11 Jan 2017

Understanding Lightning Component Events

Susanna Oliver
Posted in: HTML, JavaScript, Lightning, Salesforce, Web Development

Lightning components are designed to be self-contained and independent. While this is great for modular development and encapsulation, it comes at a price. That price is JavaScript. JavaScript from one component can’t talk with another, and that’s why Lightning components use events. Events handle any interaction that needs to take place between components: button clicks, modals, etc.

27 Dec 2016

To Use or Not to Use: px, em, rem or %?

Susanna Oliver
Posted in: Bootstrap, CSS, HTML, Web Development

Pixels and rems and ems and percents, oh my. While there are several different methods for coding with font sizes, it all depends on what’s right for your particular project.

30 Oct 2015

How to Optimize Images for Screen Readers With Image Alt Tags

Ben Myhre
Posted in: Digital Marketing, HTML, Integrated Marketing, SEO, Web Development, Buyer Journey Optimization, Targeted Marketing Programs

Should we use an alt attribute on all images? The answer is simple. YES. What if it is an image that is for decoration only? YES! You should still be using an alt attribute.

30 Jun 2014

How to Create Consistent Text Spacing in HTML Emails

Susanna Oliver
Posted in: CSS, Digital Experience, Digital Marketing, Email Marketing, HTML, Integrated Marketing, Mobile, Web Development, Targeted Marketing Programs, Technical Strategy

Achieving consistent white space across some thirty-odd email clients, screen sizes, and versions can be tricky. In fact, let’s face it: it’s impossible. We’re up against monumental odds: inconsistent standards (or rather, lack thereof) across email clients, old versions, different browser renderings of web mail, multitudes of screen sizes, and then all of that compounded by mobile.

31 Jan 2014

HTML Email: 2013 In Review

Susanna Oliver
Posted in: Digital Experience, Digital Marketing, Email Marketing, HTML, Integrated Marketing, Mobile, Web Development, Targeted Marketing Programs, Technical Strategy

The year 2013 could be summarized as “Year of the Mobile” since mobile devices surpassed desktop email opens to capture 50% of the emails opened according to Litmus. Mobile started out in January of 2013 with 42% and finished in December with 51%. While most emails were opened on iPhone or other iOS devices, Android’s popularity soared by 57% in 2013.

21 Nov 2011

Learning HTML and CSS one line of code at a time

Shannon Luney
Posted in: CSS, Graphic Design, HTML, Internet, Technology, Web Development

I spend a lot of my time designing websites and working with developers to make them functional. When talking to developers about what design limitations I have, I think it is important for me to understand their explanations. I have learned a lot by working side by side with developers over the past 4 years, but I always want to learn more.

29 Apr 2010

Why Marketers Should Know About HTML5

Dean Froslie
Posted in: Digital Marketing, HTML, Integrated Marketing, Internet, SEO, Video, Buyer Journey Optimization, Content Development, Targeted Marketing Programs

For those of us who aren’t web developers, it’s easy to ignore the HTML5 chatter. So what’s different this time? Why should marketers start paying attention?

26 May 2009

Skip Photoshop…Mock Up Tables in HTML and CSS

Erik Uetz
Posted in: CSS, Graphic Design, HTML, Web Development

Photoshop is a great tool for mocking up websites. Layers, shapes, and filters help make the design process quick and easy. However, designing data tables can be a chore. Setting the spacing and alignment of the text, borders, and rows isn’t necessarily hard, but is definitely tedious. A simple change of cell padding could require resizing and moving dozens of objects and layers, one at a time.

My advice for mocking up data tables in Photoshop? Don’t bother. There are plenty of other tools that design tables with less effort. And since a mockup’s final destination is a website, why not start with HTML?