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.

02/27/14

Home Sweet Office

As the world moves beyond production line assembly work to knowledge and creativity based businesses, the requirements of our work environments change. Thanks to corporate giants like Google and Facebook that have demonstrated tremendous success despite their unconventional workplaces, more people are embracing the idea that a creative work environment...

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02/27/14

Gaslight Podcast: Teaching Ruby on Rails

Your browser does not support the audio element. In this episode I sit down with Kevin and Michael to talk about why developers are treated like children, teaching Ruby on Rails, and obsessive problem solving. Subscribe with RSS Subscribe with iTunes

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02/25/14

Why I Became A Developer (After Studying Design)

Four years ago I began my journey to become a Graphic Designer. DAAP had just merged the Graphic and Digital design majors into one super-major, titled “Graphics Communication Design”, and I would be a member of the first graduating class to bear that title. I thought this would be a...

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02/20/14

Jim Weirich

Jim Weirich was a dear friend of Gaslight. He inspired us to give back to our community and build up others. He was a masterful programmer, but he was a better person. We will sorely miss him.

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02/20/14

Roll Your Own HTML5 Web Components with Vanilla JS

I did a talk at CodeMash I entitled “The past, present, and future of web components”. This article is about the future. The W3C web components specs are the bright and shiny future of web development. The code example I’ll be presenting is so (currently) impractical that you can’t even...

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02/18/14

3 Ways Your Web App is Different than Your Website

Web applications and websites are both accessible via your browser, both work on your desktop and phone, and both have the word “web” in them. When you dig beyond that, these things share little in common. Web applications and your company websites have different purposes, build-out, and maintenance. It’s important...

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