Software Downloads

At Untraditional Media, we support open source internet software and discourage our clients from using proprietary software packages for their web sites. Our experience has been that one way some web site developers railroad you into using their company for support and hosting is by building your web site on a proprietary system that costs [...]

Apple Devices Don’t Support Flash

UMPS doesn’t recommend using Adobe Flash as part of your web site development, and a recent decision by Apple to not support Flash on iPods, iPhones, and iPads makes that recommendation even stronger.

Zen and The Art of Web Site Maintenance

In Robert M. Pirsig’s 1974 novel “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance”, the author explores the meaning and concepts of “Quality”. In the book, the Narrator contrasts the approach to life of his friend who refuses to learn how to maintain his own expensive new BMW motorcycle and hopes for the best, and his [...]

Using Social Media For Small Business

Using Social Media as part of your marketing strategy is all the rage. People are pell-mell signing up for Facebook and Twitter and sticking widgets and apps into their web site, but are those things working if you’re using them? And if you’re not using them how do you go about starting to and getting [...]

Royalty Free Public Domain Images For Your Web Site

One question many of our clients ask is where they can find a good source for royalty free, public domain images they can use in their blog or web site. While there are tons of great stock photo sites out there you can Google, one great source is often overlooked: Government web sites.

WordPress As A Content Management System

One of the things we recommend to all of our clients is to have their web site built on a content management system (CMS) that allows them to post, edit, and manage their own web site content, without having to rely on their web design firm or “web guru guy” to make changes (and bill [...]

How Much Should A Web Site Cost?

One question people always ask is, “How much should a web site cost?” and the answer can vary – depending on what you want to do and how much you want to do yourself – from $0 to hundreds of thousands of dollars. But for the average person just starting their own web site, here’s [...]

Target Your Customers With Quality Content

The days of the static brochure web site have come and gone. It’s not what most business owners want to hear, but you can’t just write a check, and get a beautiful web site and have that be enough anymore. To target your customers online, you have to provide compelling content that reaches out to [...]

WHOIS: Make Sure You Own Your Domain Name

Surprisingly one area of concern for web site owners continues to be failing to own their own domain names. I see it every day. It is one of the most clear signs you can have that your web host/designer is up to no good. Your name or company name should ALWAYS be the Registrant on [...]