Umbraco 7 and uCommerce 7 – Using the image cropper tool

Posted by April Sadowski and filed under Blog, CMS

There is a bit of disparity between Umbraco and uCommerce and the way they share (or don’t) assets. The image cropper is by far one of the coolest features of Umbraco and makes responsive image output amazing (especially using Foundation’s Interchange). Natively, of course, uCommerce just uses a media picker. It’s not elegant, and you […]

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Uncovering a hack

Posted by April Sadowski and filed under Blog, Research, Security

We occasionally (and more frequently) get calls from people who have hacked sites that we didn’t build or host. If you are in this situation, what to you do? How can you fix it? In no certain order: Contact your host! Most of the time the host has malware detection installed on their server to […]

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Designing with a Mobile-First Mindset

Posted by April Sadowski and filed under Blog, Tips & Tricks, Usability

The greatest benefit to having a mobile-first mindset is you are thinking without the visual bloat. Mobile users want information fast. They don’t want to hunt. When you get to desktop, your UI is already end-focused. An optimized mobile experience¬†will keep users on your site. Would it surprise you, the numbers don’t lie, that a […]

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Should I Use A Carousel?

Posted by April Sadowski and filed under Blog, Tips & Tricks, Usability

Do you really need a carousel? Designers like big/beautiful images and carousels are a nice way of doing that in a premium real-estate area, but stats show only 1-3% ever click and they can get super clunky on mobile. I’m a designer. I am guilty as charged, until I realized these numbers supported a change. […]

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Ugly Bootstrap horizontal scrollbar removal

Posted by April Sadowski and filed under Blog, Bootstrap, Bugs & Fixes

What happened? You copied the grid structure from Bootstrap and now you have a funky horizontal scrollbar at the bottom of your site. Here are some guides to help you along. Make sure you aren’t encasing a full-width carousel inside of a container. Carousels already have the proper container inside the item div. Don’t encase […]

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Bootstrap Feature Panels with Collapse

Posted by April Sadowski and filed under Blog, Tips & Tricks

We were building a service package page using Bootstrap in WordPress for a client and I realized it would be rather extensive without some way to collapse sections. I created a panel cluster with a toggle button that would make the panel collapse and expand on click. Here’s a minimal version of the code. Feel […]

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