Lake Yacks

Where we get to write about whatever is on our minds.


The Word For Today: Innovate "Because, you know, resilience - if you think of it in terms of the Gold Rush, then you'd be pretty depressed right now because the last nugget of gold would be gone. But the good thing is, with innovation, there isn't a last...

Relocating To Lake Of The Ozarks (Updated)

In September of 2016, my wife and I visited the Lake Of The Ozarks. We spent a weekend here as part of the Mid-West Corvette club’s participation in the Veteran’s Parade. We had a great time and loved the support the community showed our veterans.

On our drive back home to Port Byron we started talking about moving to the lake. It was kind of half-hearted at first but the more we talked, the more serious the possibility became that we actually could move here.

Anyone Else Ready For Spring?

I'm going out on a limb here and going with the assumption that EVERYONE is ready for Spring.

Introducing WebRidez Across America

Lake Ozark Web Design is happy to be involved in a new website called WebRidez. This website is an online directory for Car Shows, Cruises, Parades, Races, Swap Meets and more. Find all kinds of events all across the country by clicking on the WebRidez map,


Lake Ozark Web Design’s Word of Today – Opportunity. The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. Sometimes opportunity comes our way disguised as a problem. Recognizing the opportunity is key to being able to take advantage of it and prospering from it.


The Word For Today: Success The road to success is always under construction. - Arnold Palmer - Professional Golfer

Veterans Day

Thank you Veterans for your service and sacrifice. We salute you!


The Word For Today: Courage Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice....


The Word For Today: Imagination The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination. - Albert Einstein - Physicist 


The Word For Today: Persistence Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is...


November at the Lake It's November and things have definitely calmed down here at beautiful Lake Of The Ozarks. The crowds have thinned but the scenery is just as gorgeous as ever. This is the perfect time of year for getting out and exploring this great area. The...

Autumn Leaves

Enjoy The Spectacular Autumn Leaves Autumn Leaves at the Lake! The Lake Of The Ozarks is surrounded by a wide variety of trees that make for some spectacular fall colors. Combine that with some great winding two-lane roads and there are lots of great spots...

Business Review – Lake Collision Repair

Lake Collision Repair After a minor parking lot mishap, we found ourselves in need of a body shop. So we asked around for recommendations and the overwhelming response was Lake Collision Repair in Osage Beach, Missouri. People said, "Go see Barbara at Lake...

VIP Access

VIP Access From Lake Ozark Web Design Want VIP access to our special offers and information on events? Easy! Sign up for Lake Ozark Web Design VIP access. We’re creating a VIP list and we need your help. Our VIP members will get access to our special...

What We’ve Been Working On

We just finished a new website for 5 & 15 Apartments in Moline, Illinois. 5 & 15 Apartments are located in a historic 9 story building in the heart of downtown Moline.

Lake Yacks

Spam Tips

We’ve got some tips for you to help deal with email SPAM. Take a look at our Rules Of The Online Road.

Lake Yacks

Lake BikeFest 2017

Lake #Bikefest has begun and it’s time to say Welcome To The Lake to all of the #motorcycle enthusiasts who are visiting Lake Of The Ozarks for Bikefest!

Lake Yacks

Exciting News From Apple

Have you seen the new products just announced by Apple? Looks like it’s going to be a hot Christmas season for technology! Check it out here.

Lake Yacks

Vettes On The River Website

Vettes On The River Website How Lake Ozark Web Design Helped Streamline The Registration Process We recently attended Vettes On The River (VOTR) in Le Claire, Iowa. This is an all Corvette car show that donates 100% of the proceeds from registration and...

Labor Day Weekend – One Of The Big Six

Labor Day - one of the great American holidays. Labor Day is one of those holidays that everyone agrees on. Not like some holidays where; yes it's a holiday but only banks are closed. This is one of the "Big Six" holidays, New Years Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor...

Next Stop – Vettes On The River

Today we are heading to Vettes On The River in Le Claire, Iowa. VOTR is an all-Corvette car show that raises money for Vietnam Veterans and is hosted by the Mid-West Corvette Club. There are currently 446 Corvettes registered and usually another 75 to 100 Corvettes just show up on the morning of the show. 

Calling All Contractors

Calling all #contractors! You wouldn't tackle a project without having the right tools to do the job. Having a great website is just as important to your business. But it's not enough just to have a website. Oh sure, just about any website can get your...

Don’t Miss Our Contractor Website Special

Labor Day is a great time to take advantage of our special offer! Don't miss out on our Contractor Website Special. It's the perfect opportunity to get a great new responsive website for your business and save 20%. Responsive web design - all-inclusive package....

Hot Summer Nights #4

Overcast skies most of the day gave way to sunshine for Friday's Hot Summer Nights on the Bagnell Dam Strip. What a great night! We got there early (shortly after 4:00pm and parking spots were already filling up!) and parked; then headed to Tucker's...

Contractor Website Special

Get a Great Website • Save Some Cash! Whether you're a general or a sub, build things, pour concrete, create landscapes, run electrical circuits, install plumbing, HVAC, hammer, dig or paint - we salute you!   For all you do in building these Ozarks, enjoy 20% off of...

Main Street Music Hall

Shout out to Main Street Music Hall and the cast and crew. We had out of town guests for the weekend and decided to take in the show at the Main Street Music Hall on a rainy Saturday night. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed the Reeling In The Years performance....

Time Is Money – Don’t Waste Either

Time Is Money. How many times have you heard that saying? If you're a business owner you know how important time is. Time is the one commodity you can't replenish. Once it's gone - it's gone for good. There has been much written about methods to save time. Saving time...

Digital Dust

What Is Digital Dust? One day you come to the conclusion that maybe it’s time to clean up a little bit. Sometimes we get a little too much clutter and just need to say “whoa” and do some cleanup. When this conclusion involves your website, we call that “Digital Dust”....

Happy Independence Day

Happy Independence Day! Please be safe on our roads and on the water and remember those who serve this nation to keep us free!

Keys To A Great Website

Not All Websites Are Created Equal Let's face it - not all websites are great ones. Even websites that appear to be great to the user might have some behind-the-scenes flaws that prevent it from achieving the ranks of greatness. In this post we'll take a look at 5...

Hot Summer Nights – Another Great Event

Friday night, June 9, 2017 - Bagnell Dam Strip - Lake Ozark, MO Hats off to the organizers of Hot Summer Nights for another fantastic event. Perfect weather and lots of gorgeous cars, trucks and bikes. It just doesn't get any better than that. The Strip was alive with...

Getting Ready For Lake Race 2017

We are getting ready to experience our first Lake Race and we're getting amped up for the event to unfold. We have friends from out of town visiting for the weekend and it will be their first Lake Race as well. It's fun and exciting to see the amount of community...

Memorial Day – Honoring Those Who Gave All

Originally referred to as "Decoration Day", Memorial Day is a Federal Holiday set aside for remembering, honoring, and paying tribute to those men and women who died in service to our country. It's a tradition that dates back to the Civil War era. It also marks the...

Paradise Parasail

Paradise Parasail is flying once again on Lake Of The Ozarks and it's a sure sign that Spring has Sprung and the season is here for fun in the sun. Lots of activities, lots of tourists, and lots of opportunities to say, "Welcome To The Lake!" Find out more...

What’s Next In Computing?

This article by Chris Dixon from February 21, 2016 looks at what's on the horizon for computers and technology. The Internet of Things, Auto-Driving Cars, Artificial Intelligence are discussed with some predictions on the future. Interesting reading for anyone...

Technology – What We Put Up With

I was talking to a client today who was trying to email a file for review. They were having trouble attaching the file to the email. So we engaged in a short phone conversation, resolved the issue, and then they were able to send the file. Our conversation really got...

Lake Ozark Web Design Is A Lake Race Sponsor

Lake Ozark Web Design is proud to be a Lake Race Sponsor. This is our first year for the Lake Race and we can't wait to see what everyone has been talking about. Great local events like the Lake Race are wonderful opportunities for local businesses to get involved and...

Responsive Website Design

RESPONSIVE WEBSITE DESIGN Originally published on Team 218 Web Design WHAT IT IS AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT Responsive Website Design has changed the way websites work. Just a few short years ago, most websites were pretty simple and the only way to read a web page was to...

Lake Race Fundraiser

We were happy to be aboard the Celebration this past Wednesday representing Lake Ozark Web Design for the Lake Race Benefactors Cruise.  The weather was perfect and the mood festive! JJ’s at the Copper Pot provided all of the food and even the wait staff donated their...

Happy Easter

Lake Ozark Web Design would like to take a minute to wish everyone a safe and happy Easter. If you plan on spending some time on the water this holiday weekend, please be safe and watch out for others.

Shawnee Bluff Winery for my Get my Getaway!

The lake has offered us a plethora of sensory sensations to take in... but OH MY!  Sweet, Savory, Robust, Melodic, Colorful, Insightful, Majestic, Resourceful, Relaxing. Need I go on?  Thank you Shawnee Bluff Winery for your investment in carving out a space for us...

St Patrick’s Day

We stopped by the Kilt & Clover for some corned beef and cabbage in honor of St Patrick's day. It was right around 5:00 PM and the place was absolutely packed. We only waited for about 20 minutes to be seated. The service was great and the corned beef and cabbage...