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About Tim Frick
Tim is the author of media and marketing books that are used for professional development and by higher learning institutions in the U.S. and Europe, including Johns Hopkins University, the Art Institutes, and Full Sail University, among others. He is an avid environmentalist, a cyclist, and owner of Mightybytes, a triple bottom line-friendly B Corp in Chicago that creates rich user experiences to tell client stories, brand their products, and meet business, technology, and marketing needs.
Tim regularly presents at conferences and gives workshops and seminars on various aspects of marketing, digital media, social responsibility, and entrepreneurship. He is also on the board of directors of Climate Ride, a national bike ride for sustainable solutions.
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Pixels use electricity, and a lot of it. If the Internet were a country, it would be the sixth largest in terms of electricity use. That’s because today’s average web page has surpassed two megabytes in size, leading to slow load times, frustrated users, and a lot of wasted energy. With this practical guide, your web design team will learn how to apply sustainability principles for creating speedy, user-friendly, and energy-efficient digital products and services.
Author Tim Frick introduces a web design framework that focuses on four key areas where these principles can make a difference: content strategy, performance optimization, design and user experience, and green hosting. You’ll discover how to provide users with a streamlined experience, while reducing the environmental impact of your products and services.
- Learn why 90% of the data that ever existed was created in the last year
- Use sustainability principles to innovate, reduce waste, and function more efficiently
- Explore green hosting, sustainable business practices, and lean/agile workflows
- Put the right things in front of users at precisely the moment they need them—and nothing more
- Increase site search engine visibility, streamline user experience, and make streaming video more efficient
- Use Action Items to explore concepts outlined in each chapter
In the world of web design, if one wants to create a successful web site, one needs an effective content strategy. Return on Engagement shows web designers and developers how to implement an effective content strategy and how to stay ahead in the rapidly changing industry of web design. It presents best practices in terms of web design through a marketing function: content strategy, SEO, social media marketing, and success measurement to help web designers implement a strategy that ensures success for the site they are building. Return on Engagement shows web designers and developers how to not just design an aesthetically pleasing, functional website. This book shows those professionals how to implement marketing strategies and analysis into their website, thus ensuring its success.
Nearly 3 years since the previous edition published, new best practices have been formed. Tools in which web developers use to analyze website metrics have advanced. New social media networks and communities have cropped up. New research in how audiences read and receive content has been done, subsequently refining best digital marketing practices.
Return on Engagement features a step-by-step breakdown of how to use new tools, techniques, and technologies. The new edition also includes updated case studies of industry leaders who implement best practices on projects. Return on Engagement also features a regularly updated companion site that offers readers sample content, easy sharing tools, and web-based resources to help measure marketing viability of web properties.