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Austin Fadely

Creativity Is Not a Commodity

I love working in web design. The pace of innovation and change is staggering, and the way we share information and innovate is unrivaled at any point in human history. The web breeds both collaboration and competition with people from all over the world. I believe the internet is the only true free market in [...] read more »

Josh Combs

How To Preserve and Archive Your Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Myspace Profiles

In this day and age nearly everyone has a digital footprint of some sort on Twitter, Facebook, Google,  or even the more old school such as Myspace. All of that data, perhaps much to our chagrin, is floating out there for nearly anyone including you to access whenever and wherever you prefer. So how do [...] read more »

Jennifer Calogero

How to Plan Responsive Breakpoints

Typically people think about breakpoints in responsive designs in terms of typical screen size, and it usually works out to something like this: 1024 pixels wide—Full desktop and full-size tablets. 768 pixels wide—Tablets 320 pixels wide—Mobile phones These breakpoints are extremely simplified way of describing what is actually done. In reality, devices come in a [...] read more »

Zedric Myers

Quick Guide for some great CSS Tools

Want to make image free gradients, borders or box shadows quickly? You can with this CSSmatic site, a non-profit project made by developers. It does a great job with customizations to fit what you are looking to achieve. Each tool is easy to understand with slider or direct input values for quick code generation. Gradients [...] read more »

Austin Fadely

The Rise of Wearable Tech and Microsurfing

I’m incredibly excited about the rising popularity of wearable tech. In my own lifetime, I’ve seen the the Internet become a household tool, the rise of laptops, cellphones, smartphones, tablets, etc. A mere decade ago, nobody could have imagined the pervasive sweeping changes that were to take place. We can now take pictures and videos, [...] read more »

Annette Fowler

Motivating Your Team

I couldn’t agree with this article (Random Acts of Recognition – Motivating your Team Regularly) more and am going to try very hard to implement some of these ideas with my team at Beacon.  In our shop, food is always a great motivator and a way to celebrate a project success, but I like the [...] read more »

Jeff Pickle

Google Analytics Business Intelligence

  Your current analytics is limited. We find insights from the things that you don’t know about. You’re worried about tomorrow. We can help you see the most interesting things about the data that involves your business. Keeping track of what visitors do and buy is interesting and the right thing to do. But you [...] read more »

Beacon News

GAFUSION™ Overview Video for Multi-Channel Retailers

How is Google Adwords, SEO, Email and Social Media marketing impacting your in-store sales?  Watch this short 4-minute video to learn how Beacon’s GAFUSION™ product solves this common question for multi-channel retailers.  Finally, you can have all the data in one place, under one powerful analytics engine to more accurately evaluate your overall digital marketing strategy [...] read more »

Zedric Myers

Responsive Design is Here to Stay

Out of all the web trends that change from year to year, there is one that will most likely stay with us for quite some time. It’s responsive design. Responsive design allows us to work with multiple display formats out there today and adjust the design to the screens through the use of CSS media [...] read more »

Mark Dirks

Beacon on Metro-Raleigh Business Radio

Thoroughly enjoyed participating in the Metro-Raleigh Business Radio show at the Business RadioX studios in Wake Forest NC yesterday!  Thanks to Ann Revell-Pechar, Cal Hackman and Reid Powell for having me on the show and letting me talk about the ever-changing world of the web, Beacon’s experiences over the last 16 years and our new [...] read more »