Welcome: Revant Optics

Posted on Wed, March 29, 2017 in Web Development by Mike Grill

Revant Optics was founded in 2009 by Jason Bolt out of a desire to bring people affordable and high quality lenses for their expensive sunglasses. We partnered with Revant in February in an effort to help their continued growth.

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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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Bourbon vs Bootstrap. Why We Switched.

Posted on Wed, December 14, 2016 in Web Development by Jon Haarstad

Clean. Simple. I'll throw in a bigger word combo to complete the picture… "semantic-friendly". Those words encapsulate why I've come to prefer Bourbon in recent projects and haven't missed my old friend Bootstrap.

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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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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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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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The Definitive Introduction to Drupal 8

Posted on Mon, July 11, 2016 in Web Design, Web Development, eCommerce, Drupal by Tom Mertz

Drupal 8, the newest version of the Drupal Content Management System (CMS), was officially released on November 19, 2015. It boasts an impressive list of new features

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5 Steps to Choosing the Best Shopify Theme for Your eCommerce Website

Posted on Wed, June 15, 2016 in Web Design, Web Development, Business Operations, eCommerce, Shopify by Kevin Carpenter

Consider the following five steps when choosing a website theme to enhance your webstore and its niche. Doing so will captivate your users, ultimately gain their trust, and thus increase conversion rates and overall sales.

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Shopify Plus vs. Shopify - What’s Right for Your Business?

Posted on Mon, June 13, 2016 in Web Design, Web Development, Business Operations, Shopify by Paul Weinert

Shopify Plus is a completely different way of managing enterprise-grade ecommerce. It has doubled down on support, scale, and stability to accommodate large-value merchants who DON’T want to think about their ecommerce store.

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