So for those of you that don’t know, the team here at Digital Surgeons created a responsive CSS grid framework last year called Gumby Framework. Needless to say, this completely changed the game and the internet was never the same. After a whole year of helping web properties be easily translated across devices, we decided to head back to the drawing board. In early 2013 we once again reinvented the wheel with the release of Gumby2. It is a wonderful platform that I myself have spent many hours hard at work on. My name is Adam Chambers by the way, and I’m a senior engineer at Digital Surgeons. This is my explanation of my favorite, and often underutilized Gumby feature: Toggles and Switches.
With the new year beginning all of us at Digital Surgeons are seeking ways to increase our personal efficiency and productivity. Part of that is learning to take full advantage of the tools available to us. We thought it would be worth it to share killer features of a program near and dear to many of our developer’s hearts — Sublime Text 2. We’ve selected a sampling of the features we find to be the most helpful and unique to the editor. But before we spill the beans on usage tips, we’ll take a short detour showing how we configure ST2 and some of the options that are available to you.
Configure it, (J)SON!
Video will get bigger as a medium
People aren’t getting any less lazy in 2013. Why read a blog post when the same information can be conveyed to you in a 30 second video? With streaming quality increasing and camera prices decreasing, in 2013 it will be easier than ever to produce and then distribute content.
Everyone loves having one place to grab slide decks, speaker notes, etc. I was hoping there would be one place to grab everything after attending EECI Brooklyn last year and that wasn’t the case. So during this year’s EECI in Austin, I created a public Google Document where I could capture all of my notes and others could contribute as well. My name’s Pete Sena and this experiment proved to be a great success. I’ve captured all of the notes from the two days into two semi-succinct posts for easy reference and refreshing. Thank you to everyone who made this conference great and who contributed to the original Google document. I hope this is helpful!
Marketers spend countless hours working on content strategy, retaining agencies and media companies to syndicate their message to get users to “touch” and experience their content. Future technologies and research in human-computer interaction indicate that touch interaction and mouse input will not be the only broadly accepted ways consumers will engage with interfaces in the future. The future will also be touchless. These emerging technologies will enable brands to create new forms of media and interfaces to capture the attention (and imagination) of their audiences. They will facilitate increased interaction with their products and media in new ways, helping drive brand awareness, adoption and commerce. Ultimately these experiences will build relationships – and relationships build brands.
Companies will finally embrace the power of digital
Smart marketers will either continue to shift their budgets to the digital landscape or be outshined by more agile brands that understand the importance of being where their audience is.