by Melissa Woodsen Balance Interactive, Design, Tips and Tricks, Web Content

In the world of web design, there's always some hot, new trend. Whether it's vertical scrolling, parallax animation, or straight up gamification, we're never without choices when it comes to designing cool features for sites. And while trends can add flair and function to your website, sometimes they're just, well, trendy. Anyone who has ever had a bad perm or worn acid washed jeans can attest that not every trend is a good idea. Here are some questions to ask yourself when deciding whether a trend is right for your site.

by Jill Handman Content Management, Drupal, Tips and Tricks

If you have a large Drupal site with hundreds or even thousands of nodes, searching for content and/or making bulk changes can be challenging. A great module that can really help with these tasks is Administration Views.

by Jeannette Modic Balance Interactive, Content Strategy, Online Marketing, Tips and Tricks, Web Content, Web Strategy

Recently Dries Buytaert (the guy who invented Drupal and owner of Acquia) wrote this awesome blog article about The Big Reverse of the Web and how you won't have to search for anything anymore, everything will just come to you. As a mom of a one-year old I am SO excited about this! Chasing my little man around leaves very little time to be going out to the grocery store to buy odds and ends every day. I would much rather spend my time playing with him then worrying about the levels of my laundry detergent. 

by Kizaan Knapp Balance Interactive, Project Management

Throughout 2015, we want to give you all the opportunity to get to know the Balance Interactive team and our clients a little better. To that end, we are introducing a monthly feature called “Finding Balance: A broader view with…” and will have either a Balance employee or a client featured "snapshot" of who they are and what inspires them. 

by Beth Yezzi Balance Interactive, Content Strategy, Mobile, Responsive, Web Content

1. What is it?

Google is changing the way search results appear based on websites that are deemed mobile-friendly due to the fact that 60% of traffic now comes from mobile devices. Sites without text and formatting suited for mobile devices will suffer most. A webpage is eligible for the “mobile-friendly” label if it meets the following criteria, as detected in real time by Googlebot: