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In Uncharted Territory: Merging Speed and Sustainability
Combining code, caffeine, and continuous integration to create killer charts About a month ago, a few of us banded together to create a new library. We started working on it during a remote (thanks, pandemic!) hackathon weekend as part of Spawnfest. Our goal was simple: to create an Elixir charting...
How a User Journey Map might keep you from losing your next customer
User Journey Maps (UJM) have grown in adoption as a discovery tool for software design and development teams over the last several years. They are often used to complement the functional requirements that are written to describe a software project. A critical distinction of the UJM is that it includes...
Adobe XD: Pro & Cons
What is it? XD is another Adobe tool, yep that’s right! But this time made specifically for user experience design. It has some similarities to Illustrator, but with a prototype tab to connect everything and make your interfaces interactive. Why do we use it? You’re probably thinking, why? Well! Adobe...
A More Flexible Vertical Grid
You may have read my previous article about vertical rhythm on the web. The article you’re reading now is a follow-up to that. Enjoy! Designing on a grid is not a new concept to front-end designers but, how we do it has certainly evolved. When the concept first came about,...
Starting a software development project on the right foot
Building software is hard, there is no silver bullet that makes it easy. But hiring an outside partner makes it simpler, right? Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Working with an agency can oftentimes fail to meet expectations. You commit to a long term project and they start writing code...
How to add autoprefixer to an Elixir Project (with webpack)
As a whole, we’re really beginning to see Phoenix and Elixir gain some serious traction in the market. An increasing number of our projects are utilizing all that it has to offer—it’s really cool to see new technologies begin to take hold and stand on their own, and to be...