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On the Floor

Fire Test for New Hosting and Support Service Leaves factor[e] Clients Un-singed

What does it mean when you buy a website? I’ve touched on this topic before but it’s even more timely this week in the wake of the Heartbleed security vulnerability. There are many technical and non-technical articles describing the issue, so I won’t talk about the basics or the details. Read more...

Javascript: Capture Clicks Anywhere Except a Certain Element

Often you will want to have behaviour where clicking outside of a certain element will close it, for example, maybe you have a menu and you want to close it when the user clicks outside of it. By firing stopPropagation we stop the click from bubbling up to the document and so @hideMenu is never called. Unfortunately there's an annoying issue with this. Read more...

We Won and Outstanding Business Achievement Award!

On Monday evening we were extremely proud to have been recognized at the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Outstanding Business Achievement Awards, specifically in the Communication Technology category. We were nominated in this category alongside our colleagues at the also awesome Orbital, a fantastic fellow Hamilton studio that we greatly admire and respect. When we were compiling our nomination package, we were actually surprised at how we met these criteria. Read more...

Expressing Vibrancy

Last summer we were approached by Cobalt Connects to work on their cultural planning project, Expressing Vibrancy.  It had previously been noted, by the wonderful people at Cobalt, that in many cultural planning documents, the word “vibrant” is frequently used.  This made them wonder, what exactly does “vibrant” mean in relation to cultural planning? Read more...

How we reduced Rails deploy times to under one second with plain git

One of the most common tools for deploying Rails websites is Capistrano. At release, its notable features were SCM integration, rollback capabilities, and extensive configuration through a project's Capfile. Having used Capistrano for nearly six years, I've had the opportunity to learn a lot about it and its nuances. Read more...

You stay sassy, internet.

Sass is one of the most powerful, and most used, tools in my toolkit. With Sass mixins and variables you can really DRY out repeating patterns, and create super powerful responsive frameworks.  Additionally, your markup will be much cleaner and easier to understand/share with your team. Read more...