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Making Your Site Shareable

Posted on Nov 22, 2016 by Cameron Cook

open graph / facebook / html / slack / imessage

An important metric for many organizations is the number of shares their content gets on social media. From Facebook and Twitter, to chat apps including Apple's own iMessage, there are a few things you can do to make your site optimized for these platforms.

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Streamlining Your CSS with SASS

Posted on Nov 14, 2016 by Sam Kahle

One of the languages that are trending right now is SASS which literally stands for Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets. When the word “awesome” is in the name itself, you would hope that this language holds up its expectation and after learning it, I can safely say it is exactly that. Awesome. 

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VOTE!

Posted on Nov 8, 2016 by Reed Dudley

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UI Inspiration: Persistent Video

Posted on Oct 18, 2016 by Nick Rivers

development / Video / content / UI

Video has become a major pillar in web content. Many sites are actually built completely around their video content. Here's one trending implementation.

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WordPress vs. Drupal: Which is right for your website?

Posted on Oct 6, 2016 by Charlotte Goodman

drupal / web development / development

If you’re interested in websites, then it is important that you have an understanding of Content Management Systems. A content management system (CMS) is an application that allows you to edit, create and run your website. It is the backbone of your site, where you create and update pages, posts and edit any other types of content that exists on the site. Think of the CMS as the skeleton of a website in which you build off of.

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Building a Custom New Tab Page in Chrome

Posted on Sep 8, 2016 by Cameron Cook

chrome / development

See how we built a custom page when you open a new tab in Chrome.

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Building an Uber Rides API Integration

Posted on Sep 2, 2016 by Nick Rivers

uber / development / rest / api / apps

The Uber ride sharing platform is built around this mission to make people and where they want to go, as frictionless as possible. What they are selling here is time. Instead of standing out on the street trying to hail a cab, or calling a driving service, Uber’s vetted fleet of drivers are at the consumer’s fingertips.

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Introducing Blueprint's Digital Senate IE Tracker!

Posted on Aug 30, 2016 by Mike Pinson

With less than 50 days until Election Day, down-ballot races in key battleground states are starting to heat up, and with that comes an increase in political advertising that voters are likely to see. But, as voters begin to spend more and more time in front of their devices, digital advertising is poised to be wave of the future

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Creating an SVG download button with GSAP’s MorphSVGPlugin

Posted on Aug 22, 2016 by Darin Senneff

animation / SVG / UX / gsap

SVGs (Scalable Vector Graphics) have become very popular on the web the past few years. They look great on any type of device or screen, and they load incredibly fast. They’re also a flexible and strong way to include animations into your work. Adding some well-thought-out motion to that infographic, icon, or UI element’s use may just make it that much more impactful.

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A Font Says A Thousand Words

Posted on Aug 10, 2016 by Julie Sheah

typography graphic design

While most people these days can discern between fonts like Times New Roman and Comic Sans, typography can still seem confusing, complicated, or even arbitrary to some. In actuality, it is a very crucial concept and can either make or break a design. People, whether they realize it or not, experience typography on an emotional level.

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