2016 Blog Articles - Beacon Blog

jQuery Social Stream Plugin

By Zedric Myers | December 22, 2016

Adding Social Streaming to your site is a great way to get more traffic and provide engaging social feed updates directly to your users in one area.

Michigan State University Selects Beacon for Web Development Services

By Mark Dirks | December 20, 2016

We are thrilled to announce that Michigan State University has selected Beacon for a 3-year web services contract (w/ 2-year extension option) that includes the University’s web development (Cascade CMS Support), web hosting and analytics. Beacon will support over 30 different organizations within the Michigan State University system. Due to the recent significant increase in web demand from these organizations, MSU is partnering with Beacon to support expected continued demand over the next 3-5 years in order to increase the continuity, quality, accessibility and security of MSU websites.

burton+BURTON Contracts Beacon for New Website

By Mark Dirks | December 16, 2016

Burton and Burton, the world’s largest balloon and coordinating gift distributor (~15,000 products), has contracted with Beacon to overhaul their online store. While many websites change every couple of years, Burton and Burton’s current site has experienced a solid 6 year run that has seen continuous year-over-year growth. Based on deep studies of the underlying analytics, the new website will not only upgrade to new, leading edge ecommerce features, but also facilitate expedited growth through greater reach and engagement.

Pure CSS Masonry Layout

By Zedric Myers | November 16, 2016

If you need a really simple Masonry layout for your website, than this is easy as it gets without jQuery. This below code is slightly modified from the original to work for some cross browser support and responsive layout.

A Great Time at HighEdWeb 2016

By Beacon News | October 25, 2016

Earlier this month I joined a couple of my Beacon colleagues at HighEdWeb 2016 in Memphis, TN. They told me many times leading up to it that HighEdWeb is a great conference. Having experienced the conference for the first time now, I wholeheartedly agree.

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