by Jessie Lacey
This past several weeks I was tasked with upgrading the DirigoEdge default blog template. I was also asked to bolt-in an integrated blog to a client's website. While developing the user experience (UX), functionality, and design of several blogs (e.g. landing page and blog post page), I got time to think seriously about the anatomy of a modern blog, and how to use a blog for a brand’s audience.
It is easy enough to blindly snap-in a Wordpress, Drupal or BlogEngine.NET blog template. Generally, you take it AS-IS. It is an entirely different matter to build-out a blog engine template from scratch. It really gets you thinking.
by Ryan Smith
Probably the most important thing I’ve come to realize over the years is that “SEO” is not a job description; it’s an operational philosophy. From the business plan, to the design and architecture, to coding and hosting, to content creation and promotion, the concerns of search visitors -- both fleshy and mechanized -- are of paramount importance to the success of any online venture.
As web user behavior has evolved over time, so have SEO professionals. In addition to keywords and links...
by J.P. Berry
ASP.NET MVC supports a view-engine option called “Razor” which minimizes the number of characters and keystrokes required when writing a view template. The view-engine enables a fast, fluid coding workflow. Here's a great use case for DirigoEdge.
by David Addison
The CMS and more sophistocated website building systems will make low-end website development/design obsolete withing 3-5 years. CMS's will evolve to be more than just content managers. The dawn of the do-it-yourself websites is upon us. Business owners, with good reason, want to have a simple effective way to build and manage their own site on the cheap. They don't want to pay webmasters. Here we examine PageLines, a new publishing tool which is at the front of the paradigm shift.
by Jessie Lacey
I started an email discussion in the office about the design of iOS 7. Skeuomorphism being an aspect of the Apple iOS and apps, and Flat-design being the current developers darling and Microsoft pioneering that look, the stage has been set for some strong opinions.