Here on the WSOL blog, we work hard to provide thought leadership about web design and development, user experience, digital marketing, content management system (CMS) strategy, search engine optimization (SEO) and much more. But there's always more to read around the web, so each month, we share some of the helpful and interesting articles that our team has been reading. Here's what we've been reading this month:
A Brief Overview on Responsive Navigation Patterns
This is a great look at the different approaches to navigation that are possible when designing responsive websites.
The Web Looks Like Shit
This opinion piece makes some great points about how intrusive advertising, pop-ups, and other examples of poor design are making our online experience miserable.
What Is DevOps?
This is probably the best definition of the term DevOps that I've seen.
21 Things We Miss About Old Computers
For anyone feeling nostalgic, or a little old (or a lot), this is a fun reminder of what it was like to be a computer geek in the good(?) old days.
Interesting Takes on Log In/SignUp Forms
These are not your normal, boring signup/login forms.
Software Developers After 40, 50, and 60 Who Are Still Coding
This collection of quotes from people who are still working as developers into middle age gives me hope, since I am squarely in this age bracket.
This video from the recent C3 Conference has some great insights about how to create an engaging video marketing strategy.
How Google Cashes In On the Space Right Under the Search Bar
This article from The New York Times is a good look at the current state of search engine advertising, with an emphasis on the rising prominence of product listing ads (PLAs).
SEO Tips for 2017: 39 Experts Share Their Insights on SEO
This is a great roundup of tips on how to get the most out of your SEO strategy in the coming year.
10 Fun Tech Ads Throughout the Years
I really enjoyed this collection of vintage ads for computer products, which includes gems like a 80 MB disk system for less than $12,000 (what a steal!).
This is just a smattering of the great reading that's out there on the web, and we're always looking for more to share. If you have any articles, videos, or blogs that you think we should include in our monthly roundups, please let us know in the comments below!