Mike Martens

Mike Martens is a writer and photographer who makes words happen for Media Temple’s UX and Creative teams. Over the past decade, he’s crafted copy across every medium for a laundry list of iconic brands. Meanwhile, his photographic pursuits have taken him from documenting The Moth storytellers to creating a $25,000 digital Holga camera.

Posts By Mike

Dec 4, 2020 Design + Creative
The Homer: What Designers Can Learn from a Simpsons Classic

One Simpsons episode perfectly encapsulates the conundrums of user-centric design like nothing else.

Mike Martens
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Dec 2, 2020 Web Hosting
How to Decide on Hosting for Conferences and Festivals

Web hosting for a conference or festival always has a challenge with peaks and valleys.

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Nov 24, 2020 Web Development + Tech
Headless CMS: What and Why

The much-hyped concept of a headless CMS promises new efficiencies and flexibility.

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Metajive's logo on a box floating over an abstract geometric background
Nov 19, 2020 Customer Spotlights
Metajive – Navigating the Change of 2020

One SoCal-based digital agency discusses the grace of being human – and having a surfers’ mentality – in facing the torrent of the world’s pandemic-changed year.

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Masked faces are stenciled onto a wall in a rainbow of colors
Nov 3, 2020 Design + Creative
Street Art Speaks in Crisis

Looking at a year of street art in one Los Angeles neighborhood, we're reminded that creative endeavors are a form of leadership.

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Oct 27, 2020 Web Development + Tech
Cybersecurity Awareness Roundup from Sucuri

Find out what steps security experts recommend for protecting online stores, managing passwords, and securing client sites.

Mike Martens
Illustration of an eye in colorful futuristic patterns
Oct 23, 2020 Design + Creative
Review – Adobe MAX Sneaks 2020

Adobe MAX Sneaks is an amazing and sometimes unsettling display of innovations by Adobe.

Mike Martens
Oct 5, 2020 Design + Creative
Rethinking Holiday Campaigns in a New Era

It’s prime time for prepping holiday campaigns, and it’s also one of the most uncertain times we’ve all ever been through.

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Illustration of shopping bags and tech icons
Sep 29, 2020 Web Development + Tech
How to Prepare Sites for 2020 Holiday Shopping

With the 2020 holiday shopping season barreling toward us, the pandemic could drive a growth spike beyond the increases we regularly see.

Mike Martens
Sep 24, 2020 Design + Creative
Upcoming Webinar: Rethinking Holiday Campaigns in a New Era

Join our panel as they explore the ways brands and agencies are approaching holiday campaigns for a season that promises to be anything but normal.

Mike Martens
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Sep 11, 2020 Design + Creative
Design Principles: What, Why, and How

Establishing brand-specific design principles can go a long way in creating consistent experiences.

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Sep 4, 2020 Web Development + Tech
Tips for Managing Multiple Client Websites Without Losing Your Mind

Multi-site management doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Here’s a checklist of steps you can take to make the process of managing client sites easier, often aided with a managed hosting service.

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Aug 26, 2020 Web Development + Tech
Agencies: How to Choose a Managed Hosting Partner

The best managed hosting provider is the one that matches up with your clients' needs.

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Aug 13, 2020 Web Development + Tech
Determining Your Ideal Server Size: Which Package is Right for Me

Selecting a hosting package that suits the scale of your projects – with the right power and scalability – is vital to keeping sites running quickly and consistently.

Mike Martens
Aug 5, 2020 Web Development + Tech
20 of the Best Tech Industry Publications

Stay up to date on news, analysis, and trends with these publications covering every facet of the tech industry.

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Agency Webinar
Jul 7, 2020 Media Temple Updates
Agency Panel Webinar Replay: The New Pitch Process

Join us to learn how business pitches have changed in response to COVID-19. What will it take to win your next piece of business?

Mike Martens