e-Signature Tools Comparison

Posted on Tue, December 23, 2014 in Business Strategy by Jon Love

In the web application and subscription software world, sometimes a simple "check this box to agree to terms" becomes insufficient. With the move toward more online offerings being delivered as an ongoing service, SaaS companies begin to bump up against legal principles that require more thoughtful solutions. When this is necessary, an Electronic Signature ("e-Signature") tool is a great way to help automate the transaction process while still meeting the legal requirements of agreement to terms.

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Adding a Custom Payment Method to Expresso Store in ExpressionEngine

Posted on Thu, December 04, 2014 in Development Tips by Mark Middleton

During the discovery phase of a recent website project, we learned the client used "Sage" for their merchant account and payment processing. Planning on using ExpressionEngine, I looked up which Payment Gateways Expresso Store supported...

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Design Trends of the New Web Landscape

Posted on Mon, October 27, 2014 in User Interface, Web Design by Tiffany Tay

As a Web Designer, I come across a myriad of sites every day. I see great, good, and bad web design practices, and even trends that spring up every now and then. Below is a small list of web trends I've encountered frequently that benefit the web community as a whole.

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Magento Enterprise: Troubleshooting Rule Based Product Relations (aka Target Rules)

Posted on Fri, October 17, 2014 in Development Tips by Mark Middleton

Target rules are a killer feature of the Magento Enterprise platform

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Start Living and Stop Worrying (About Server Backups)

Posted on Thu, October 09, 2014 in Development Tips by Eric Warner

If you have any data in your life and you’re not worried about losing it, you’re doing it all wrong. If you have never lost any data, you’re a statistical anomaly. Of course, the mantra to repeat here is “backup, backup, backup”.

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Practical Web Design

Posted on Thu, September 25, 2014 in User Interface, Web Design by Jason Bennett

Web design is often described as an "artistic" or "creative" job. Many think a web designer simply makes a design look "cool" or "pretty". However, sometimes a pretty design just isn't practical.

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17 Rules of Golf Etiquette

Posted on Wed, September 17, 2014 in Business Strategy by Jon Love

Golf is often referred to as The Game of Kings. There is a certain civility to a game that requires personal enforcement of rules and penalties.

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Storing Hierarchical Data in a Database

Posted on Wed, September 10, 2014 in Development Tips by Mark Middleton

Storing hierarchical data in a database: two approaches for stable storage and fast reporting of tree data. Many times we need to store enormous amounts of “tree” or “hierarchical” data:

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Quantifying Common Sense with Card Sorts

Posted on Tue, August 26, 2014 in Development Tips, Web Design by Eric Warner

Information architecture of a website, while often overlooked, is paramount in planning a successful Web project.

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On “Content”

Posted on Mon, August 18, 2014 in Internet Marketing by Alum

When did writing become “content”? I was in journalism school in 1998-99, and it seems to me that it was some time after that. In school we talked about the content of a piece, but did not refer to a piece as content per se. It seems like content as a stand-alone term is a fairly new in our media world, and it seems to have become an indispensable term since media went digital.

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