Mightybytes developer Stephanie Daniels offers a concise explanation of what Retina is, how to make images for it, and why it’s all so darn confusing.
Retina seems to be a point of uncertainty among web developers and graphic designers because of the confusion over what Retina means, how to make Retina images, and where Retina images should be used. What Retina means for sustainable web design adds another layer of complication. (At Mightybytes we’re all about sustainable, well-performing websites. See how your website ranks by using our tool EcoGrader.com)
But Retina images are something everyone who makes things for digital devices should be thinking about. It’s important how clear things look on every screen, not just your own.Read More
If you’re in a boring industry, you might make the mistake of thinking content marketing isn’t something that applies to you. You’re wrong. Great content improves search rankings, helps build your social media presence, shows off your professional expertise, and can lead to PR opportunities, among other benefits.
In some ways, boring industries (specific niches, industrial products, B2B products and services) have it better than exciting, crowded industries when it comes to creating content. If you’re in what people consider to be a dull industry, it’s likely that few of your competitors are using content as a strategy to reach potential customers. That means any content you create will be unique, and is more likely to surface in Google searches and get shared.Read More
She said WHAT!? Don’t let your business be taken aback by angry trolls. Here are the policies you need to put in place before you launch a Facebook page or online community.
Content governance is a term that is used to describe a series of practices for dealing with content in the real world, when things don’t go according to plan.
In this post in our content governance series, we’ll talk about the community management questions you need to answer before starting a Facebook business page, online forum or community site. The focus of this post will be on writing policies that help community managers moderate comments and which help your burgeoning community thrive.Read More
Video is the most potent message format on the web, but its popularity means that all the uploading, hosting and playing has contributed to a lot of carbon emissions. We examine the ways you can make your videos more sustainable by optimizing them for the web.
Hosting and watching online videos isn’t as green as you might think. Videos, with their large file sizes and massive popularity, require energy for hosting and playback, much of which is not renewable. So while video is one of the most effective ways to get the message across about your business or organization, it’s important to remember the cost of video when it comes to your website’s sustainability and your business’ overall environmental impact.Read More
Libraries face a unique challenge in creating content for the web. Kate Eyler-Werve explains how to start small and iterate on library content strategy.
Libraries have a unique content strategy challenge: they serve a wide range of audiences (teens, people hunting for jobs, community groups, general readers, retirees, parents, etc.), and all those audiences are interested in different things, which makes it tough to pick a direction and stick with it.
Added to this is challenge is the fact that the role of libraries is undergoing a cultural shift. As libraries expand or change services to meet the needs of patrons in the digital age, the content on the website needs to be updated to promote new or changing offerings.Read More
Your blog has a sprawling list of tags and categories. How can you build a taxonomy that helps your customers find what they’re looking for?
Content governance is a term that is used to describe a series of practices for dealing with content in the real world: when there’s not enough time, too many people making decisions, and a perfectly laid plan goes slightly awry, resulting in outdated, sprawling content.
In this post, we’ll discuss the difference between categories and tags on a website, how they are commonly used, and how often to review them.Read More
Being in a band has taught me the power of iteration, managing people as individuals, and embracing limitation. In short, it’s taught me pretty much everything I know about managing projects and teams at Mightybytes.
I have spent the last 20 years playing in a funk and soul band called Bumpus. We’ve recorded five albums and traveled all over the country, playing over a thousand shows. Bumpus is a relatively large band that has always had at least six people in it, (usually more like eight or nine). Through changes in our music and personnel, we’ve managed to endure, evolve and iterate without losing elements of our original identity: a super high-energy live band that cares about its fans and writes uplifting, original music in the spirit of the founding fathers of funk and soul.Read More
Flat design strips away unnecessary elements, like gradients and beveled corners, in favor of a simpler, content-forward approach to web design. Mightybytes’ Experience Director Amber Vasquez explains why this approach is also eco-friendly.
Flat design is everywhere. Companies like Microsoft, Google and even Apple have moved to flat design websites or flat design operating systems. Flat design is beautiful, it’s intuitive, and because flat design’s clean approach strips away needless elements that distract users, it is also content-first, an approach we at Mightybytes strongly advocate.Read More
In order to design useful, well-loved web applications, you need to conduct user research or you run the risk of building products based on personal biases and hunches, which are often wrong. Research doesn’t have to be complicated, however! Here we outline five easy methods.
A little over a year ago I was involved in a project for a Starter League class. The goal was to find a way to help curb violence, particularly among teenagers in the West Garfield Park neighborhood of Chicago. The original plan was to make it easier to send anonymous tips to police, but once we interviewed a group of teens we found that a majority of them didn’t trust the police and wouldn’t contact them even if it was anonymous.Read More
B Corporations and nonprofits get a 20% discount on our services
We want you to help us change the world.
Show us that you care about the planet by becoming a B Corporation and we’ll give your company the 20% discount we normally extend only to non-profits.
This discount can be applied to all of our services, from web design and development, to logo design and content and social media strategy, as well as app development and interactive media products (such as animation and video). We are happy to extend this discount to companies based anywhere in the United States who are certified by B Lab.Read More
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