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.



 Photo by Sarah Urich of ZTS Photo Start of by telling everyone about yourself: I grew up in northern Iowa and was the sixth person in my family to graduate from Iowa State University. I also...
 Photo by Sarah Urich of ZTS Photo What is your professional background? I don't have much of a professional background. When I was in high school I worked for Tasteful Dinners as a food...
What is HTTPS and SSL?
February 16, 2016
Cyber security tends to be a fleeting topic in the relatively grand plan for a website project. Like insurance, cyber security is something you don’t appreciate until you need it. When data...
How Microsoft's End to IE8/9/10 Support Will Impact Your Website
January 12, 2016
After today, don’t expect any more security updates or feature enhancements for old versions of Internet Explorer. Microsoft is stopping support for Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10 and urging...
“So you write the code?”“Well some of it… HTML/CSS, the way the webpage looks.”“What did you major in again?” Going home for the holidays inevitably results...
Should your business be on social media? Absolutely. But should you have an account on every platform? Not necessarily. Visionary’s Production Specialist Taylor Hilsabeck, and Project Lead...
 Photo by Sarah Urich of ZTS Photo If you could be one of your fellow Visionaries for a day, who would it be and why? Ian Leckie. Why? Just look at that glorious beard. What have you learned...
 Photo by Sarah Urich of ZTS Photo A lot of the people in the office like to put on their headphone and listen to music while they're working. What are some of the songs you listen to when you...
Treat SEO Like a Client Referral: Earn It
November 17, 2015
How much is a customer referral worth to you? Likely a lot, right? A referral means someone you previously worked with loved you and your business so much they wanted someone they know to benefit...
Visionary Leadership
November 11, 2015
Visionary employees are lucky to work for a company that invests in the whole person, not just who we are during office hours. This year, 8 of us women were given the opportunity to attend the Iowa...
 Photo by Sarah Urich of ZTS Photo What advice would you give to someone looking to break into this industry? Be willing to adapt. Technology is constantly evolving, and in this industry, it...
As websites become more interactive and complex, usability testing is an important part of a website's’ success. Websites that have a user-friendly design and an easy-to-use interface increase...
Social Media Sanfus: Making Connections on LinkedIn
October 6, 2015
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but someone has to tell you: You’re using LinkedIn completely wrong. It’s not your fault. A friend or mentor or coworker may have pushed you towards...
Three things to consider
September 15, 2015
Design elements can enhance your content if planned properly. Before creating material for the web, here are three important questions to consider: 1. Who is the Audience? It is important to...
 Photo by Sarah Urich of ZTS Photo What’s your favorite thing about working at Visionary? The people are my favorite thing about working at Visionary. We have some of the most creative,...

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