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: The Last of Us Part II is the Most Accessible Video Game Ever

July 1, 2020

The Last of Us Part II is getting press as the most accessible video game ever. Naughty Dog's (the developers) takeaways from the process of making an accessible video game are also relevant to website accessibility.


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.


Replacing PhantomJS and CasperJS with JSDOM and Chai in our Drupal Content Testing Pipeline

May 12, 2020

The decision to rewrite our PhantomJS content testing pipeline yielded a dramatic 90% reduction in our content testing duration–slashing our lengthy 11+ hour testing time down to just 30 minutes! This latest pipeline development has now left us with a total build process time of just 2 hours.


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.


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