Web Design Blog

20+ Years of Experience

We pack all of our years of experience into our Web Design Blog. We’ve seen quite a bit over the years – both good and not-so-good. We write about a wide variety of things and hopefully you’ll find something of interest here. If you have a topic you’d like to see explored here, please let us know.

We welcome your comments and are always happy to discuss and questions or problems you may have. Thanks for reading!

Summer Vacation 2021

Summer Vacation 2021

We wrapped up a great summer vacation with a couple days at Adventureland in Des Moines. We drove around 2300 miles on our road trip of the "Villes". After a couple of days at Big Surf Waterpark and Margaritaville at Lake Of The Ozarks, we kicked off the Villes part...

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Road Trip

Road Trip

Who's Ready For a Road Trip? We are! We're packing up our laptops and throwing a couple of suitcases together and heading off to do some exploring. We're planning on visiting some of the 'Villes - Louisville, Asheville, Nashville - you know, the cities that end in...

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The Best We Can Be

The Best We Can Be

Best We Can Be - Come On Man! We recently saw this sign and couldn't help sharing it. Is this the new norm? What happened to the passion for excellence? Are we going to adapt the motto of "We're no worse than anyone else" or that's good enough? Come on man! It seem...

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FAA Part 107

FAA Part 107

Drones - FAA Part 107 Compliance So you think maybe you'd like to buy a drone and have some fun flying it around. No doubt the recent advancements in technology have resulted in some pretty amazing capabilities. Some of the new drones produce images and video that are...

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Web Design Questions?

Web Design Questions?

We have the answers to your web design questions! Do you have web design questions? Get the answers you need from Team 218 Web Services. Use the contact form on our website or schedule your free Zoom call. Either way, you can get your questions answered in a secure...

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If You Build It They Will Come

If You Build It They Will Come

If You Build It They Will Come - Great Movie Line #fieldofdreams #webdesign #iowawebdesign #team218 #webdesigniowa #iowa In case you don't remember, that line comes from the movie "Field Of Dreams". The story of an Iowa farmer who turns his cornfield into a baseball...

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Make Your Website Your Best Employee

Make Your Website Your Best Employee

We'll make your website your best employee! #webdesign #bestemployee Your website is your online representative, advocate, and marketing machine. It's on the job 24/7/365 and never asks for a raise or a vacation or calls in sick. A website isn't an expense, it's an...

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A Special Thank You

A Special Thank You

We always appreciate acknowledgment from our customers. We received a special thank you card from the Solon Area Community Foundation and this is what makes what we do worthwhile. Thanks for taking the time to let us know! #appreciation #acknowledgment...

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Show of Hands, Who Does NOT Have a Website

Show of Hands, Who Does NOT Have a Website

Unofficial Research We're doing a little unofficial research and want to find out who does NOT have a website and the reasons why. We've read a lot of the stories online about why businesses don't have a website but we want to find out for ourselves right from the...

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Stress Free Web Design

Stress Free Web Design

We've seen business owners and nonprofits struggle with web design and we have a solution. End all the stress and headaches of getting a great website. Team 218 Web Services would like to help you. Don't fool around with the DIY solutions when you can have a pro...

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Rock Island / Quad Cities KOA Campground

Rock Island / Quad Cities KOA Campground

Rock Island / Quad Cities KOA Campground – Website Redesign Team 218 Web Services built the Rock Island / Quad Cities KOA Campground website a couple of years ago and we've been tweaking it ever since. We have made minor changes and adjustments to improve user...

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Website Protection Tips

Website Protection Tips

What to do about website protection? The news has been reporting huge increases in cyber attacks in the last few weeks. Small business websites don’t have the resources to throw at online security and are particularly vulnerable to hackers. There are steps you can take to protect your website without spending a dime. Since we work primarily with Wordpress sites we’ll focus on Wordpress specific tips.

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Small Business Websites

Small Business Websites

Do you need a Small Business Website? Are you a small fish in a big pond? Anytime I hear that kind of reference I'm reminded of this quote from Steve Jobs, founder of Apple Computers. The smallest company in the world can look as large as the largest company on the...

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What Is Local SEO?

What Is Local SEO?

What Is Local SEO If you run a small business you know how important marketing is to your business. It's even more critical with the  COVID-19 pandemic changing the business dynamic. Local SEO means using on-page and external methods to optimize a business for...

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How Do I Find Someone To Build My Website

How Do I Find Someone To Build My Website

Hire Us To Build Your Website How Do I Find Someone To Build My Website? Web Design Options For Small Businesses Hiring a Web Design Company To Build My Website What is our process for designing and creating a website? Building a Website Yourself What are some things...

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Core Web Vitals

Core Web Vitals

Core Web Vitals - What Are They And How They Affect Your SERP What Are Core Web Vitals The 3 Core Web Vitals Defined Largest Contenful Paint First Input Delay Cumulative Layout Shift How Core Web Vitals Affect Site Performance New Labels For Search Optimizing for Core...

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Website News

Website News

Keeping Up In The Online World  Let's take a look at some recent website news and see what's new. WORDPRESS: We're big fans of WordPress and use it for 99% of our websites. W3Techs keeps track of statistics for the internet and they just announced that WordPress now...

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Website Hosting Update

Website Hosting Update

Evaluation Led To a Change Earlier this month we mentioned that we were evaluating our website hosting vendor and exploring our options. After a lot of deliberation we decided to make a change to new hosting. We have 30+ websites on our hosting plan so making a switch...

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