7 Ways to Make Your Website ADA Friendly (and Still Look Good)

Posted on Tue, May 09, 2017 in Web Design, Web Development, User Experience, Digital Design by Erin Goncer

​Inclusive design is a topic discussed more frequently every day, especially in the creative and tech industries. As digital consultants, it’s our job is to provide a user with a digital experience, whether it be through a product or service. If we cannot grant equal access to all, we not only miss out on business (and face some sticky legal situations), but the user will also miss out on experiencing our carefully designed creations.

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Grovemade Site Review

Posted on Thu, May 04, 2017 in Web Design, Digital Marketing, User Experience, eCommerce by Mike Grill

Our friends at Grovemade have a killer website. We thought we would give them a shout-out and talk about what we think makes it so awesome.

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Making Space for Diversity in Tech Every Day

Posted on Thu, March 16, 2017 in Web Design, Web Development, Digital Marketing by Alicia Nagel

International Women's Day made for some excellent discussion around the GRAYBOX office. One of our partners, Wildfang, wrote a great piece about honoring women and, in fact, every human on a daily basis. As digital consultants, we have to think about others on a full-time basis, but working in tech brings with it the challenge of bringing diversity to a caucasian male dominated space.

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Can Timelogging help Partner Retention? We Think So

Posted on Thu, February 23, 2017 in Web Design, Web Development, Digital Marketing, Business Operations, Analytics & Reporting by Mike Grill

Accelo is a powerful tool for time entry. As consultants, GRAYBOX requires an agile bit of software that evolves as we do. Accelo helps us by offering partners transparency into every minute of time that we record. This transparency helps us keep our partner retention rates super high.

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Internet Voting Security

Posted on Mon, October 31, 2016 in Web Design, Web Development, Business Operations, User Experience by Mike Joyce

TIME TO EVOLVE: Technology is a tool that we can utilize to improve processes across all industries. It’s being realized in a variety of ways in a variety of arenas – travel, communications, healthcare, and more. Considering this, there’s no reason for us to be stuck in the dark ages when it comes to one of our country’s most foundational areas of interest – voters indicating their preferences through the democratic process.

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Web Design Trend Predictions of 2017

Posted on Mon, October 10, 2016 in Greatest Hits, Web Design, User Experience by Tiffany Tay

We’re quickly approaching the end of 2016, with about three months left until we ring in the new year! Here at GRAYBOX, we always have our eye out when new design movements occur, and this blog post is a curation of the most prevalent trends that will likely continue through to the next year.

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User Experience (UX) in VR

Posted on Fri, October 07, 2016 in Web Design, User Experience by Topher Young

Being a kid born in the 80's and having spent my formative years in the 90's, it is quite surreal that Virtual Reality has finally become a reality. After three decades of it being a work of "fiction", it's now here. The future is now! The idea of VR is not a new concept. I can still vividly recall the rad Nintendo Virtual Boy commercials along with the classic 90's sci-fi movies The Lawnmower Man, Johnny Mnemonic, and The Matrix. Regardless of the hunger for VR being at a fever pitch, the hardware never was able to truly produce the concept people craved and truly immerse the user. Until...

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Basic Theming with Twig in Drupal 8

Posted on Mon, July 25, 2016 in Web Design, Web Development, Drupal by Ricky Middaugh

With Drupal 8's change of theming engine from phptemplate to Twig, developers have more power and theme developers can develop faster.

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Measuring On-page User Interactions on Shopify

Posted on Mon, July 18, 2016 in Web Design, Business Operations, Digital Design, Shopify by David Hughes

So you have a Shopify site; great! Now to figuring out what people are actually doing on your site. The first place you should turn to is a standard analytics tool like Google Analytics to check out site performance.

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Drupal 8, Meet YAML and Twig

Posted on Tue, July 12, 2016 in Web Design, Web Development, Drupal by Jon Haarstad

In this article we’ll take a focused look at Drupal 8’s new technologies. We’re not going to cover any of the specifics of installing and setting up Drupal 8, or the logic behind theme and sub-theme creation – plenty of other sites cover these topics and offer tutorials. Instead we’re going to look at YAML and Twig.

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