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.

02/25/16

Adventures in Teaching a Ruby on Rails Programming Class

To help get our local chapter of Women Who Code off the ground, I have been volunteering to help with classes. As the only developer working with Rails on a day-to-day basis, it seemed like a great idea for me to lead a Ruby on Rails class. Now, I haven’t...

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02/16/16

Wrapping jQuery with React

Are you interested in migrating your existing jQuery project to React? Maybe you’re just interested in using a jQuery plugin in your project and there’s no React component that handles your needs. Using a lot jQuery plugins in your React project is not something that I would encourage, but in...

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02/09/16

How to Start Developing Mobile Apps With AngularJS and Ionic Framework

We’ve been developing mobile applications at Gaslight for years. As is to be expected, our methods have matured in pace with advancements within the domain. We’ve been fans of Cordova for some time. Bus Detective’s mobile app is one example but it’s essentially just a Cordova wrapper of BusDetective.com. Recently...

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02/04/16

3 Things All Great Creative Directors Do

Last month Gaslight hosted one of AIGA Cincinnati’s WomanUp events featuring a panel of five local female creative directors. It was part of a leadership initiative the chapter started last year to address the fact that only 3 percent of all creative directors are women. The room was packed with...

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02/02/16

Creating a Unified Brand Icon Style for Gaslight

A few months ago, I was tasked with redesigning all of the iconography that is used on our website. At the time, this seemed like a big chunk of work to accomplish all at once. Especially since we like to work iteratively here at Gaslight, and we’re usually focused on...

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01/28/16

5 Things I Learned at CodeMash

I attended CodeMash this year and had a great time meeting new people and expanding my brain. Here are five very different things I learned. Particle Photon and the Internet of Things On the first day, I attended a pre-conference half day session in a special area called the Microsoft...

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