Using Technical Debt to Your Advantage

Using Technical Debt to Your Advantage

By Ascedia May 30, 2018

Technical debt is like development work we owe to a project. It’s the development equivalent of using a book to prop up a table with a missing foot, or putting a bucket under the leak in the ceiling, or buying cheap sunglasses even when we know they won’t last as long as the more expensive ones.…

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5 Tips To Ensure Your Website Is GDPR Compliant

5 Tips To Ensure Your Website Is GDPR Compliant

By Chad Donnick April 16, 2018

Time is running out - the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline less than 2 months away, it is important for organizations to have a plan in place for compliancy with the new privacy regulation.

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Technology Progresses... To Progressive Web Applications

Technology Progresses... To Progressive Web Applications

By Chad Donnick March 14, 2018

Technology: we all know how fast it changes. It can be hard to keep up with the latest and greatest tech. Remember when anyone who was anyone had a Blackberry? How about other "cutting-edge" technology like the original iMac G3 or iPod? It’s even tough to keep up with the near-yearly releases of…

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Make Your Site or Mobile App Smarter With Machine Learning APIs

Make Your Site or Mobile App Smarter With Machine Learning APIs

By Emily Hughes November 08, 2017

I had the opportunity to attend Microsoft Build this year, and one thing that stood out to me was the variety of machine learning APIs (known as Microsoft Cognitive Services) that Microsoft has been releasing. And it's not just Microsoft: other big players such as Google, IBM, and Amazon have also…

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5 Alternatives to Google Site Search

5 Alternatives to Google Site Search

By Chad Donnick October 04, 2017

According to b3net.com, approximately 30% of users prefer to use the site search functionality to find a product on a website. Having a robust search function on your website is ideal for user experience, but only if the search tool itself is effective.

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Is Your Business Ready For Augmented And Virtual Reality?

Is Your Business Ready For Augmented And Virtual Reality?

By Ascedia September 20, 2017

One of the hottest tech trends is the growing world of immersive technology. These days, gaming and app companies are attempting to put users deeper within the context of their digital environments than ever before, and there have been some amazing advancements in technology that are enabling this…

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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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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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From Buildings to Websites: The Guiding Forces of Architecture

From Buildings to Websites: The Guiding Forces of Architecture

By Ascedia March 29, 2017

Architecture is defined as both the process and the product of planning, designing, and constructing buildings and other physical structures. Information architecture or IA is similar to building architecture in that it organizes elements of design in a way that is pleasing to user behavior. For…

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How To Choose The Best CMS For Your Website

How To Choose The Best CMS For Your Website

By Chad Donnick January 25, 2017

With so many options available, how do you choose the right Content Management System (CMS) for your website? First, consider your primary requirements and goals for the system. 

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