Web Design & Online Marketing Recap: Week of March 9-15, 2014

Web Design & Online Marketing Recap: Week of March 9-15, 2014


Greetings! It’s a brand new week, full of opportunities and possibilities. What’s happening in your corner of the world these days? As always, you can count on us to keep you up to date with the latest web design and online marketing news. Give yourself every professional advantage by making sure you’re always “in the know.” We’ll help!

Responsive Web Site Design & Localization: Rachel Chilson, Business 2 Community

We’re predicting that there won’t ever be a time when we stop stressing the importance of designing responsively for smartphones and tablets. This past weekend, Rachel Chilson of Business 2 Community pointed out that 91% of the more than 7 billion people on the planet own a mobile phone—so it’s certainly wise to make sure browsing your web site on a handheld device is a pleasant and straightforward experience. In her great article, she underscores the important relationship between excellent responsive web site design and localization for users across the world. The two go hand in hand, which means you can address them both in your web design strategy. Check out these helpful suggestions for making your site more accessible to a wide audience, whether they’re finding you on personal computers or much smaller gadgets.

Top 10 Online Marketing Experts to Follow in 2014: Joshua Steimie, Forbes

The landscape of online marketing and web design is constantly changing. It’s one of the reasons the field is exciting—and it also means it’s very important to stay on top of the game. We find that one of the most effective ways to stay relevant is to read, read, read … and read some more. After all, when someone who has enjoyed great success in a particular area shares his or her advice and opinions or industry news, we want to be the first to know about it. That’s why we’re glad that Joshua Steimie has compiled a list of 10 Online Marketing Experts to Follow throughout this year for Forbes. Do yourself and your business a huge favor and check out what these leading online marketing professionals have to say about their work. And, while you’re at it, make a note of whose advice and insight you find most relevant to your own, and get into the habit of reading that content on a weekly basis.

World Wide Web turns 25 Year Old: Glenn Chapman, L’Agence France-Presse

And, finally, just for fun: happy birthday, Internet! Glenn Chapman at L’Agence France-Presse brings us this interesting and fun retrospective of how the advent of the World Wide Web has shaped society and culture for the last quarter-century (and yes, he gives former Vice President Al Gore his due.) What can we expect in the next 25 years? The possibilities are limitless—and when it comes to web design and online marketing, we can’t wait to see what happens next.

  • By Dennis Consorte
  • Published on March 10th, 2014