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 »

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 »

Zedric Myers

CSS Equal Height Columns Without Javascript

Here are two CSS options for equal height columns, without using javascript. 1. Using CSS Table Properties HTML <div class=”col-container”> <div class=”col”> <h2>Column 1</h2> <p>Hello World</p> </div> <div class=”col”> <h2>Column 2</h2> <p>Hello World!</p> <p>Hello World!</p> <p>Hello World!</p> <p>Hello World!</p> </div> <div class=”col”> <h2>Column 3</h2> <p>Some other text..</p> <p>Some other text..</p> </div> </div> CSS .col-container { [...] read more »

Ashley Agee

19 Engagements on an eCommerce Site You Should be Tracking

For our client Soffe, we completed a Google Analytics Migration from the old classic GA code to the new Universal set up through Tag Manager. With this upgrade Soffe went from having very little engagement data (event tracking, virtual pageviews, goals and ecommerce info) for their eCommerce site to now having lots of great information [...] read more »

Gus Kroustalis

Going Into a Redesign: How Google Analytics Reports Can Help

Would you read The Two Towers before The Fellowship of the Ring? Watch Godfather III before The Godfather? Of course not. You need context to get the most out of any sequel. The same is true with a website redesign. With a new redesign, you may hope to accomplish a number of important objectives including: [...] read more »

Ashley Agee

New Variable Configuration in Tag Manager

If you’ve been using Tag Manger, you probably know how easy it is to forget about setting certain fields in each of your Tags, such as Cookie domain, cross domain tracking, etc. We’ve run into a couple instances of companies that have set up Tag Manager Tags for their websites and forgot to set all [...] read more »