Reader's Corner: Does tech industry jargon contain racist undertones, or are software developers taking political correctness too far?

July 6, 2020

In the light of increased racial sensitivity, leading software companies such as Red Hat are reconsidering the inclusion of controversial jargon, such as “master/slave” and “whitelist/blacklist” in software systems, while others have already done so for years.


Reader's Corner: Keeping Teamwork Alive While Working From Home

June 23, 2020

For many people pre-pandemic, socializing with co-workers was an important part of their day and their work experience. Now keeping office morale up is more difficult than ever. This NY Times article offers a few creative ways employees can continue sharing their lives with their co-workers virtually.


Digital Accessibility Is More Than Just Checking off a Box

May 21, 2020

Providing website accessibility for the visual and hearing impaired is a task that organizations tend to classify as just some technical or legal requirements that have to be met. Some organizations don't even consider accessibility at all. For today's Global Accessibility Day, we want to remind everybody that when you choose not to update your site to meet accessibility standards, you are not only excluding a number of potential consumers from accessing your site, you are missing out on the opportunity to assist real human beings in their fight for digital independence.


Client Spotlight: CED Pivots to Provide Company Visibility Through Venture Connect Online

April 29, 2020

DesignHammer's new 2020 Spotlight Series touches on how some of our clients are adjusting to the current COVID-19 pandemic. This week we take a look at Strategic Partner CED (The Council for Entrepreneurial Development) and how they have pivoted to re-engineer their annual Venture Connect Conference to Venture Connect online, debuting Monday, May 5th.


Positioning Your Brand for Post-Pandemic Success

March 25, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak and new isolation laws, the business landscape is changing rapidly. Now is the time for businesses to get ahead of the curve by shifting their focus to online sales and reprioritizing internal initiatives that may have been sitting on the back burner.


How Your Workforce Can Combat COVID-19 From Home

March 19, 2020

As a web development agency, utilizing internet technologies is our day-to-day focus, which is why as web experts we feel it’s our duty to hold conversations with those who may be struggling to identify new projects and/or refocus their business strategy to accommodate working from home in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.


All Things Open 2020

March 16, 2020

DesignHammer has recently been more involved with All Things Open, a national group that curates events and platforms focused on open source software, technologies and the web. As primary experts on the open-source Drupal and WordPress platforms, we felt like this was a natural partnership in the making.


DesignHammer's Thrive 2020 Conference Recap

March 10, 2020

DesignHammer had the opportunity to participate in and sponsor the annual Thrive conference, presented by the Raleigh chapter of AIGA (the American Institute of Graphic Arts). Nearly 350 artists, designers, brand experts, exhibitors, sponsors and more attended the event in Durham. Follow along with the three DesignHammer conference attendees as they each recount their individual experiences and takeaway in our latest blog post.


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