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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 [...]

By | July 20th, 2017|Categories: Web Development|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Google Custom Search 2017 Update

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 [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|Categories: Digital Marketing|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on How to Export your Google Data Studio Report to PDF

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

By | July 11th, 2017|Categories: Web Development|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on How to add an AccuWeather Current Weather Widget to your Website

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, [...]

By | June 30th, 2017|Categories: Higher Education, Web Development, Creative Design|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Top 5 Accessibility Items to Review in a Website Redesign

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 { [...]

By | June 20th, 2017|Categories: Web Development|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on CSS Equal Height Columns Without Javascript

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 [...]

By | June 19th, 2017|Categories: Google Analytics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on 19 Engagements on an eCommerce Site You Should be Tracking
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