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PeakFinder

By Holly Gerard / Posted 4.22.2014 / In Inspiration, Cool Stuff, Favorite Sites, Reviews / 0 comments

PeakFinder, where nature meets tech. It’s a super simplistic geographical interface full of mountain ranges and peaks. PeakFinder makes it possible to explore the mountains nearby – though it’s less about not getting lost and more about making sure you’re properly identifying all the peaks.

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The art of web content

By Lindsay McComb / Posted 4.15.2014 / In Tips, Content Tips / 0 comments

There are many elements to good SEO. It's all about having good content, and good content isn't just a nice "About" page or some meta descriptions. Think bigger.

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The UI kit is not dead

By Shire Lyon / Posted 4.8.2014 / In Design, Tips / 1 comment

The UI kit is not dead. UI or "user interface" kits save time and money. Using one isn’t stealing, being lazy, or not being a creative web designer. These kits improve workflow, your paycheck, and your websites. Guest Contributor Shire Lyon wants you to work smarter, not harder. Find out why she uses UI kits.

How do you make a post go viral? Learn the science of social media brought to you by The META Q

How do you make a post go viral? Learn the science of social media

By Lindsay McComb / Posted 4.1.2014 / In Business, Tips / 0 comments

The allure behind social media isn’t just the emotional imagery of cute cat pictures or hilarious memes; there’s actually some real science behind it. Social media sharing has a lot to do with the human brain. Get ready for some science, because I’m about to blow your mind.

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Business Card Inspiration

By Laura Riegel / Posted 3.25.2014 / In Design, Inspiration, Favorite Sites / 0 comments

Last month I covered some of my favorite go to places for powerful website design inspiration. But why stop there? As a designer, I need to keep my creative juices flowing for a multitude of different kinds of projects—some of which may aren't web design-related. This month, I’m sharing my current inspiration hotspots for business card design.

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Can you get hired with Hire My Friend?

By Lindsay McComb / Posted 3.18.2014 / In Business, Reviews / 2 comments

Whether you’re currently employed or actively on the hunt for something new, Hire My Friend seems like a good tool to have in your toolbox, because it might just come in handy someday. Like a hydraulic torque wrench.

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Style Tiles

By Holly Gerard / Posted 3.11.2014 / In Design, Design Process, Typography / 0 comments

Designers: have you worked on a web design and thought, “I wish there was an easier way to show the client the basics of the design before I dive fully in to this?”

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Backups with Statamic and Rackspace Cloud

By Clinton Reeves / Posted 3.4.2014 / In Code, Code Process, PHP, Statamic / 0 comments

Introducing Rackspace Back-o-matic - a small shell based flat file backup system built with Statamic and Rackspace Cloud.

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Web design inspiration

By Laura Riegel / Posted 2.18.2014 / In Design, Inspiration, Cool Stuff / 0 comments

Designers look for inspiration everywhere, and one of the best places to find every possible kind of inspiration is online - whether it be a web design gallery packed full of creative designs or a blog post with trending new concepts. Here’s a roundup of the six places I’m currently drawing some serious inspiration from.

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The dark side of ridesharing

By Lindsay McComb / Posted 2.11.2014 / In Business / 0 comments

So what's the harm in ridesharing then, anyway? Drivers make a few extra bucks, passengers get where they need to go and shave off the cost of a regular taxi. It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt. Or you know, dies.

The 10 most anticipated U.S. web conferences of 2014 brought to you by The META Q

The 10 most anticipated U.S. web conferences of 2014

By Matt Steele / Posted 2.4.2014 / In Code, Code Process, Inspiration, Events / 3 comments

There are hundreds of web related conferences in the U.S. every year, but it's likely that you’ll only be able to attend a select few. So I’ve made your decision a little easier by putting together a list of 10 conferences just about any web pro would be interested in attending. This list contains a good mixture of CSS/Sass/JavaScript as well as some back-end technologies. Hope to see you out there!

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