How to Create 1 Password for All of Your Accounts, Securely!

Wouldn’t it be great to have one, secure password for all of your 10,000 accounts? Even better – wouldn’t it be great to not have to enter a username and password again? To just go to any site and automatically login? And one step better – what if you could share this magic with your Read More

Using Your Website as a Sales Asset

One of the most important considerations one can make in valuing their website is how effective it is as a sales asset. The web is a versatile place, and a website can offer great value for a first time visitor (read: “potential customer/client”) when proper and intentional web design and development practices are followed. The Read More

WebSockets and the Future of the Web

What Are WebSockets? WebSockets are one of many new technologies coming to the web that should have people excited. WebSockets will allow real-time, two-way communication between the browser and the server. While this article won’t be getting into too much technical detail, if you are interested you can find more detailed information at the resources listed Read More

What Do Gila Monsters and Strawberries Have to Do With King Design?

A couple weeks ago, we had our first organized BBQ and team building event of the year. We started the day off at the Kings’ house playing Kan Jam, Washer Toss, Dodge Mason’s Landmines, and enjoyed some homemade springtime goodies including Chris’s Mean Green Gila Monster Guacamole, Fun-in-the-Sun Mixed Greens Salad with apples, nuts and seeds, Read More

Responsive Web Design Summit

At King Design, we strive to keep up with emerging technology and web design standards. Some online sites and podcasts that are extremely helpful in our journey include: CSS-Tricks Codrops Smashing Magazine A List Apart ShopTalk Show The Web Ahead Recently, we attended the Environment for Human’s RWD Summit; an online conference over three days with Read More

Google to Favor Mobile Friendly Sites in Searches

Google has officially announced “Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal” on their Webmaster Central Blog. What does this mean to you? In short, if your site is not mobile friendly you’ll to drop in ranking. “This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and Read More

Search Engine Optimization, the Digital World, and the Capo d’astro Bar

If you’re an AdMan (or AdWoman) you might know a story about my grandfather, Bud Robbins. In the early 60’s, during the “MadMen” days of the creative revolution called advertising, Bud was hired by an agency to write copy for the Aeolian Piano Company, a competitor to Steinway and Baldwin. While he may not have known Read More

UX Considerations in a RWD World

At its core, the role of a UX professional is to empathize with the people who interact with your product. When you think about it in those terms, it is not unreasonable to expect that everyone involved in the creation of a website should be UX evangelists – from the client to the developer and everyone Read More

Hosting: Third-party or Internal?

A question that comes up from time to time with clients is whether they should use a third-party hosting company or host the website internally. At King Design, we recommend hosting with a third-party, such as MediaTemple’s Managed VPS. There are exceptions to the rule however. Here are some of the topics to consider: Security Read More

How to Prepare for a Web Redesign Kickoff Meeting

Okay, so all the paperwork has been signed and you absolutely cannot wait for us to get started on your project, right? Well, we’re pretty excited too, but first things first, we need to have an official project kickoff meeting. What should you do to help prepare for this meeting? Check out this list: Send Read More