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If you're responsible for promoting your organization, you've likely thought about Search Engine Optimization, or SEO. The topic of SEO seems to be top of mind for just about everyone we work with. There is a lot of good information available about SEO (like our SEO Cheat Sheet, for example!) but unfortunately, there are still some myths circulating. One of the more divisive myths is the "subdomain vs. subfolder" argument.

What Does That Even Mean?

There are some STRONG OPINIONS about this issue! Who knew? For those of you who aren't sure what subdomains or subfolders are, let's back up a bit and fill in the blanks.


There are a couple of ways to host a corporate blog on your website. One way is to place it under a subfolder (aka subdirectory) on your website.  For example, if SpinWeb went this route, our blog would live at the address "www.spinweb.net/blog".... Read More

What are the pros and cons of a sidebar?


  • Running ads
  • Increase email sign-ups
  • Promote related products
  • Organization (especially for ecommerce)


  • Visually unappealing UX
  • Not compatible with mobile
  • Cluttered and clunky information
  • Unnecessary for many businesses and portfolios
Websites have featured sidebars dating back to the mid 90s. Early websites were primitive but usable, and here we are over two decades later with many tremendous advancements in web design.
Yet sidebars are still a common staple on every site, from blogs to small businesses and ecommerce shops. But with the growth of responsive design, it’s worth questioning if sidebars serve a purpose anymore. In this post, I’ll share some ideas and examples to consider whether or not your next website really needs a sidebar section.

To Sidebar or Not To Sidebar?

That is the question. And... Read More

How do I make a nature-inspired website?

A nature website is a website inspired by natural surroundings. These websites are ideal for travel-based companies, photographers, organic e-commerce, and adventure/travel blogs. Nature websites often have photos of spacious, rural surroundings, which take up much of the negative space on the site. Additionally, nature sites often have familiar and recognizable icons, logos, and graphics (i.e. a mountain logo or a leaf icon).
In this roundup we’ll showcase websites that use the sky, space, trees and plants, landscapes, or other elements from nature within their design. You’ll notice the use of large background videos and photos is becoming more popular. You’ll see a variety of different approaches, so hopefully it will provide you with some inspiration for your own work.

Designers Trek Tahoe 

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This post tests comments in the following ways.
  • Threaded comments up to 10 levels deep
  • Paginated comments (set Settings > Discussion > Break comments into pages to 5 top level comments per page)
  • Comment markup / formatting
  • Comment images
  • Comment videos
  • Author comments
  • Gravatars and default... Read More