Website launch checklist: how to go live with confidence and fewer errors
Taking a website live requires careful planning that involves many team roles. While editorial and SEO usually get the spotlight, it’s critical to review accessibility, optimization, and security, too.
Running your Rails Test Suite with Dockerized Selenium on Gitlab CI
With just 3 drop in tweaks, it's possible to run Rails' System Tests on Gitlab CI, or other Docker based continuous integration services.
When do you need a design system?
Design systems offer a systematic approach to the development of digital products through tools and practices that include interface component modularization, user interface kits, front-end implementation patterns, style guides, and integrated documentation. But they aren’t always needed for every project.
How to write a great bug report
A great bug report can be as short as a tweet. When written well, it can be quickly addressed—and will earn you the love of your dev team.
Make mobile forms great again—turn off autocorrect!
Simple but ubiquitous WiFi login forms create frustrating usability issues for mobile users. Get it right, and your thoughtfulness and ease-of-use will extend to your brand, too.
Encryption is the new standard for websites
As of 2017, encryption is a baseline security requirement for all websites. Google, Apple, Microsoft and Mozilla’s browsers have nudged, and will now insist, on secure connections. Here’s how they’re moving the marketplace—and what to do for your organization.
See public art with this map for Override: A Billboard Project
OVERRIDE | A Billboard Project is a cutting edge citywide public art initiative, presented by EXPO CHICAGO and the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE). Displayed throughout Chicago’s City Digital Network (CDN), the citywide exhibition will run from August 28–September 17, 2017 to align with the sixth annual exposition.
Design patterns: one-click account creation via email
How can I easily invite a person I know, such as a client, partner, or customer, to create an account in my system?
Design patterns: trusted user account self-registration
How can I safely help people at organizations I trust, such as clients or business partners, to create user accounts in my system, if I don’t know who the person will be?
The Coding Dojo visits Neoteric Design
Around 20 developers-in-training visited Neoteric to learn about work life at a small software firm.
Prepare a website content migration strategy: six steps and three free tools for success
A great content migration strategy combines automated tools with an editor’s eye. Use the opportunity of a CMS re-platform or website redesign to inventory, assess, edit, and get a start on a customer-friendly site architecture.
Ruby Can Do That - Looking back at RubyConf 2016
A reflection on the where Ruby is headed after RubyConf 2016.
How to design effective mobile glance experiences
The user experience of a well-designed glance is fast, non-disruptive, and surprisingly emotive.
How to choose a content management system
All software today is built upon other people’s work. When assessing a CMS product, the key criterion is not whether it is open source, but rather the quality of its components.
Webinar: How to Plan your Next CMS Content Migration
If you’re facing a site redesign and migration soon, this webinar will provide immediately usable tools and workflows. If you’re thinking about a CMS re-platform and site redesign in the future, you’ll gain valuable insight into the newest trends in content management.