Wrapping up a new design and development project and preparing for launch is both an exciting and stressful time for our team. We’re doing everything possible to ensure a successful launch and transition from a client’s old site to a brand new infrastructure.

After the designer has passed the final design pieces off, and the developers have written the final line of code for the site, the quality assurance testing begins. Read more

If you’re following my blog here you’ll see previews and links to my blogs over at LyntonWeb.

Up until this week, I traded off posts with my co-worker Roman Kniahynyckyj on the Friday Five posts for the past few months. The Friday Five was five headlines from social media, inbound marketing, SEO, and web design posted each Friday. Roman and I would collaborate on the stories we would include, and then trade off for posting rights every other week.

This week the LyntonWeb blogging team shook some things up, and moved the Friday Five to Sundays, and rebranded it as the Sunday Inbound Marketing Highlights, which is now co-produced by Roman and myself.

The reason we bumped the Friday Five to Sunday was to introduce our new weekly video series, the Friday Fail, which I will be editing. You may have read this already on my primary blog, Mike From the Internet.

As I mentioned in that post, I’m really happy to have a steady editing project again and look forward to building this series out with my team.

So you’re ready to launch your website on HubSpot’s great new COS. Fantastic!

We have a little practice with these things, to say the least – both on HubSpot’s CMS and COS, so we figured we’d share some tips and best practices with you… Read more

Twitter is everywhere. Look on the news, you see the anchor’s name followed by their Twitter handle. Same on shows like American Idol and The X-Factor. Twitter is a huge driving force. You know this.

But have you noticed another increasingly growing trend over the past year? Hashtags! Read more

I love my iPhone and iPad, and I love reading on them. One of the best parts of my day is when I sit in bed with my iPhone and go through my RSS feeds. It’s the only time of the day where I can slow down and enjoy reading blogs and news at my own pace.

I read blogs on several topics, from marketing thought leaders like HubSpot and LyntonWeb (of course!) to blogs on photography, technology, comics and so much more.

Some of these blogs have full posts in the feeds, some show only excerpts and you have to click through to read the whole post. As a reader I prefer full post feeds, but as a marketer I know that’s not always the best solution for a content creators.

It’s not that annoying to click through in my RSS reader app of choice, but what is annoying is when I’m faced with teeny-tiny-itty-bitty content to try to read. Read more

I am a huge comic book geek. Seriously. I have well over 2,400 comics and trades as well as a life size Superman in my office. I’m a huge Superman fan (see: photo), but I love all comic books, and comic book movies. I promise to try and not let my geek flag fly too often in this post.

Comic book movies have been around for a long time. In 1978, Superman: The Movie kicked off the studios attempt at a feature superhero movie directed at an adult audience. In 2000, the modern world of comic book movies launched with X-Men, followed by Spider-Man in 2002.

Those movies have made a ton of money and because of that, the movie studios have been cranking out comic book movie after comic book movie. Most of these movies were self contained, and only existed in their own small universe. Then, in 2008 Marvel did something really gutsy with Iron Man.

Before the movie came out, Iron Man was a second or third level character (at best), so giving him his own movie and Marvel betting their cinematic future on him was a little risky.

That risky bet ended up paying off in the billions ( and billions) of dollars that Marvel has raked in on their Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movies since 2008.

So, how did they do it (besides making totally kickass movies, that is)? Read more

Like most people, I hate going to the dentist. Hate it. I’m sure that most dentists are lovely people outside of their offices and away from their torture tools. Unfortunately, that does little to change the fact that inside their offices they are evil people who like to poke your mouth with pointy metal sticks all for the benefit of “your health.”

When my wife and I moved to San Antonio, I was a little freaked out when I realized I needed to see a dentist for a toothache I was having. A friend recommended her dentist, exclaiming that she loved his office. I looked at her the way a confused dog would look at someone, but made an appointment anyway.

I have to say I was a bit impressed after leaving the dentist office, and here’s why:

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For the past few weeks I’ve been obsessed with a YouTube channel that has been around for about three years.

It’s called Pronunciation Book. Launched three years Pronunciation Book posted their first video entitled “How To Pronounce ASUS”.

That’s it. Read more

Responsive design is the latest trend in web design and development, and for good reason.

Take a look at the graphic below.

(Graphic courtesy of OpenSignal.com)

That graphic roughly illustrates how many different screen sizes are out there on Android and iOS devices. And that doesn’t include Windows, BlackBerry or other devices.

According to StatCounter, so far in 2013 almost 14% of US users browsing the web do so on a mobile device – and amount that’s doubled since 2011, and these numbers will only continue to go up. Read more

It goes without saying that the way your website looks is very important, but how about how it is performing? Do you keep up with the “little” things that may be missed? By skipping these “little” things you can seriously affect your website in a bad bad way.

Google Webmaster Tools is a must have for anyone who has a website.

Google Webmaster Tools is a free tool from Google that you use on your site to monitor things like search queries, sitemaps, Google’s access to robots.txt, and most importantly monitor 404 links on your site. Read more