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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.

07/09/12

Adding a Share by Email Button to Your Tumblr Posts

Apparently email is still a valid way of sharing things. It may still be the best way of sharing something with one person. Every social media app has an api for “share” buttons, but there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot of code out there to steal in the...

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07/02/12

The Web is a Hypermedia API

If you’re struggling to wrap your head around Hypermedia APIs, the first thing you need to understand is that you actively use one every day. Unless you were just handed a printout of this article, you are using one right now. The Twilight Zone Imagine that you live in an...

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06/22/12

What I've Learned from Third-Party JavaScript

UPDATE 7/31/2012: As mentioned below, I spent some time at BackboneConf talking with Alex Sexton about third-party javascript. He had been one of the early technical reviewers for Third-Party Javascript by Ben Vinegar and Anton Kovalyov. Alex had nothing but good stuff to say about this book. I’ve only read...

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06/13/12

How to get your start as an Entrepreneur

We recently witnessed an email conversation between a local student entrepreneur, Paul Baechtold, and Gaslight’s very own Lean Startup authority, Bill Barnett. The content speaks for itself and requires little introduction. We thought the conversation sparked by Paul, and the advice that follows, was both valuable and universal. If you...

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06/06/12

Backbone.js Views Done the Right Way

As soon as you build an interesting application in backbone, one of the challenges you are likely to encounter is wanting to have composite views, or views that are contained within a larger view. I’ve solved this problem several ways in different projects and I thought it would be fun...

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06/01/12

How I Learned to Love Cincinnati

How I Learned to Love Cincinnati or, QCMerge: A Love Story For four months, I was lucky enough to be an insider to the planning and execution of the Queen City Merge Conference, taking place just a few short weeks ago in downtown Cincinnati. This was the maiden voyage of...

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