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Iowa Web Design Blog

We pack years of experience into our Iowa Web Design Blog. We’ve seen quite a bit over the years – both good and not-so-good. We write about a wide variety of things and hopefully you’ll find something of interest here. If you have a topic you’d like to see explored here, please let us know.

We welcome your comments and arealways happy to discuss and questions or problems you may have. Thanks for reading!

The Evolution Of Web Browsers

The Evolution Of Web Browsers

It Started With Mosaic
Mosaic was introduced in 1993 and ushered in the age of the World Wide Web. Soon after Mosaic came Netscape’s Navigator. Then in 1995, Microsoft introduced their web browser called Internet Explorer and the war was on between Netscape and Microsoft. There was a big advantage for Microsoft because they bundled Internet Explorer with it’s popular Windows operating system.

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The Big Game

The Big Game

It's finally here! The day of the "Big Game". Millions of people watching & millions of dollars spent on advertising. Sure there's the football game, but business is primarily focused on the commercials and their anticipated results. Their enormous investment...

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Website Repair

Website Repair

If you’ve got a website that’s not working we can help get things back on track. We solve website problems and we can solve YOURS.

Usually websites are pretty reliable. But every once in a while something happens and the walls come crashing down. That’s where we come in. We are website problem solvers and put the pieces back together. We’ll have your website running great again in no time. Not only that but we’ll make sure you know what caused the problem and how to prevent it going forward.

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Team Meeting

Team Meeting

Now is the time to subscribe and get in on the ground floor of Team Meeting. It’s our brand new eNewsletter and it’s coming in January.

Team Meeting will have lots of information you’ll like reading about. Get signed up now so you don’t miss a single issue!

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Website Problem Solvers

Website Problem Solvers

Website Problems When you need help with your website it can be tough to find someone to get things back on track. Do you turn to a Web Designer? Web Developer? Computer Repair tech? Your hosting provider? Sometimes there is a lot of finger pointing. Web Designer says...

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Divi 4.0 Countdown

Divi 4.0 Countdown

Twas the night before Divi 4.0 and all through the Divi community excitement is growing. Everyone is hoping for an evolutionary leap forward in Wordpress website design. We are anxiously awaiting the release a mere 17 hours from now. We have a test site set up and...

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Website Giveaway

Website Giveaway

We need your help Know someone who needs a website? We are looking for an Iowa nonprofit organization who could benefit from our website giveaway. We need your input to help identify a deserving nonprofit. All you have to do is fill out our nomination form and tell us...

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Getting The Bugs Out

Getting The Bugs Out

We're spending some time in Burlington, Iowa this week doing some local research. On the way back to the car from the library we stopped to get a couple shots of this guy. You might say we're getting the bugs out.  By any name, these fascinating insects are...

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Our Keys To A Great Website

Our Keys To A Great Website

Discovery When we begin a website project we have some key areas we focus on. Before any thought of web design, we focus entirely on discovery. Learning as much as possible about our client during discovery is one of our keys to a great website. Taking a deep dive...

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Des Moines

Des Moines

We're spending some time in our State Capital this week. We're checking out some sights and working on a new design project. Hoping to work in a tour of the Capital while we're in Des Moines.

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Back To School

Back To School

It's almost that time again! Time for the kids to head Back To School. School busses will be running morning and afternoon getting the kids to school and back home. Let's all make the effort to pay attention behind the wheel. Put the phones down, stop fiddling with...

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Made In Iowa

Made In Iowa

We live, work, and play right here in Iowa. We love living here in the heartland of America. We also love learning about Iowa small business and their stories. In fact, it’s one of the things we like most. When we take on a new project we spend a fair amount of time on the discovery phase where we learn all about a client’s organization and their story.

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Website Photography

Website Photography

Website Photography - Where To Get Photos? When it comes to website photography we sometimes make a road trip to get some shots to use on our projects. Yesterday's weather was almost perfect. It didn't take much to encourage us to get out of the office and spend a day...

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Heat Wave

Heat Wave

It's really hot here in Iowa. The word of the day is hydrate. If you feel thirsty your body if already dehydrated - probably 1% or a little more. Dehydration can lead to a slowdown of brain function. Drink before you are thirsty - water or sports drinks are best....

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We Work While You Play

We Work While You Play

We work while you play! You can go on vacation and come home to a totally new website. Summer is the perfect time for a new or redesigned website from Team 218. Get in touch with us today and see how easy it is. You provide answers to a few questions and we'll take it...

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Nonprofit Websites

Nonprofit Websites

It’s back to work Monday! We find ourselves doing more and more nonprofit web design and we like it. It’s enjoyable to learn about these different organizations and how they operate. One thing for sure – no two are alike.

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Locales

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Nonprofit Program

We occasionally provide our web services to Iowa nonprofit organizations at no charge. If you'd like to nominate a nonprofit to receive our services you may use the following link. We encourage you to nominate your own nonprofit.

About Team 218 Web Design?

We are website problem solvers. We've been creating software and building websites for over 20 years. We know what works and what doesn't. We are customer service fanatics. We love working, playing, and living in the great state of Iowa. We are always available to answer any questions you may have.

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