Two weeks ago, the Visceral team met in San Diego for three days. The purpose of the meetings was to get some client work done, stare in each others eyes (not via Google Hangouts but for real) and spend some time focusing on Visceral. We work diligently to give much of our attention to our clients. That’s our business and we love it, but we know now that it is really important for us to be selfish every once in a while and focus on Visceral itself. So, we came together and did just that.
One of the most fun things about being a web developer is that the job is constantly changing, but that can also make things a bit challenging. Every so often we find a new tip, trick, script, or plugin that helps make our lives a little easier and our projects a little better. Here are a few of the more recent ones that we’ve picked up.
Visceral, a boutique digital communications agency, is seeking an Interactive Producer in San Diego to manage the day-to-day responsibilities of online marketing and web-design/development projects. The Interactive Producer will serve in a dual role of day-to-day client agency representative and project manager for multiple campaigns.
If you’d have told me a year ago that I’d be writing a blog post based on something I heard in a yoga class I’d have called you crazy but a few months ago Visceral dev guru Kevin Freiberger convinced me to try a class and it’s been a great experience. (Note: If you live in San Diego and you haven’t been to MOSAIC, you’re seriously missing out.)
Visceral, a digital communications agency, is seeking a junior-to-mid-level developer for contract work with our San Diego office. Applicants must be able to start immediately.
I just finished reading “Design is a Job” by Mike Monteiro. It’s a veritable how-to guide for running a design business and must-read for anyone in this industry. While I won’t review the entire book (trust me, just go buy it), one point of Monteiro’s was a particular favorite; Solve Together, Execute Apart.
By far the most talked about technology right now is mobile. According to recent reports by the Pew Research Center, nearly half of American adults now own a smartphone. We’ve blogged before about creating sites with jQuery Mobile and the recent trend toward responsive design, but what about native games and apps?
Every once in a while a book comes along that changes how we think about designing and building websites. Nearly a decade ago that book was “Designing with Web Standards” by Jeffrey Zeldman. It taught us to shun table-based layouts and push ahead with semantic markup, to embrace standards and shun hacks. Today I think that book is “Responsive Web Design” by Ethan Marcotte.
What’s the best Content Management System for our website? It’s a question we hear a lot these days. Pretty much every web project that crosses our desks has one thing in common; a Content Management System (CMS). The days of hard-coded websites are over. As websites have grown more dynamic, interactive, and social, the requirement for their continual update has become a necessity. Content strategy is growing as a defined discipline and helping organizations to formalize an approach to publishing their content. As such, the number of CMS options has exploded.