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Jordan Lowry

Higher Ed SEO Tips to Power Up Online Visibility

Higher education institutions are beginning to realize the true value of SEO management services. Unfortunately, the SEO landscape is volatile and ever changing. However, there are some best practices which have been fairly consistent over the last couple of years. We believe that these best practices will continue to be relevant throughout 2016 and work [...] read more »

Jordan Lowry

How to Identify Stolen Content and Take Action!

Imagine that you and your staff have spent countless hours creating engaging content for your website, only to discover that much of it has been stolen and repurposed by others – without your consent. The appearance of duplicate content could adversely affect your website search rankings, making it more difficult for prospective students, alumni and [...] read more »

Beacon Buddy

How To Make The Most Out Of Your Web Design

I spend a lot of time inside and outside of work studying design. I think it gets to a point for everyone where design becomes difficult to ignore, as it influences our every day decisions. It’s important to understand design elements and how they not only affect you on a day to day basis, but [...] read more »

Beacon Buddy

How to Successfully Crash a Project

Anticipating problems is a large part of what it takes to be a Project Manager. Every now and again, a problem is big enough that you’ll have to crash the project (add additional resources to meet the deadline). It isn’t something that should be done lightly, as its effects can reach beyond the project team [...] read more »

Beacon Buddy

Is Flat Design For You?

As technology and the familiarity with it grows, designers and developers are now more than ever trying to enhance the website design world. Inevitably, this leads to countless passing trends that come and go much like any design industry. Which leaves us begging the question, how do we know what is more than just a [...] read more »

Mark Dirks

Happy #15 to Beacon + A Look Back at 2012

On January 6th 2013, Beacon will celebrate its 15th birthday.  It’s hard to fathom that fifteen years ago, today, “Beacon Technologies” didn’t exist yet.  It was still just an idea – a plan to form a web development company.  What?  Hasn’t Beacon been around forever???  These milestone birthdays are a great time to reflect on [...] read more »

Beacon News

Greensboro Housing Authority Site Launch

We’re proud to announce the release of the Greensboro Housing Authority redesign!  As always, Beacon was right on-time with our deliverables, which is always our goal.  The client chose a soft launch date of December 1, 2011 because they wanted to show the new site to their Board of Directors at their annual meeting that [...] read more »

Beacon Buddy

Beacon Technologies Through the Eyes of an Intern – Week 10

Well sadly, this is my last blog post at Beacon.  It’s been a great 10 weeks.  I really have enjoyed my time here.  Looking back, I can’t think of anything negative to say about my experience.  I want to take the chance to kind of do a recap of my time here. When I came [...] read more »

Beacon Buddy

Java Script with Dot Net

There are many times when you want to execute some javascript within your Dot Net page to give it that smooth client side processing without reloading the page.   One example would be when  you have a contact or registration page that needs to be edited before emailing or saving the page data.  You could accomplish [...] read more »

Beacon Buddy

Excel tips and tricks

In another life, I was a Microsoft Office trainer and I found that quick and simple Excel tips were always a big hit in my classes, even with the Excel “experts”.  So here are a few Excel time-savers– enjoy!  BTW, I’m using Excel 2007, so though these features are (for the most-part) still available in [...] read more »