For the last few years, I’ve been working closely with Dstillery to develop a variety of consumer tools within the digital advertising space. As we collaborated with data scientists and engineers to create tools for their clients to manage and understand their audiences, it felt like a revamp of the corporate website would be in order. With every new product, we were enabling their customers the ability to effectively understand their data. We wanted to convey to potential customers that same feeling—data isn’t scary. Continue reading
Aside from the obvious convenience and choice that e-commerce has always offered, an often overlooked factor in its success in the US over the years has been the fact that sales tax did not have to be collected by a business if they didn’t have a physical presence in the state that they are selling within.
In effect this has led to the majority of online sales being tax-free – great for consumers and great for companies as they did not have to navigate state and local tax codes. 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.
We’re currently looking for strong Front-end developers to join our ever-growing team of bright, talented technologists. Enterprise-level experience with ReactJS, Redux, HTML, CSS, Sass, and responsive design is required. Experience with any of the following is a plus: NodeJS, Angular, Google Cloud, Optimizely, PostCSS.
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.
We spend a good deal of time touting our work for “bigger” clients – but we take just as much pride in our work for the “smaller” ones. Over the years we have done lots of work for non-profits like NYC Swim and the Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation and we’re pleased to have recently added the Five Boroughs Bicycle Club to our client roster.
It is a well-known fact that external links can be opened in a new browser window via
target="_blank". It is a little-known fact that this can cause security risks and performance issues on your own webpage.
Chrome 60 will be released to the public very soon but there are two handy frontend tools worth noting, which were introduced in Chrome 59: identify unused CSS and JS on a particular page and take a full page screenshot.
Nowadays site loading time became a very important parameter, especially when it comes to the search engine rankings.
If you’ll test your site with Google Pagespeed tool, it will probably show that your site has some issues with content-blocking stylesheets. This means that the browser won’t paint content to the screen until your CSS has been downloaded. To fix this issue, Google recommends us to split our styles into two parts: critical (above-the-fold) and non-critical. Critical CSS should be inlined in the header meanwhile non-critical needs to be loaded asynchronously, so a user could see styled content as soon as possible. Continue reading
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!