Posts About Web Technologies

Exporting Web Images · Part I: Image Formats

by Lanny Heidbreder

One of the greatest sins of modern web development is the assumption that everyone has fast download speeds in every context, on every device, and so thinking that worrying about a page’s total download size (“page weight”) is a waste of time.

Serving Up a New LeesFamousRecipe.com

by Lindsey Ingram

With a 50-year anniversary on the horizon and posting 25 consecutive positive quarters for same store sales, Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken shows no signs of slowing down. As Lees’ agency of record for six years, Stone Ward has no plans of slowing down, either.

The Case For SEO

by Emily Reeves

Websites compete for attention and placement in the search engines and those with the knowledge and experience to improve their websites’ rankings will receive the benefits of increased traffic and visibility.

Digital Playbook: Drupal

by Chris Earls

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We’re starting a new series on the blog called Digital Playbook. This series will highlight tools and methods we use for our digital projects. We’ll be covering topics about development, content marketing, social and more.

Why and How: Teaching Your Kids to Code this Summer

by Emily Reeves

Coding is the backbone of all computer programming, software, mobile apps and websites. It serves as the language that translates commands into technology taking action - whether it’s printing a document from a computer or making a character fly in a game on a tablet.

Easily Update Your Website with a Content Management System

by Lanny Heidbreder and Lindsey Ingram

More and more, we find the clients for which we design websites want as much control as possible after launch. Enter the “CMS” or content management system. There are a number of systems that can be used, each with their advantages and disadvantages. In most cases, Stone Ward prefers to use the Drupal platform, because:

Building Your Perfect Bracket

by Alex Chalupka

I was thrilled when my boss here at Stone Ward asked me to write a blog post on March Madness and get an early start on our contribution to the $1.7 billion in lost productivity created by the NC

SXSW 2015: The Rise of the GIF, the Strategy of BuzzFeed

by Kyle Floyd

Before giving you a recap of two of the sessions I attended today, I wanted everyone to see the real SXSW experience: standing  in line. See anyone you know?

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SXSW 2015: Prototyping the User Experience

by Emily Reeves

Packed house for the "UX Prototyping Tools" session at SXSW. Packed house for the “UX Prototyping Tools” session at SXSW.

HTML 5 Minesweeper in an Hour

by Paul Suda

We heard that some development shops have an interview exam where they ask interviewees to create a Minesweeper clone in an hour, or maybe it was two hours, we’re not totally sure. After talking about it a bit with the team, debating whether it was easy or hard, whether it could be done or not, I decided to try.

Building a Spotify Playlist Can Make Your Brand Rock

by Kyle Floyd

Music makes our lives so much richer, doesn’t it? Such a powerful art form, music is inseparable from our social fabric, and has been from the beginning of human existence. We use it to enjoy life. To create a mood or alter one. To woo or to break-up. To persuade or to protest.

A Review of Node.js Content Management Systems

by Paul Suda

The big question: is there a Node.js based CMS with capabilities similar to Drupal’s custom content types and views, which we could fit into our agency workflow.

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Year-end Web Tech Roundup

by Paul Suda

This is the season to think about shopping, Christmas, and looking back at the year that’s almost over. Here are a few links that connect all of those things and web work. Check it out!

What Went Wrong With Healthcare.gov?

by Paul Suda

It’s not easy to tell at this point where things went wrong. Partisan interests try to spin this to their political goals. Government contractors try to pass the blame. Media pundits don’t understand technology. I’ll try to sort it all out here, and present a few lessons we can learn that apply to all web development.

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