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 are always happy to discuss and questions or problems you may have. Thanks for reading!

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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Battleship Iowa

Battleship Iowa

Team 218 Web Design Supports Battleship Iowa   As part of our ongoing efforts to support Iowa non-profit organizations and charitable causes, Team 218 is happy to announce our collaboration with the Battleship Iowa museum. About the USS Iowa - Battleship IOWA...

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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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Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

Team 218 Web Design is taking the day off to celebrate the July 4th holiday. We hope you are able to spend time today with friends and family and that you take a moment to reflect on the freedoms we enjoy in America.

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We Had a Blast On This One

We Had a Blast On This One

When we were contacted by the Executive Director of the Aldridge Early Learning Center in East Moline about updating their website, we jumped at the chance to work with them.

We had worked with a few nonprofit organizations before but never with a Child Care facility. We asked a lot of questions and took a tour of the facility and then went to work creating their new website. We think it turned out great and we enjoyed the process.

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And Just Like That… It’s June

And Just Like That… It’s June

Finally some sunshine and dry weather here in the Midwest. It's been an interesting and busy 2019 so far for us. We have had the privilege of working with some great organizations on their websites. Taking on a new client is about getting to know them and their...

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Cords In A Wireless World

Cords In A Wireless World

Cords! I realized today that cords have become one of my pet peeves. It's supposed to be a wireless world, right? So why are there so many cords?? My Macbook needs a cord (usually about every 8 hours) to regenerate itself. My iphone needs a cord (lately about every 4...

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