Web Design Archive

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Join Pat McKenna on the first Monday of each month at WCTC to get answers and gain insights into how to use the Web to grow your business. Best if all, it’s FREE!

Ask Mojo: Improving SEO Rank

The winner of the “Ask Mojo” contest last month was Karen Elwing, who is frustrated with the Google rank of her Door County bed and breakfast. Well, I’ve got some answers!

Fake News Links Harm Your Professional Reputation

If you’re a professional or an organization, an unknowing share to a fake news site can jeopardize your reputation whether you like it or not.

Summerfest Web Site Fails … Again

Year after year, Summerfest’s web site has consistently hamstrung fans with a dizzying array of glaring usability issues, poor UX design, buggy programming and sloppy content architecture.

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 spawns pop-up e-mail subscription windows. AAAARGH!

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.

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. Keep up to date on Pat's latest scribblings by subscribing to StrategicMojo, the monthly e-newsletter no SMB can be without!