Zedric Myers

How to fix for Object-Fit Cover for IE

You may notice Object-Fit Cover doesn’t work well for IE or Edge in a responsive aspect. Microsoft is working on a fix for this, so this would help in the meantime. There is a work around for this and you can find all the needed information at the below source. Quick example code reference, below: HTML [...] read more »

Gus Kroustalis

Redesign Tips: Make Sure Google Analytics is in Tip-Top Shape!

With your upcoming redesign, you’ll be addressing new priorities and objectives. This will require you to rethink the ways in which you’re tracking various goals and events. You may even need to update to the latest GA tracking code type if you’re not already using it. Google Analytics needs to be addressed from the earliest [...] read more »

Zedric Myers

Mobile is Booming 2017 Report

As an update to a blog post written in 2011, we can now see just how accurate the report was. Mobile has definitely made its mark with over 50% usage. Click here, to see the original post. Source: Smart Insights  

Logan Ray

SEO & Your Redesign: Don’t Be a Flintsone

If you’re reading this article on your desktop monitor, guess what. You’re a dinosaur, my friend. More than likely, there are far more people reading this article on hand held devices. Particularly those between the ages of 18 and 29*. But, since there are still holdouts like yourself, any website needs to account for this [...] read more »

Zedric Myers

Responsive iFrames

Sometimes your website needs iFrames inserted for things such as forms or third party plugins. What do you do when your site is responsive? Well, hopefully this can help you out with these tested examples. There are different setup options you can take to make the iFrame responsive. Some may take more effort than others, [...] read more »

Mark Dirks

Our new website has arrived!

I’ve got to hand it to my team here at Beacon.  They wanted to redesign our website and asked me to give them some leeway, politely saying, ”Let us practice what we preach… and own it!”  Okay, I’ll admit it.  I tend to hover over the website.  So I stayed out of it (for the [...] read more »

Zedric Myers

Google Custom Search 2017 Update

Google has provided an easy way to search your site, be it free or paid with custom search. The free version comes with Google ads that relate to your site, but not limited in other areas like other third-party search engines. If you have a tax-exempt business website according to Google’s guidelines, you have the [...] read more »

Luke Pajer

How to Export your Google Data Studio Report to PDF

Google Data Studio is a great tool for those who need frequent, consistent and timely reporting, but there is an important feature currently unavailable in Data Studio — “PDF exporting.”  But do not fret, my fellow Google Data Studio users. There is a way to take that multi-page Data Studio report and export it as [...] read more »

Zedric Myers

How to add an AccuWeather Current Weather Widget to your Website

You can easily install a current weather widget by going to the link below and following the instructions. https://www.accuweather.com/en/free-weather-widgets/current Source: AccuWeather

Keana Lynch

Top 5 Accessibility Items to Review in a Website Redesign

Accessibility is a hot topic and an expansive one, too. I’ve been preparing for some upcoming speaking engagements with accessibility being the main focus. The first of these engagements is the eduWeb Digital Summit on August 6-10. This seems like a good time to share some thoughts regarding accessibility, WCAG guidelines and 508 compliance. Additionally, [...] read more »