It certainly took me a while to get used to things – wrapping my head around the whole non-blocking nature of the Node runtime and how it uses a single thread to process requests – and how important it was that I definitely do not block that thread! Continue reading
Lots of new features were introduced with the new OK! revamp: an “Exclusives” carousel, a “Blast from the Past” block, “Trending” zones, and a bunch of UX improvements. Photo galleries were improved not only in design but a “switcher” was also added, giving editors the ability to choose between different layouts: slideshows, list views, etc.
Generally, when our clients ask us to help launch new websites or applications, we take on Boyle Software’s “expected tasks” like site hosting, back-end database integration, front-end development, and other things related to standard development responsibilities. But did you know that we also offer a full range of design and product management services too? Recently we’ve been providing this type of support for several new sites in partnership with our client Harland Clarke.
The increasing number of new articles and blog posts about CSS grids are a strong indication of how powerful this new CSS layout module already is, even if it’s not fully supported by all browsers yet. We can create more complex layouts – with much less CSS code!
The day has come. There is no need any more for floats or tables or other hacks to create page layouts on the web. CSS can do it. Finally, it has its own tools for laying out pages properly.
Way back in 2012, Lady Gaga tweeted, “why do people look at me like I’m crazy when i use coupons at grocery or try bargaining at retail, IM FROM NEW YORK WHERE IS THE SALE RACK?” Why do people use coupons? I always thought that the only purpose of coupons was saving money. However, since joining Boyle Software’s new creative team working for our client Valassis, I’ve learned that this is not their only the purpose.
Efficiently parsing SQL query result sets into the hierarchical data structures with which applications normally operate has been a problem for quite a long time. Numerous attempts have been made over what feels like the ages to solve the problem, the essence of which is that the strictly two-dimensional grid nature of what’s returned by a SQL SELECT query – those rows and columns – map very poorly to the tree. More generally speaking, they don’t suit the graph-like data structures utilized by modern applications to model the world. Continue reading
Noto stands for “No Tofu” or “No More Tofo.” While you might think it’s my latest frustration with a healthy diet, it’s actually the name for Google’s latest attempt to wrestle over 800 natural languages into a single, universal font.
Many would agree that instant messaging has become a big part of our online lives in the last couple of years .. especially with services like Skype, Facebook Messenger, Kik, Whatsapp, Viber, Telegram and Slack (for us techies). Now, with the advent of chatbots, pretty soon (if not already) instant messaging is likely to get a whole lot bigger and better.
We are happy to announce that Boyle Software’s relationship with cosmetics giant Avon continues – now with the newly formed New Avon LLC, as the company’s North American division has recently been rechristened. It’s a privilege to lend technical expertise and support to a brand as universally recognized and respected as Avon.