Gaslight Blog

To build lasting impact with our clients, their end-users, and our community.

Sure, we love to geek out over technology and design. But it's all for a bigger purpose - boosting your business. Through development, design and business categories here on our blog - we break down our best practices, what to look for when it comes to software development, and how you can in fact, leverage technology.

06/06/19

Creating Simple Layout Templates with CSS Grid

There is so much to love about CSS Grid and the various methods it provides for defining a layout. Of course, with great power comes sloppy front end code. It...

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05/20/19

React Hooks at a Glance

In this post we are going to answer the question why you would want to use React hooks and go over a few of the ones built in. I will...

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05/06/19

Vertical Rhythm on the Web

Grids are a thing. They’ve been a thing. There’s nothing earth-shattering about designing on a grid. In fact, it’s so commonplace that there are, what feels like, an infinite number...

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04/22/19

Is Custom Software Worth the Investment?

So you want to know how much custom software costs? Here’s the thing … custom software is equally challenging, complex, and exciting. Like anything custom, it can be difficult to...

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04/15/19

Refactoring Patterns in Elixir: Replace Conditional with Pattern Matching

Part 1: Replace Conditionals with Pattern Matching Replace Complex Conditionals in Function Bodies with Pattern Matching in Function Heads Several of us developers at Gaslight have been meeting up on...

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04/01/19

So You’re Building an Application With No Designer? Here's 3 Ways to Know the Usability is Suffering

Not long ago, my fellow designer Haley wrote an excellent blog post, “Design happens whether or not you value it - ignoring it can ruin your project”. She laid out...

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