Spring is now in full swing at DesignHammer. We continue to work hard solving client problems, though are also happy to get out of the office and meet clients, vendors, and prospects at conferences around the country. We have been making submissions to awards, and hope to have some good news in upcoming issues. We even survived one of our local teams winning the NCAA Final Four.
We have a lot of interesting articles to share this week with you. We have an easy to use tutorial on how to use Vue.js 2 + Firebase, and how to improve your site's performance moving beyond Google's PageSpeed Insights. We also address the dreaded change management and how to fix it, and wrap up with a recently slowed down global cyber attack.
This week we are covering a wide range of topics, including Tinder's Smart Photos, explaining what a browser engine is, online marketing mistakes and how to avoid them, and 3 different tools to create a project manager calendar.
Thanks for checking out the March 2017 DesignHammer Updates! We have a bunch of news, tools, and tips to share. Spring is in the air and projects are moving along. This month, David and I attended two great conferences: HighFive 2017 (URL) and NTC 2017 (URL). We had a great time connecting with the participants. As always, I hope you enjoy the contributions from the DesignHammer team. If you have a few extra minutes, help us out! Please complete the survey linked at the end to help us evolve into an even more engaging format.
DesignHammer is headed back to Washington DC this week for NTEN's 2017 Nonprofit Technology Conference, the nonprofit sector’s signature technology event, assembling over 2,000 nonprofit professionals from around the world.
Welcome back to DesignHammer Updates! We are excited to continue to share news, tools, and tips. The year is off to a great start with new projects going and with the start of the 2017 conference season. I hope you enjoy the contributions from the DesignHammer team; if you do, please complete the survey linked at the end to help us evolve into an even more engaging format.
Part of the job for Business development is getting out the office. To this end we have been attending, sponsoring, and presenting at conferences in the southeast since 2010 from Drupal GovCon in Maryland to Drupalcamp Atalnta in Georgia. A new one for us, Stephen Pashby and I are representing DesignHammer at php[world] 2016 at the Sheraton Premiere at Tyson’s Corner in the Washington, D.C. area this week.
For the fifteenth year in a row, DesignHammer has made the Triangle Business Journal’s lists of top Graphic Design and Internet Marketing and Design Firms in the Triangle. DesignHammer was listed as the #18 IMDB Firm and #7 Graphic Design Firm for 2016, based on the number of employees.
The list ranks local businesses on the number of employees working in the Triangle area dedicated to IMDB or Graphic Design. DesignHammer has 6 of 9 employees involved in Graphic Design, and 9 of 9 involved in Internet Marketing and Design.
Websites are often likened to field of architecture, whether in describing content organization (i.e. site architecture) or the act of “building a website” akin to that of a structure. Two of America’s greatest architects, Louis Henry Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright, opined on the concepts of form and functions. Inquire with either of these masters and they would undoubtedly say you need to understand the purpose, function, and intended audience before you can focus on appearance. So why is this not the norm in website design and development projects?