Learn at Northwoods

Join us at our free website development and website design workshops held several times each month at Northwoods Software. We cover useful, relevant and current web topics.  Our free workshops have been attended by thousands in the Milwaukee area, businesses across Wisconsin, and throughout the Midwest.

  Emerging Trends in Website Design

Join us for this free workshop!


  Pat Bieser

President & Founder
Northwoods Software

Join us to analyze and discuss the latest trends in website design and usability.

Flat design, infinite scrolling and more new trends join the list for 2015. We've compiled the top 20 trends and analyzed them with our team of usability experts. We'll show you which of the newest trends drive conversions and what to consider for your organization.


  • 15 trends that turn clicks into conversions
  • 5 trends to avoid
  • When to redesign
  • Why simple is better
  • Social media and your web strategy
  • What works for your industry

Who should attend

  • Business owners, directors, managers
  • Marketing directors and marketing teams
  • Organizations considering website updates or a redesign



Date & Location

Thursday, August 6
1572 E Capitol Drive
Shorewood, WI  53211


8:15 - 8:30 am
    › Check In / Coffee Selection
8:30 - 10: 30 am
    › Session Presentation / Q&A

Coming Soon:  The Return of the Microsite

Join us for this free workshop!


Jim Brophy


Microsites are independent websites that function as an offshoot of a parent site. Typically, a microsite is focused on a single product, service or advertising campaign. Microsites offer an opportunity for advanced SEO strategies, branding opportunities and increased leads and sales. In this workshop we'll discuss the principles and benefits of this powerful tool.

You'll learn:

  • How a microsite can benefit your organization
  • Steps to building an effective microsite
  • Key characteristics of a microsite
  • Budget and resource considerations
  • and much more

Who should attend:

  • Business owners, directors and managers
  • Marketing directors & marketing teams
  • Anyone interested in learning how microsites can help leverage your website investment



Date & Location

Tuesday, August 11
1572 E Capitol Drive
Shorewood, WI  53211


11:30am - 12:00pm
    › Check-in and lunch selection

12:00 - 1:00pm
    › Session Presentation, Q&A


Finding Northwoods

Northwoods - specializing in web design and software - is located just west of Shorewood High School, on East Capitol Drive in Shorewood, WI. 

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About Northwoods Software and Web Design

Northwoods presents workshops free of sales pitches. You want to learn.  We want to earn your business. The best way to accomplish both is to offer useful information you will value. 

Like what we teach? Then call and ask us to introduce our products and services.

Still not sure? Ask any of the 3,000 people who have attended one of our workshops in the past five years.

Northwoods Software and Web Design is the developer of Titan Content Management System (CMS) which offers powerful, yet user friendly, web authoring and editing for non-technical users. Our Titan CMS blends high functionality with superior usability and ease-of-use.

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Emerging Trends in Website Design

Fast-paced tour of 2015 website design trends. August 6

Return of the Microsite

Leverage your website investment by building microsites to help promote and market specific products and services. We will demonstrate the opportunities for search engine marketing and measuring the effectiveness of online and offline promotional efforts. August 11

Planning Your Website Redesign

Our strategy team will engage seminar attendees to discuss existing strategies, examine current web sites and provide high-level answers to common web site related questions. August 13

Successful Online Product Catalogs for Manufacturers & Distributors

Join us at this free learning event and find out how to maximize your online potential. August 20

Google Analytics – An Introduction

Google Analytics (GA) is a powerful website tracking tool that helps measure your online marketing and website effectiveness. September 15

Writing for the Web

Common sense approach to creating a usable and content rich website. Sept. 17

Responsive Web Design Strategies

Responsive design is the best way to ensure your website looks good on any screen size - smartphone to desktop. This fast-paced workshop covers key strategies for successful responsive design projects. Sept. 22

SEO in 2015 and Beyond

SEO in 2015 is about more than keywords and page titles. Learn how to develop a modern, comprehensive SEO strategy for your website and implement tactics. Sept. 24

Kick Starting Your Content Marketing Strategy

Learn how to integrate content, SEO, and social media to develop a complete content marketing strategy. Oct. 8

Titan CMS Overview

Titan CMS is a full featured yet flexible and intuitive content management system. We will show you how Titan CMS can help you. October 13

Social Media - Doing It Right

Learn how to focus your time and resources on the media choices that will support your business goals at this learn workshop. October 15

Intranet Best Practices: Strategy & Design

Learn how to improve productivity, cut costs, and implement the features employees and partners need. November 19


"Just a quick note of thanks for helping me increase my downloads by 25%!  I made changes to my landing page based on what I learned at your recent  workshop and my downloads improved from 7,000 a month to over 8,700 a month in less than 30 days.  Thanks!"

Charles Rathmann

B.Sc. l Marketing Communications Analyst l Marketing

"I’ve been extremely pleased with our selection of Northwoods to provide the software development and maintenance for our website!
We continue to get rave reviews about the website and numerous hits as well.  Entrepreneurs are using the site for assistance in growing their business."  

Daniel J. Steininger
BizStarts Milwaukee Board Member



Questions about a Learn @ Lunch or Workshop? Send an email or give us a call at 414.914.9115

Northwoods Software
1572 E Capitol Drive
Shorewood, WI 53211


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NORTHWOODS SOFTWARE provides web design and development, custom software development and the Titan CMS content management tool to companies in Milwaukee, the Midwest and nationwide. Visit the Northwoods corporate site or call Rick Fessenbecker at 414.914.9102 for more information. © 2014 Northwoods Software Development, Inc.