Building Multigenerational Homes for the Next Generation

"Family" (CC BY 2.0) by laurel marie photography This year, The Pew Research Center identified a growing trend in multigenerational living. This means that more and more families are returning to what was once considered an antiquated lifestyle where parents, grown children, and even grandchildren all live together under...

The Next Frontier in Web Design: Age Responsive Design?

Just like everything else in life, your age and phase of life has a big impact on how you use the internet. Think about it in the terms of your last family gathering: While the 5 year old on an iPad is looking for a...

Web Design 101: Make Your Users Anxious But Not Too Anxious

“Interstitial Anxiety” may sound like a term that belongs more in your Freshman Psych textbook than a blog post about web design. But, if you’re building your website, it’s something you’re probably already familiar with, even if you’ve never been able to put your finger...

What You Really Need to Know About Facebook’s Algorithm

Even if you’ve never heard of a Facebook algorithm before, if you’ve used the platform in the last few years, you’ve been affected by it. The easiest way to describe what the algorithms actually do is by breaking down a scenario we’ve all seen before...

How to Make Your Website Feel ‘Bespoke’

Here at Idea, we’re constantly on the lookout for what’s new and fresh in web design, which means we spend a lot of time looking at the design of new websites. But, in our most recent research, we’ve found that we’re coming across more and...

Rebuilding Your Website? 3 Things to Keep in Mind…

Whether you’re rebuilding your website in-house, or using an agency to get the job done (by the way, we know some people who can help you out, if you’re looking!) – chances are, you’re faced with a lot of options and decisions that can get...

Facebook Ads – What Works Best for Real Estate?

Every month, 1.65 billion users log into their Facebook accounts to scroll through their newsfeeds. These users have shared their lives with the platform, from the places they like to eat to where they work and their favorite sports teams. And, if you’re doing business...

3 Tips for Reaching Boomers on Social Media

Social media, once thought to be the land of Millennials and the occasional Gen-Xer, is now the domain of almost all generations, but most especially the Boomers. While they may be considered ‘late adopters’, adopt they have, and Boomers are doing social their own way....

Material Design: Teaching you to brand like Google?

For a few years, ‘flat’ has been the reigning buzzword in the design world. Clean, sharp lines with little shading or drop shadow paired with simple vectors and plenty of white space have provided a respite from the once popular ‘3D’ look of the early...

It’s Time to Tell a Story.

It’s a question that has haunted marketers for generations, and seems to have only been amplified in the oversaturated digital age – how do you get your consumer to stop and pay attention to what your post or tweet has to say? Even better, how...