “Year in Review” edition, Sarah reflects on TradeMark Media’s wild ride in 2014. In Useful Things, Martin highlights one of his favorite design tools and Piper shares an organizational app that will help you get 2015 started on the right foot.
Welcome to The StyleSheet #96. In this edition, Jason explains why website content audits are necessary for keeping websites relevant and up-to-date, and provides concrete tips on how to conduct them. In Useful Things, Mike highlights his favorite organizational tool and Sarah shares a site that helps manage holiday gift exchanges.
Welcome to The StyleSheet #95. In this edition with two featured articles, Patrick explains how Google AdWorks works and sheds light on why it may, or may not, be right for you business. In Useful Things, Daniel highlights Moz, a complementary tool to Google Analytics, and Lisa shares a useful app that helps you schedule tasks based on your daily productivity levels.
Welcome to The StyleSheet #94. In this edition on preparing for a website redesign, Mike discusses strategies and tips for gathering stakeholders’ input to set your web project, and website, up for success. In Useful Things, Carly and Sarah highlight two tools to assist with this process.
Welcome to The StyleSheet #93. In this edition on how much website projects cost, Nick discusses how to budget for a website redesign project and what you can expect to get for your money. In Useful Things, Daniel shares a guide to summer fun in Austin, and Sarah highlights a blog that provides talking points for why your site needs an overhaul.
Welcome to The StyleSheet #92. In this edition on current web design trends and best practices, Danielle discusses the latest trends in design and illustrates how TradeMark Media has applied these to our clients’ sites. In Useful Things, Polly introduces a children’s book about coding and web design, and Sarah shares an app that helps you customize your vacation plans.