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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.

07/15/13

Style Guides: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Grid

Bam, I have created the perfect design. Every checkbox is in place, all the type is perfectly aligned. Oh wait, I resized the window and everything IS WRONG. One of the things I miss the most about print design is the certainty that an element will appear precisely where I...

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07/12/13

How We Handled the Problem of JS Date/Time Equality

We are using Konacha and Chai on a project and we needed to compare a bunch of time values in our specs. This post describes some of the pain we experienced testing JS Date/Time equality, and what we did about it. As a result of this work, we’ve released a...

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07/10/13

Announcing Web School Cincy!

The Windup… The number of “paid apprenticeship” schools has experienced a bit of a surge recently, especially in web development, and specifically those teaching Ruby on Rails. This phenomenon is due largely to the realignment in the work force from material workers to information workers. We’ve seen the demand for...

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07/08/13

Encouraging Gender Diversity: 3 Reasons Why QCMerge Attracts A Different Audience

In early May we helped put on QCMerge, a conference hosted downtown in Cincinnati. The conference is designed to bring together developers, designers, entrepreneurs, marketers, and anyone else who makes a living on the web. This is a fairly unique approach to tech conferences, and what we’ve found is that...

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07/03/13

Intermediate Ember Controller Concepts

This post was updated on 2/18/2014 to reflect changes in Ember and incorporate feedback from some of the comments. I’ve been finding issues in an Ember application I’m working on where the author (me) didn’t fully grasp Ember controllers. Here are a few controller concepts I’ve learned. Controller Concepts A...

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07/01/13

Chaminade Julienne Summer STEMM Camp

A Chance Encounter Through a connection at the Southwest Ohio Givecamp we were contacted by Meg Draeger, coordinator for Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School’s STEMM Summer Camp in nearby Dayton, OH. The program targets grades 7-9 and strives to provide campers with a sampling of science, technology, engineering, math and...

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