Elexicon is a web design and development agency founded in 1999 and based in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
We make the complex simple and the commonplace awesome.

our work

about us

Deconstruct our DNA — our principles, process, and people — and discover what makes us who we are.

Elexicon Principles
principles & culture
Elexicon Services
process & services
Elexicon People

our blog: definitions

The nature, scope and meaning of our work.


On Google and MetaFilter

Posted by: Matt Saler
Last month, Matt Haughey of MetaFilter published a depressing piece on Medium about the status of one of the true stalwarts of the internet: his site is falling out of Google search results despite producing quality content and doing everything right while building one of the most respected communities on the web. Read more

Preventing spam without captcha

Posted by: Tyler Bailey
Spam emails are extremely annoying. Unfortunately, spambots are getting smarter and smarter every day. People have developed some pretty clever methods to prevent spam, but the most popular are also an inconvenience to your users. We recently took a look at our spam-fighting methods and at getting away from Captcha. Read more
NPR's Alix Spiegel recently reviewed the research of Elizabeth Margulis, Director of the Music Cognition Lab at the University of Arkansas. Margulis took the rather free-form and non-repetitive music of Luciano Berio, a 20th century composer, and chopped it up. Her work uncovered some interesting implications for repetition and familiarity in design. Read more

our place

On your way to grab an IPA at Founders Brewing or catch a game at Van Andel Arena? Stop by — we're just a block away.

Back to Top