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!

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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Great Things In Business

Great Things In Business

Great Things In Business Are Never Done By One Person When your business is ready to create a new website or re-design an existing website, we can't think of a better team than ours,Team 218 Web Services. Web Design, SEO & Website Management 20+ Years of...

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The Way Things Work – The User Interface

The Way Things Work – The User Interface

User Friendly? Hmmmm Let's look at the way things work for a second. I was talking to a client recently who was trying to email a file for me to review. They were having trouble attaching the file to the email. So we engaged in a short phone conversation, resolved the...

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Weather The Storm

Weather The Storm

Iowa Small Business owners - Are you happy with your website? Can your prospective customers find you online? We're here to help you weather the storm. We'd be happy to answer your website and SEO questions at no charge. We want to help other Iowa Small Business...

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Get a Free Website For Your Nonprofit

Get a Free Website For Your Nonprofit

Yes We Said a Free Website For Your Nonprofit! What is a nonprofit? Here's what Wikipedia says. Now is that time of year again when you can get a free website.  Yes we said FREE. WE NEED YOUR HELP to find a nonprofit group to be the recipient of our web services....

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How’s Your Small Business?

How’s Your Small Business?

How's your business doing? If you're like most small businesses, you're hurting from the effects of COVID-19. Did you know there are some things you can do yourself when it comes to helping your online presence? First, make sure you're making the most of your social...

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What’s Google Up To?

What’s Google Up To?

We wanted to know "What's Google Up To?" - well actually we ALWAYS want to know that but even more so in the midst of this COVID crisis.. Google continually evaluates and updates their search algorithms. In fact they claim to update their algorithm several thousand...

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Iowa City Small Business Resource Program

Iowa City Small Business Resource Program

Iowa City Small Business Resource Program - The City of Iowa City recently made changes to its Economic Development CDBG programs in order to focus on small businesses – businesses with fewer than four employees. The City can provide those eligible up to $15,000 in...

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Website Launch – Top Notch Property Management

Website Launch – Top Notch Property Management

Top Notch Property Management Website Launch Top Notch Property Management's missions is to connect responsible tenants with clean, well-maintained properties in the Quad Cities area and to provide an efficient, friendly, and pleasant rental experience. They came to...

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Fanatical Customer Service

Fanatical Customer Service

Customer Service – Is It Still Out There? We promote Team 218 as having Fanatical Customer Service but what exactly does that mean? Here's what WikiPedia says. We approach customer service as a core component of our business. Simply put, we believe in taking care of...

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Google My Business | Number 1 Free Local SEO Tool

Google My Business | Number 1 Free Local SEO Tool

Google My Business | Key To Local SEO Visibility 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. Is your business making the most of GMB? We're talking...

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The Evolution Of Web Browsers

The Evolution Of Web Browsers

It Started With Mosaic
Mosaic was introduced in 1993 and ushered in the age of the World Wide Web. Soon after Mosaic came Netscape’s Navigator. Then in 1995, Microsoft introduced their web browser called Internet Explorer and the war was on between Netscape and Microsoft. There was a big advantage for Microsoft because they bundled Internet Explorer with it’s popular Windows operating system.

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Spring Is Here

Spring Is Here

Spring 2020 Spring is finally here and it's one for the books. COVID-19, Social Distancing, Temporary (we hope) Business Closures, and flattening the curve by staying home. Who would have predicted we would be in this situation back around Christmas? Hopefully you are...

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Scott’s Landscapes

Scott’s Landscapes

Scott's Landscapes - Quad Cities We just finished up a new website for Scott's Landscapes in the Quad Cities. Scott came to us with an existing Wix website and was looking for a little more of a custom website experience for his customers. We reviewed his existing...

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We Are Open

We Are Open

We are lucky that we are able to work from just about anywhere. During this time of crisis we are hunkered down, working in our home office. Our office here is set up pretty well so it's not really an inconvenience. The same can't be said for many of our clients. Like...

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Creating a Website For Your Business

Creating a Website For Your Business

Tips From a Professional Web Designer You have a business. You need a website. Where do you start? We're here to help you out with a little guidance on your trek to getting online with a website for your business. Rest assured you're not the only person to be in this...

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