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sxsw 2014 SXSW Interactive ’14: A Pilgrim’s Progress 

March 20, 2014

As the wild and wooly beast known as SXSW Interactive scratches its seven year itch, TBG shares our observations of this living breathing, ever morphing bedazzled and at times bedeviling extravaganza.

Development

CMS House How Responsive Web Design is Pressurizing CMS Best Practices 

March 19, 2014

The runaway freight train that is Responsive Web Design has many obvious benefits for users—but for web developers and clients, there are a slew of other secondary effects that are both positive and destabilizing.

Tools & Tips

Hannah and Donald Trump -thumb I Just Found Out I’m A Corporate Sell-Out 

March 18, 2014

Recently I sat on a panel at the Windup Space, addressing students on the subject of “Finding Your Career Path in the Arts.” It’s impressive that these young folks are thinking so diligently about a 5-year, 10-year, even life-long plan.

Strategy

houseofcardsdrawing-thumb Your Site is Washington. Your Users Are in a House of Cards 

March 17, 2014

What if, rather than imagine them as real people, we tried to imagine our site users as characters on a TV show?  

Strategy

TEDx Takeaways from TEDx Baltimore: Spreading Ideas 

March 11, 2014

This year’s theme: “Pioneers, O, Pioneers” drew hundreds of attendees, and almost two dozen speakers who did their best to share their ideas worth spreading. 

Development

whiteboard presentation Takeaways from Breaking Development Conference 

December 30, 2013

This past October, I was fortunate enough to attend the Breaking Development conference in Nashville, Tennessee. It focuses on emerging techniques for doing web development and design for the wide array of devices people use today.

Strategy

BoundariesofBlog Boundaries of The Blog: Where does casual, socially, serialized content begin and end? 

November 20, 2013

How many features have to go away before a blog is not a blog? 

Tools & Tips

opening a file How To Make Your Sitecore Data Templates Look Like Folders 

October 25, 2013

One of Sitecore’s many virtues are its configurable UI. Some of these configurations are just minor improvements, but doing these goes a long way to creating a pleasant content management experience for users.