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Josh Combs

What Color is the Dress? The Power of Perception

  If you’ve been on any sort of social media in the last 18 hours, it’s simply exploded going viral with everyone being split over the colors and their perception on this picture of a dress. A friend of mine sent it to me last night in a text and I showed my wife thinking it [...] read more »

Jordan Burleson

How To Create A Custom Google Map With MyMaps

Often Forgotten, Google MyMaps Makes It Easy To Create & Share Maps Online We all know the power behind Google Maps. We know that it is crucial in helping new businesses get found, getting everyday directions to home or work and places in-between. Google Maps can even be leveraged to find your way around a [...] read more »

Ashley Agee

Mobile Usability Fix for WordPress Sites

Have you gotten the dreaded message in Webmaster Tools that you need to fix the mobile usability issues affecting your site? You have blah blah pages with errors. You know, this one..   Yea, me too. Since we all know Google cares if our sites are mobile friendly (i.e look good and easy to use on [...] read more »

Annette Fowler

Cascade Server Help and Training Resources

Those that have worked with Beacon Technologies on Cascade Server projects know that our experienced staff is available for “as needed” content management help through our Preferred Client Services department as well as for customized training sessions and user manuals specific to the site designed for your organization. However, did you know that Hannon Hill, [...] read more »

Annette Fowler

Top Ten Ways to Prepare for Your Higher Ed Website Redesign

After recent experience with several higher education website redesigns, I’ve come up with a list of the top ten ways that you, as a higher education client, can prepare for an upcoming website redesign project.  Though these items aren’t technically required right at the beginning of a redesign project, they are all eventually needed and the [...] read more »

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 - http://www.grossmont.edu/ Cuyamaca College - http://www.cuyamaca.edu/ 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 »