Web Design Archive

DIY Web Sites:
Pretty House, No Furniture

Using DIY outfits like Squarespace or WIX might save you a few bucks, but whether your Web site is truly functional and customer ready is an entirely different matter.

What I’m Reading …

Need a digital marketing reading list?

Here’s a list of recent articles that answer vexing questions about social media, email marketing and more.

Real World SEO Tactics

I’ve become an avid fan of BackLinko Founder Brian Dean. Unlike his SEO colleagues, Brian offers real world SEO tactics that any small business owner can master to improve Google rank and generate more sales.

Pop-up Windows Still Suck

I thought the use of pop-up windows was a settled issue in Web design, but apparently I was mistaken. Virtually every commercial blog or news site I visit these days uses trigger coding to spawn pop-up e-mail subscription windows. AAAARGH!

What’s In My WordPress Plugins Toolbox

Like most Web designers, I’m like a kid in a candy store when it comes to WordPress plugins! Of the thousands that are available, here are five that I regularly use in my designs.

Can You Teach Creativity?

A couple years back I was speaking to a class of entrepreneurs about digital marketing and the instructor posed a provocative question: “Can you teach creativity?” The short answer is no, but the long answer is “YES!”

Pat McKenna is a digital strategist, social media manager/instructor, web designer and founder of MojoWeb Productions, LLC. in Milwaukee, WI. He can be reached via e-mail or by calling (414) 732-3397.