It's no secret that in the market for complex web applications and projects, Drupal has become a staple CMS amongst developers.
Yogi Berra quote homage aside, the biggest recent revelation I’ve had in doing responsive web design projects is how much content strategy plays a part.
We here at EchoDitto enjoy exploring the new and cool ways technology is reshaping our world.
The LEMP stack (Linux, Nginx, MySQL, PHP) is something I learned early on in web development. It's modern, scalable, and most of all -- simple. You can get up and running in a matter of minutes with powerful tools to let you focus on writing code and not pretending to be a sysadmin.
Aaron Swartz was, by all accounts, a brilliant and passionate mind. He dropped out of high school to begin changing the world at 14, was a dotcom millionaire by 21, was indicted on federal charges at 24, and committed suicide at 26.
For most, the Internet is still something experienced through the written word. So much for the information revolution; we still access most webpages through an interface that would be all too familiar to Gutenberg and his ilk.
The HealthCare.gov fiasco is a timely case study in how "big" is a liability in today's age of radical connectivity. Big institutions - a giant federal bureaucracy, huge technology contractors, and a bloated government procurement process - spent over $500,000,000 creating a glorified webform -- and failed. But these big organizations never stood a chance, and smaller, more agile, and nimbler firms and processes could have mitigated these risks which now threaten the President's legacy.
I didn’t expect to find a QR Code camping in the mountains of Vermont. In fact, stranded without cell service for several days, I had almost forgotten my phone was anything more than a weird shaped flashlight.
This post was co-authored by Michael Zamora, an intern with EchoDitto this summer through Harvard's Institute of Politics. For more info on Michael, you can head here.