posted by Development
Progressive Enhancement is a user-centered approach to design which makes Responsive Web Design (RWD) possible. It discards the notion that visual consistency on outdated browsers is a project requirement. Progressive Enhancement allows all users to access basic content and functionality, while also providing an enhanced experience on modern browsers and devices.
The result is a more flexible, robust implementation.
Continue reading to see how Progressive Enhancement works and how you can benefit from using it!
posted by Development
TAGS: progressive enhancement, responsive, responsive web design, Web design, Sass, rwd, Development, Web development, website development, website dev, code, Aesthetic Progressive Enhancement
This is not a political post. It is a project management and sponsorship lesson. Being a developer and project manager for many big projects for 11 years at thunder::tech has taught me quite a few lessons. And seeing the current firestorm that is Healthcare.gov really makes me feel for the folks that are trying to use the website, as it just adds frustration to an already very sensitive process.
It also makes me feel a sense of understanding, compassion and pity for those that were involved in building the web application, as I know the issues that arise with ambitious builds. I am running with the assumption that these were bright, seasoned professionals executing this project. And I think most should assume that unless actual rosters are revealed from CGI. I am of the belief they would be diligent about the talent. With that said, I want to set that expectation of sufficient talent to emphasize the point that even seasoned and professional team rosters can deliver shoddy results without proper management and communication.Read More...
posted by Video
TAGS: thundertech, web, website, Development, project management, business, healthcare.gov, aca, obamacare, lessons, fix
thunder::tech team member Matt Stevens was one of the first people in the country to purchase and try out Google Glass as part of the Glass Explorers program. Be sure to read about his experience flying from Cleveland to New York to pick up and learn about the device in part 1 of his post. Then pick up the rest of his travel log and discover his initial thoughts on Glass in part 2.
The next day, July 11, 2013
9:45 a.m. Takeoff. Finally on my way back to Cleveland.
10:30 a.m. Decided to turn on Glass for a second to take a quick in-flight video.Read More...
posted by Video
A few months ago, I was one of several thunder::tech employees who applied to be a Google Glass Explorer—a group of only 8,000 who would be the first to get to purchase and experience Glass. My entry was selected and a couple months later, I received an invitation to purchase Glass and travel to New York to pick and receive a one-on-one introduction to the device with a Glass Guide.
Glass is a head-mounted display that projects information right in front of your eye through a prism. To share the pickup experience with all of you, I created a log of my journey and initial thoughts on the device.
posted by Public Relations
McDonald's recently launched a website to promote its new line of Quarter Pounder Burgers, which utilizes the scroll bar to show off each new burger’s toppings and “personalities.”
One of our communications coordinators recently came across the site by clicking an ad on Spotify that coordinated with this new campaign. She thought it was really cool and had never seen a website like it before and decided to share it with thunder::tech’s Optimization, Data and Creative teams.
Much to her surprise, team members from each department responded with very different opinions. You can read the entire email conversation below. So check out the site for yourself, read what our team thinks and let us know if you like the site or not and why!
TAGS: thundertech, thunder tech, McDonalds, website, web, scroll, user experience, Development, optimization, marketing, quarter pounder, new, new quarter pounder website, interactive, brand, advertising, opinion