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.

03/24/15

How We Commute to Gaslight’s New Downtown Office (And How You Can, Too)

We’ve been in our new downtown office just over a month, and so far, we’re loving the new space and location. For many of us, it’s a relief not to make the long commute to Blue Ash every day by car. Instead, we’re biking, walking, busing and more. In fact,...

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03/17/15

Why We’re Ditching Unlimited Vacation. And What We’re Doing Instead

In 2013, we launched an unlimited vacation policy at Gaslight, and I’ll admit I wasn’t too excited about the idea at first. While I think most traditional paid time off (PTO) policies are terrible, I wasn’t completely sold on the idea of saying, “Hey, take all the time off you...

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03/06/15

5 Reasons You Need to Watch Real People Use Your App

Last week we jumped in a minivan for a software road trip with our client Knovation. Six of us drove from Cincinnati to Mooresville, North Carolina, to observe teachers and students at Mooresville Intermediate School using icurio—a web-based learning engagement tool we helped build over the past year or so....

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03/04/15

Learn Twice as Much at Sales Meetings With a Business Model Canvas

Recently, I went along on a sales call at a local market research firm. While my co-worker had talked to the company before, I knew next to nothing about the potential client or what kind of app they might want to build. So I grabbed a blank business model canvas...

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02/27/15

How to Design for Web Accessibility Standards

I’ve been hearing more about accessibility in web design over the past year. At MidwestUX 2014, I saw developer Greg Tarnoff talk about his life with a vestibular disorder, which causes dizziness and other symptoms that make it challenging for him to move through the world. He made a personal...

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02/20/15

Beyond Pivotal Tracker: Managing Software Projects With Trello

Two years ago, we wrote a popular blog post called “Why Not Pivotal Tracker?” It outlined some of our frustrations with Pivotal and mentioned that we hoped to replace this tool with some form of kanban. We’re often asked for an update on how we’re managing software projects now. The...

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