Web Design & Development News

Every week we post something new to our blog – a new employee Q&A, an opinion piece about web design, cool new things happening in the tech industry, and so much more. We know the web, and we want to share news and helpful tips with you so you can get the most out of your website – even if you don't have a website built by Visionary.



Plato said music gives soul to the universe and flight to the imagination. Bono believed music can change the world because it can change people. My grandma Kay thought any album produced after the...
3 Ways to Make Google Analytics Work for You
September 13, 2016
Google Analytics can tell you a lot about the strengths and weaknesses of your website. How many people are visiting your site each week, month, or year? How much time are people spending on your...
We Love Our Clients: TS Sports Management
August 9, 2016
Meet Thomas Sherzan, Iowa's sports agent. As founder of TS Sports Management, Sherzan has dared to do what few would think possible in a state without any major professional teams--build a...
The Positive Power of Social Media
July 26, 2016
If you've looked at your Facebook feed lately, it's possible you've seen an ugly side of social media. It's sometimes hard to ignore the divide that can be created when current news stirs up debate...
Visionary is hosting Des Moines' first-ever CodePen meetup
July 12, 2016
If you're a JavaScript junkie, CSS buff, HTML schemer, or are just curious about the CodePen world, you’re going to want to check out Des Moines’ first-ever CodePen meetup on July 27...
We Love Our Clients: Variety Iowa
June 28, 2016
A lot of hard work and heart are put forth by the staff over at Variety Iowa, the charity dedicated to improving the lives of Iowa's own underprivileged, at-risk and special needs children.  We...
WhatTheFont is That?
June 21, 2016
Have you ever seen a really well designed poster or website and wondered what font the designer used?  This happens to us all the time. So when we heard about WhatTheFont, a free service that...
Unicode is Releasing 72 New Emojis
June 7, 2016
You'll need to up your emoji game on June 21. That's when the Unicode Consortium, a 501 non-profit organization that coordinates the development of the Unicode standard, will officially...
We Love Our Clients: Fitness by Design
May 24, 2016
Fitness by Design owner Barb Mendoza can roll with the punches where technology is concerned, even if boxing isn’t one of the classes taught at the studio. Read our Q&A with Barb to learn...
The Key to Keeping Your Passwords Safe (and Secure)
May 9, 2016
Do you ever get to the office on a Monday morning, plop down to log in to your computer and realize that your start-of-the-week brain fog is making it utterly impossible to keep your work computer...
We Love Our Clients: Leaning Tower of Pizza
April 26, 2016
Kevin Harrington utilizes a hands-on approach to business, where hard work, handshakes and smart digital marketing practices are the keys to success.    We recently started working...
Making an Animated SVG Checkbox
April 12, 2016
While watching MSNBC cover the results of the recent political primaries, I noticed the animated graphics used for their scrolling marquee. As winners were projected, a little animated checkbox would...
Ransomeware: Are You Safe?
March 30, 2016
Photo credit: Carlos Amarillo / Shutterstock Have you heard the news about the ransomware attack that crippled MedStar Health, one of the largest healthcare providers in Maryland and Washington,...
 Photo by Sarah Urich of ZTS Photo Start off by telling everyone about yourself: Even though I’m a native Iowan, I’ve worked and lived in a few big cities, so I’m a...
How I (Painstakingly) Made My Own Virtual Reality Viewer
March 15, 2016
Virtual reality. The phrase alone conjures images of visor-like goggle helmets and poorly animated computer graphics. Sure, at one point, the technology seemed like pure science fiction. But the...

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