Digital Ecosystem & Development Tips Blog

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Our Process for Designing Unique Websites
January 18, 2019 Nicole
    For every website we design here at Ashday, there is a detailed process leading up to the final masterpiece. From the initial client meeting to the presentation of the final design, each step is thoroughly thought out in order to accomplish a ...

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Design web development

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Building a Slider with Flexbox
January 4, 2019 Mike
A few months back we decided to rebuild Ashday.com using React. This was one of my first times getting into React and was perfect practice since there were a bunch of design elements that needed to be made into React components. Most of them were a ...

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React web development

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Web Designers vs. Developers
December 21, 2018 Nicole
  Being a designer in the tech industry can be a bit of challenge. I’ve had to get some tough skin being in this industry for a number of years. There seems to be a silent war between designers and developers. As designers, we want the end product ...

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web development Design Process

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End of the line for Drupal 7
December 7, 2018 Brian
    In case you missed the news from September, Dries Buytaert announced the end of life dates for both Drupal 7 & 8. The date for both Drupal 7 & 8 is slated for November of 2021, and that may seem strange, but it really makes sense given the ...

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Drupal Upgrade Drupal Drupal8

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Re-claim your front-end with React!
November 28, 2018 Clint
As mentioned here, here, and here - we’ve been spending a lot of time building Reactjs front-ends that talk to decoupled back-ends. And if it isn’t obvious, we really dig it! Not only is it fun to develop in, the flexibility and control it can offer ...

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React Decoupled

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Upcoming End of Life for Two PHP Versions
November 21, 2018 Mike
  There is a lot involved in maintaining a website even beyond what can be seen on the surface. Supporting software for the website can be something that is forgotten at times. One such software important to sites that use WordPress, Drupal, and ...

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PHP web development

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Website vs. Web App: Which is Best for Modern Business
November 16, 2018 Brian
  Most have a good handle on what a website is these days. If you need information about something, you search for the website for that thing. It is just the way that things are done now and it has led to the internet as we know it. As more ...

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web app web development

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Custom Cache Tags and Max-age: Advanced Cache Handling in Drupal 8
November 7, 2018 Jay
Determining how content on your site should be cached isn't a simple topic. Last time, I covered cache contexts and tags. Today, I'd like to get into a couple more advanced topics: The use of custom cache tags and of max-age.

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caching Drupal8 Drupal

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Cache Contexts and Tags: Advanced Cache Handling in Drupal 8
October 31, 2018 Jay
Leveraging Drupal's cache effectively can be challenging at first, but the benefits for your site's performance make it well worth the effort. It all starts with figuring out what sort of rules your site should use to cache its content. The improved ...

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caching Drupal8 SEO Drupal