Author: David Martin Design

  • When did you decide that web design was the career for you?

    When did you decide that web design was the career for you?

    In 1998, in my junior year of high school @ Bloomington High School North, I took an Advanced Social Studies course taught by Joann Frye and Pat Wilson. I participated in a group project in which we had to present important historical events from the 1960s. As part of the class presentation, I decided to teach myself […]

  • Visible.com – The Phone Service of the Future

    Visible.com – The Phone Service of the Future

    On October 1st, 2019, I started a new service with a wireless phone company, visible.com & I’m really happy with the decision to switch. I think it’s important to consider that Bloomington, Indiana (and specifically the west side of town) has very limited options when it comes to high-quality cell phone coverage. It depends where […]

  • David Martin Design Joins The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce

    David Martin Design Joins The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce

    We are pleased to announce that David Martin Design has become the newest member of The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce! This is a great occasion to celebrate as it will definitely help the community to have another verified member in the Bloomington Website Design category. Since 2004, David has designed websites with Bloomington business […]

  • New Internship Opportunity for IU O’Neill School Student, Kyle Buchanan

    New Internship Opportunity for IU O’Neill School Student, Kyle Buchanan

    We are happy to announce that IU O’Neill School Student Intern, Kyle Buchanan, has joined David Martin Design. Kyle is working closely with David Martin, owner of David Martin Design, on a variety of client projects & learning about website design, web hosting, content marketing, competitive research, & SEO (search engine optimization). Despite not specializing […]

  • Blogging for Business: What You Need to Know About WordPress and Content Management

    Blogging for Business: What You Need to Know About WordPress and Content Management

    Blogging is rapidly becoming an integral part of running an online business. While some business owners are quick to dismiss blogging as a waste of time and energy, the statistics are suggesting otherwise. As more and more websites start maintaining a blog, there’s an increased demand for a more blog-friendly content management system (CMS).  Although […]

  • 5 Informative (And Free!) Web Design Tools That Can Teach You More About Your Site

    5 Informative (And Free!) Web Design Tools That Can Teach You More About Your Site

    Above all, websites are vehicles designed to help you achieve larger goals. For example, a restaurant’s site might be created to increase awareness and encourage patrons to visit (or order takeout). An entrepreneur might rely on a website to inform potential clients about his or her services.  While a website is an ideal tool for […]

  • Instant SEO Boost: How Compressor.io Can Drastically Improve Your Site’s Exposure

    Instant SEO Boost: How Compressor.io Can Drastically Improve Your Site’s Exposure

    This search engine optimization tip goes way back to the early 90s –  back when I first started building websites. In the 90s, it was essential to build websites that were quick and optimized because people still had dial-up  internet connections. In order to build a fast loading website, you had to be very careful not […]

  • What’s Microsoft Clarity and How Can It Help Improve Your Website?

    What’s Microsoft Clarity and How Can It Help Improve Your Website?

    Picture this: You build an amazing site for your business and set it live. A few weeks pass by, and you eagerly check to see how many people visited your site. Despite receiving some decent traffic, you want to take immediate steps to improve these numbers but…you have no idea how to do it.  Many […]

  • Grammarly Is Like Orthodontics For Your Writing

    Grammarly Is Like Orthodontics For Your Writing

    Slowly, I believe that Grammarly is changing my writing behavior and improving my writing style. It provides great statistics and gives you information on what are the most often mistakes that you make. As I find myself writing more emails, web content, and social media posts, it’s important to me to make them grammatically correct. […]

  • A New WordPress Website for Artist & Musician Henry Leck

    A New WordPress Website for Artist & Musician Henry Leck

    David Martin Design has launched a new WordPress website for Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington member, Henry Leck at https://henryleck.com. It was a challenge at first to figure out how to best work together due to the Covid-19 pandemic and technology restrictions. We began with a Google Meet and it was great to meet online. […]