5 Common Mistakes When Translating Websites

5 Common Mistakes When Translating Websites

By Jessica Gleason November 14, 2018

We were recently working on a project in which we had generated product specifications that were meant to be printed out by site visitors. Our plan was to nicely lay this information out to fit on a standard sheet of paper.

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Thinking Inside the Box with Nintendo Labo and Google Cardboard

Thinking Inside the Box with Nintendo Labo and Google Cardboard

By Jessica Gleason July 24, 2018

Nintendo Labo & Google Cardboard: Imagination Station Cardboard boxes can be a lot of fun for kids. With a little imagination and maybe some crayons and stickers, cardboard can become houses or spaceships or submarines. It may seem like technology is moving us away from finding joy in cardboard…

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How to Accurately Estimate a Web Development Project

How to Accurately Estimate a Web Development Project

By Jessica Gleason August 23, 2017

As a junior developer, getting promoted was exciting for a lot of reasons. It meant I had proven I could take on responsibility without always leaning on more senior developers to guide and supervise me. But it also meant I was being trusted to answer what was quickly becoming one of my least…

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5 Steps For Creating Effective User Tutorials

5 Steps For Creating Effective User Tutorials

By Jessica Gleason August 02, 2017

Tutorials are a common feature of sophisticated interfaces in websites and apps. They can point out useful features and walk users through complex workflows and interactions so that they can accomplish tasks quickly and without frustration. If your tutorial is not designed well, however, it can…

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Your Web Browser and You

Your Web Browser and You

By Jessica Gleason April 26, 2017

What web browser are you using right now? Google Chrome? Mozilla Firefox? Microsoft Edge? When you navigated to this web page, your browser retrieved the code for the page. It then interpreted the directions in that code and drew up this page for you to read. Thanks, browser!

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Web Development: It Takes a Village

Web Development: It Takes a Village

By Jessica Gleason October 21, 2016

Did you know the World Wide Web turns 27 years old in 2016? In less than three decades it went from an idea in the mind of a British computer scientist to an integral part of our lives. The Web is young and is still growing and changing with each passing year. How we build websites is evolving too.…

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How To Keep Up With Web Development Trends (Or, How I Got Tickets To Hamilton)

How To Keep Up With Web Development Trends (Or, How I Got Tickets To Hamilton)

By Jessica Gleason June 22, 2016

You might’ve heard of Hamilton. It’s the biggest thing on Broadway right now. When the rumored date of lead actor Lin-Manuel Miranda’s final performance hit the news, the resale value of tickets for that day soared to nearly $10,000. I saw Hamilton back in December, and while standing in line to…

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Getting Started With Web Accessibility

Getting Started With Web Accessibility

By Jessica Gleason May 11, 2016

What if you had to try and get information you needed from a website without seeing its images? If you couldn't hear the audio on its videos? If you couldn't distinguish between the colors used in its diagrams? Maybe you don’t have to imagine because you yourself have a disability or other…

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