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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.