Past Issues

Number 93 | August, 2014

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.

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Number 92 | July, 2014

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.

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Number 91 | June, 2014

Welcome to The StyleSheet #91. In this edition on Member Management Systems (MMS), Rhonda discusses a series of six steps you can take when making a decision to purchase an MMS for your organization. In Useful Things, Polly introduces a unique blog that regularly posts free high resolution photos, and Andrea offers an app that helps with better task organization.

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Number 90 | May, 2014

Welcome to The StyleSheet #90. In this edition on Google Analytics, Patrick discusses nine lesser-known reports that will give you better insight into your website users. Kristine shows us the wealth of reporting best practices offered in the Google Analytics Solution Gallery while Nick introduces Google’s URL Builder for better campaign reporting.

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Number 89 | April, 2014

Welcome to The StyleSheet #89. In this edition, Danielle talks about the importance of user research and discusses how heuristics and usability testing offer invaluable insights into the ways your target audience engages with your website. In Useful Things, Chris introduces a guide to A/B testing and Mike shows us how SurveyMonkey surveys can be used as a user research tool.

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Number 88 | March, 2014

Welcome to The StyleSheet #88. This edition highlights what we learned at South by Southwest Interactive this year. In Useful Things, Carly introduces the Curve blog by Getty Images and Danny helps us keep track of our interests.

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Number 87 | February, 2014

Welcome to The StyleSheet #87. We are focusing on non-profits this month, and Nick shares insights into the ways for-profit businesses can learn from non-profits. Also, Stephen and Megan showcase sites focusing on volunteers and the financial health and accountability of non-profits.

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Number 86 | January, 2014

Welcome to The StyleSheet #86. In this month’s focus on social media, Carly and Andrea discuss how to design and manage a social media program while Patrick addresses the need to make engagement the goal of social media over leads. In keeping with the social media theme, Andrea highlights one of the best tools to help you listen to your most relevant online conversations and Kristine introduces a site that gives you the opportunity to lend your stuff to neighbors and friends.

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Number 85 | December, 2013

Welcome to The StyleSheet #85. This month, Andrea and Stephen discuss the importance of web accessibility, which makes site content easy to access by the disabled and by mobile devices. Andrea discusses the need for establishing internal web accessibility guidelines and will include some helpful resources to make videos and images more accessible. Stephen reviews the laws and organizations that establish web accessibility standards, and includes tips for structuring web pages and content.

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Number 84 | September, 2013

Welcome to The StyleSheet #84. This month, Nick and Patrick continue their two-part series on implementing a phased online marketing strategy. In keeping with our recent online marketing theme, our Useful Things section includes a graphic giving appropriate image dimensions used in popular social networks and another graphic showing Google’s changing website priorities for 2013.

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