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Codemash: A Designer's Perspective on CSS

This year at Codemash I attended Julie Cameron's talk, "Decoupling the Front-End Through Modular CSS." The talk was excellent and Julie shared a lot of insightful points, which I'd like to share with you.

Data and Design Help Homeschooling Marketing Leader Double Sales for Flagship Product

Business is more data-driven now than at any other time in history. While there’s a fundamental art in our marketing work, we now also have science to support and guide our ideas and actions.

7 Talks From Strange Loop You Shouldn't Miss

Last week I attended the Strangeloop conference in St. Louis. Here are my top 7 favorite talks you should watch.

How Important Is Software Quality and What Does Poor Quality Look Like?

Consumers expect excellent quality from any and all interactions with a business. High quality experiences spread good word-of-mouth attention for businesses. Poor quality, on the other hand, can be a reputation killer.

5 Key Software Testing Lessons from GR Dev Night

After finally attending my first GR Dev Night, here are the top 5 things I learned from this incredible event.

Consumers Flock to the Apple Watch, But Many Developers Aren't Impressed

The developers explained that the Apple Watchkit is limiting the ability of third parties to create functional, beautiful apps. Meanwhile, native apps look great by comparison because they aren’t subjected to the same constraints.

How to Decide if Shopify is the Right eCommerce Platform for You

When you're just starting an eCommerce business you know you have a long road ahead, with plenty of critical decisions to make. One of those decisions is determining which eCommerce platform will work best for you, your business, and your website.

Women in Technology: A Roundup

While we’ve been trying to participate in the conversation, there are plenty of other voices that are well worth hearing. We’ve rounded up a handful of articles that speak to the diversity problem in our industry to provide some new insights.

How UI Design and UX Design Work Together to Make You Fall in (Website) Love

There’s a lot of information floating around on the web regarding UI and UX, and it can get a little overwhelming. Here’s a basic introduction to what each type of design is responsible for.

vCenter Orchestrator: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

On a recent project, I used a vCenter Orchestrator Workflow to deploy a new vApp with customizable VMs and then install SQL Server 2012. Here's what I found.

17 Revealing Stats About Women Working in Technology [Infographic]

Here are 17 statistics that show what it’s like to be a woman working in the technology industry, and what work we still need to do to make a difference.

4 Reasons Women Choose to Pursue Computer Science

Google studied 91 factors that could potentially influence the decision to pursue Computer Science and found four that were most influential: social encouragement, self perception, academic exposure, and career perception.

Diversity in Tech: Admitting We Have A Problem

Unfortunately, the industry we work in has developed a reputation for a lack of both ethnic and gender diversity. It's a reputation that’s justified and one that everyone in the industry needs to participate in changing.

Codemash 2015: Insights From The CQL Team (Part 1 of 2)

Here's what we learned and enjoyed at Codemash 2015.

How to Decide If Hubspot's CMS is Right for Your Website

Choosing a CMS is a big decision. With its sales and marketing tools in addition to a CMS, Hubspot may be a great option to consider. Here's how to know if it's right for your business.

Gender Equality and Socialization: An Introduction

Where are all the women in technology? We're taking a look at this problem starting at the beginning, with gender equality and socialization.

How Custom Software Can Set Your Ecommerce Business Up For Success

Custom software can get your ecommerce business off to the right start and grow as your company grows.

Why You Should Consider Orchard CMS to Grow Your Business

Choosing a Content Management System (CMS) is an important decision for your business. Here's why you should consider Orchard CMS.

CQL Labs: A Commitment to Expanding Our Knowledge

Providing a work environment people want, and the type of work that people want to do will ultimately determine if a business can attract quality individuals even when the supply is tight.

Google Glass: One Developer’s Trial Run with the Infamous Wearable Tech

After a month of using Google Glass, here's one developers opinion on the wearable technology.

7 iOS8 Features That Will Make Your Life Easier

Here are some of the many features Apple rolled out at WWDC that will make using your devices and getting through your day that much easier.

6 Critical Lessons We've Learned About Refining A Business Process

6 nuggets of wisdom we've learned about business processes through software development.

Testing SOAP and REST Services

Add SoapUI, the Swiss army knife of functional testing, to your developer toolbox.

What You Need to Know about Creating Games with MonoGame

Have you ever thought, "I want to write a game, and I know C#. Where do I start?" MonoGame might be just what you're looking for.

5 Questions Software Developers Should Ask Before Starting A Project

5 questions all developers should ask before starting a new project.

Performance, Productivity, or Flexibility? Pick Two With Dart

An overview of what you should know about Dart software programming language by Google.

The Beginner's Guide to TLS/SSL

Do you know which part of a TLS/SSL request is encrypted? Find out in this blog post.

The Secret to Speeding Up Your Website For Free

Learn how to use a CDN to supercharge your website speed for free.

Why Kimono Won't Replace Developers (And We Still Need Code)

When tools like Kimono makes claims that you won't have to write code to use them, they probably aren't worth all the hype.

Why You Should Try Using LESS

If you're designing across multiple brands, you should consider using LESS to save time and headaches.

Lessons Learned From Backbone.js

Lessons learned about Backbone.js from Codemash.

How Technology Advancements Increase eCommerce Sales

As technology evolves, it's use in improving sales is expanding.

Reflections from an Software Development Intern

As his internship comes to an end, a development intern from Calvin reflects on his experience at CQL.

Why Configurator Tools Help eCommerce Businesses Drive Sales

How eCommerce sites can utilize these tools to improve customer experience and profits.

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Lessons from Codemash 2012

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Responsive web design at Codemash.

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What You Need to Know About Mobile Monday Grand Rapids

An update on Mobile Monday Grand Rapids.

Excited to Learn at Codemash

We're getting geeked about Codemash.

What Fuels your Dreams?

Making time to dream up new business ideas is as important as regular, everyday business activities. What fuels your dreams?

Top 5 Reasons to Develop a WP7 App This Year

WP7 is a fresh, exciting platform for app development this year. Here's why you should give it a shot.

6 Insights from Tony Horton to Apply to Software Development

The connections between software development and P90x? These 6 lessons.

How Did I Ever Survive Without Dapper?

When all I want is a clean, easy, and fast way to get my SQL or stored procedure results directly into my domain objects, I'm sold on Dapper.

CQL Debuts New Networking Application

A new app developed will help make introductions easier at professional events.

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