Report: Online Engagement Has Deepened

| MCM staff

Consumers are spending the same amount online in 2009 as they did in 2008, according to Forrister’s annual report on consumer behavior. But the report shows consumers are much more engaged this year because of social networking activities.

Fundamentals of Facebook

| Lisa Wehr

When used properly, a Facebook page can be a very effective means for merchants to communicate with their audience on a unique and personal level. Here are some best practices.

The ways and means of widgets

| Dayna Bateman

What makes a good widget? Like the creations from the 1980s TV series hero MacGyver, the best widgets are compelling inventions strung together ingeniously

Making web widgets accessible

| MCM staff

To Provide Rich Interaction Within a Small Footprint, Web widgets are Frequently Driven By Ajax, the coding language that makes the advanced, highly responsive

What is a Widget?

| MCM staff

Single-Panel Brand Badges are the Most Straightforward Widgets from a Usability Perspective and are Frequently Copied and Pasted by Bloggers to Promote