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Ashley Agee

How to Check Goal Conversions are Set Up Correctly in GA

I absolutely love that Google Analytics has the Real-Time Reporting section that allows you to see many different options in “real time.” Now, when you are testing out new goals you’ve set up, to make sure they show up correctly in GA, you don’t have to wait a few hours to see the data. It [...] read more »

Richard Rossi

Matt Cutts Shares His 6 Lessons From The Early Days of Google

From his presentation at University of North Carolina, January 8th, 2015 It was a long walk from the parking lot, down the brick sidewalk to the mostly glass edifice called the FedEx Center. On the way there, I met two UNC computer science professors, one rather tall and thin and the other short and stocky. [...] read more »

Annette Fowler

Grossmont and Cuyamaca Community College websites launched!

Beacon is proud to announce the launch of two very large Cascade server website redesign projects: Grossmont College - Cuyamaca College - The design for each of these sites was provided by a third party vendor and Beacon was responsible for the creation of a responsive design based on that layout, implementation into Cascade Server [...] read more »

Annette Fowler

Table accessibility information in Cascade WYSIWYG editor

I was recently asked the following question by a Cascade Server client: How do I set a table row as a header and implement column/row scope using the WYSIWYG editor in Cascade (without having to use the HTML editor)? The answer is as follows: Table Header:  To create a table header for accessibility purposes, after [...] read more »

Zedric Myers

Creating Columns with CSS3 and Fallback for Older Browsers

There is a simple way to create columns using CSS3. It also saves several lines of CSS and more streamlined overall. After you’ve set up your HTML structure, you can simply add the column properties to the CSS selector of choice. These options currently work in IE 10.0, Chrome 4.0+, Firefox 2.0+, Safari 3.1+, and [...] read more »

Jeff Pickle

Google’s Mobile Friendly Test

                  Google has confirmed that they are “experimenting with using the mobile-friendly criteria as a ranking signal.” They are also rolling out a “mobile friendly “ label for sites that meet their criteria over the next few weeks. See link –   Google has also introduced [...] read more »

Annette Fowler

University of Hartford Redesign Launched!

Beacon Technologies is proud to announce the launch of a large redesign project for the University of Hartford at With this project, Beacon assisted Hartford with giving the 30,000 page Cascade-based website a “revamp” using designs provided by a third party graphic design firm. In addition to the visual update, the redesign provided some [...] read more »

Jennifer Calogero

Matthews Buses NY Site Launch

We are pleased to announce the launch of another responsive WordPress project. Matthews Buses New York did not have a site specifically for their New York locations previously, so this is a brand new WordPress site. A theme was used that allowed for a lot of potential options in the design and a variety of [...] read more »

Jeff Pickle

Shopping Feed Optimization

  Through Google Partners, Google is gearing up for the holidays by promoting their biggest money maker – Google Adwords. With Google Shopping Campaigns, Google is in a very good position to come to the forefront of online shopping. In fact, Google’s Eric Schmidt very recently stated that: “Really, our biggest search competitor is Amazon” [...] read more »

Jennifer Calogero

Radio Buttons vs Checkboxes

Sometimes when designing forms there’s some confusion as to when to use radio buttons and when to use checkboxes, but actually the rules are quite simple. Radio buttons are used for two or more choices that are mutually exclusive. This means that only one can be selected at a time. The term “radio button” comes [...] read more »