WordPress 101 (from a client’s perspective)

This is the first post in a series teaching the basics of WordPress. Here at King Design, we pride ourselves with not only making great looking and functional websites, but also making them easy for our clients to edit for themselves. We do this by using a Content Management System (CMS) called WordPress. For years we used Read More

Your Email Signature Should Be Text

Every once in a while, I’ll see an email signature come through as an image. Sounds like a small thing but it is one of your most powerful marketing tools. I would recommend changing it to text. Here’s why: 1) A large number of email programs block or don’t display images. So your recipient won’t Read More

Holiday-ify Mason

Every year, here at King Design, we like to come up with a fun microsite for the holidays. Last year, we shrunk ourselves into a snowglobe. After that successful creation, we brainstormed ideas for what might be fun this year. What about a Santa brand book? How about a Duck Hunt-esque snowball game showing how much we love Philadelphia? Read More

Web Development Nostalgia

Recently, I celebrated my year anniversary at King Design and purely by happenstance I had to do some website updates to the very first website I developed at King. If you haven’t looked over your code from an old project, you should. Now, don’t be scared, I know what you think you’ll find; Alright, it won’t Read More

5 Important Branding Considerations for Any Business

Your brand is how you become known to your potential and existing customers, and you should never leave this to chance. Through developing a solid brand strategy, you can control your brand and make it what you want it to be. Without a solid brand, you will be forgettable. With an uncontrolled brand, your business Read More

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