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 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,...
 Photo by Sarah Urich of ZTS Photo What’s your favorite thing about working at Visionary? It’s a family atmosphere here, and a general understanding that our own family comes...
 Photo by Sarah Urich of ZTS Photo What’s your favorite thing about working at Visionary? The people here are so cool, unique, insanely smart, friendly and all-around awesome. Everyone...
Design Terms Decoded
August 25, 2015
In the Design world, we have our own language and it can be confusing to others who are not as familiar our terms. Especially terms that are so similar to each other (ie: italic and oblique). This...
 Photo by Sarah Urich of ZTS Photo What’s your favorite thing about working at Visionary? It is so difficult to boil it down to just one thing. Above all else I, 100 percent, believe in...
Design is Problem Solving
August 11, 2015
I recently overheard a developer here at Visionary mention how much he enjoys programming because it's very clear-cut. Your code either works or it doesn't. There is no middle ground. Design, on...
  Calls to Action: A call to action is a way to collect the information of potential clients who have looked at your website and are interested in your products or services. Calls to...
 Photo by Sarah Urich of ZTS Photo Start of by telling everyone about yourself: I'm an Iowa local. Recently moved back to Clive from Ames. I'm a big video game nerd and accept any challenge...
To Flash or to Not Flash
July 21, 2015
Interactive design using Flash; is this the end? Macromedia Flash, established in 1994, impacted the world of interactive media when it was first introduced. Browsers supported this, and websites...
The Bleeding Edge of Web Design
July 14, 2015
Starting new a website project is always an exciting time. But unfortunately, what designers and clients have in mind for the look of a website may not be possible depending on how strictly they...
  Building your online presence can be frustrating. It’s not just something that happens overnight. Your online presence is what allows people to find you, interact with you, get to know...
Self-Investment
June 30, 2015
 The world is a learning library – How do you create your laboratory? Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of attending a Self-Investment seminar put on by the LEAP Program....
Lessons on Leadership
June 23, 2015
 Photo via Startup Stock Photos Earlier this month, I attended an interesting and engaging Fred Pryor seminars called Leadership, Team-building, and Coaching Skills. Plummer Bailor was the...
What Journalism Taught Me About The Web
June 16, 2015
 Photo via New Old Stock When I graduated from the University of Iowa in 2010, I left with degrees in both Studio Art and Journalism. The state of the news industry was not very good at that...
php[tek] 2015
June 3, 2015
Photo Cred: imgbuddy.com Earlier this month, our Senior Software Engineer, Garritt, and one of our developers, Matt, had the opportunity to attend php[tek] in Chicago. We met up with Matt and had...

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