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Peter Sax's picture

Architecting Brennan Center's Interactive Map Building Tool

Our own devilishly handsome Project Manager and #1 Giants fan Tony Guzmán already wrote about the U.S. State Map building tool we created for the Brennan Center for Justice. Now I'm going to outline a bit of the underlying architecture, built on Drupal 7.


Apollo Gonzales's picture

A Lesson From's Union Buster Dilemma

There is a lot of talk today about the decision to dump the "union busting" petition started on their site recently.


Liz Schwartz's picture

Tell me a story

In the 2006 Preakness Stakes, Barbaro, a horse widely expected to have the best chance at winning the Triple Crown as any horse since Affirmed in 1978, pulled up shortly after the start of the race, hopping on three legs while his right hind dang


Juan González's picture

Should you redesign your website?

It's a question that all of us confront sooner or later.


Tyler Renelle's picture

Drupal sans Github: Missed Opportunity

tl;dr Drupal moved to Git; but in not moving to Github as well (or developing a similar platform on D.O), I believe it has missed the


Beckie Moses's picture

How the Internet is Making Me Healthier

I’m a self-proclaimed research junkie. I can easily spend hours of my day reading reviews of a blender I’m thinking about buying or the pair of shoes


Apollo Gonzales's picture

Facebook's New Tools for Admins

Facebook is rolling out a few changes for Page admins today that should have people pretty excited. These new tools should make administering content


Leif Nordberg's picture

Bad words on the internet

There may be no more culturally defining characteristic than language. And on the internet, it’s our words that people experience first—they rarely see our faces or clothes, or hear our accents.


Joshua Wachs's picture

Baseball: The Root of Hate?

Well over two years ago I canceled cable TV... and the Red Sox have been in a slump ever since. If you’re a “real” Boston fan, you’re probably blaming me right now.


Apollo Gonzales's picture

Test Your Assumptions

Best practices documents are great. They give us guidelines that help us reduce the amount of time we might waste doing lots of things. Here in the digital space we've got best practices for just about everything from email to UX design.


Apollo Gonzales's picture

GM halts Facebook Ads, a lesson on Engagement and Resources

There is quite a bit of hubbub today about GM's plans to halt their paid efforts with Facebook ads.

I see you like to read printed material. You should check out Nicco's book The End of Big: