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What We’re Reading This Month: DevOps, Web Design, SEO Tips, and More!


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.

Dan Sitton:

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.

Brad McDavid:

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.

Matt Brady:

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!

Image credit: By Omarfaruquepro (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons. Edited to add text.

About the Author

Matt Brady
Matt Brady
When working at WSOL Matt was our Content Specialist and was responsible for managing our blogging and social media efforts. He compiled, edited, published, and shared WSOL's content, bringing his expertise in writing, spelling, and grammar to keep our content creation efforts on a consistent schedule. He also worked with Google Analytics, Google Adwords, and HubSpot to provide our clients with the marketing data that they needed to reach their audience online. Matt enjoys watching movies and TV, reading comics and science fiction, and playing with his children. He maintains a sporadically-updated blog, where he posts reviews of comics and movies.
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