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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.

Morning Reads

Apollo Gonzales's picture

Morning Reads: Facebook Marketing and Conferences

Today we’re spending some time with the Facebook team for a live chat on the topic of marketing stats, then we’ve got a huge list of conferences you should be considering this year. Something for everyone this beautiful Friday morning.

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Apollo Gonzales's picture

Morning Reads: SEO and Coding

We’re going to keep this short and sweet today. First a ridiculously amazing list of things you can do to be better at SEO. Second, teach yourself to code. Seriously.

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Apollo Gonzales's picture

Morning Reads: People, Data Gurus, and Failing

This morning we take a look at some core principles that should matter to you, even if they seem like bad words. We’re also reminded why data people are just as important as the data itself. And finally, we talk about the taboo and importance of failure in the nonprofit space.

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Apollo Gonzales's picture

Morning Reads: Liar, Liar Pants on Fire, Whither the Narwhal, and Predicting Virality

This morning we're reading about a new fact checking tool that will help your team respond real time to false talking points, opening up the most successful tool in campaign history to everyone, and a divining stick for viral conent.

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Apollo Gonzales's picture

Morning Reads: Community, Comments, and Doing It By The Book

This morning we take a look at what it takes to be a good community manager, empowering your audience to have a conversation around and with your brand, and giving your team some guidance so they don't run afoul of c3 and c4 rules.

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Apollo Gonzales's picture

Morning Reads: Vine, SEO, and Teams

In which Twitter adds more features, your uniqueness is encouraged and affirmed, and your team takes center stage.

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Apollo Gonzales's picture

Morning Reads: Analytics, Advocacy, and Missing the Forest for the Trees

This morning we've discovered a new analytics tool, and a great conversation about advocacy in DC. We also discover that, despite the fact that some people are evangelizing for a brand, that brand wants to shut them down.

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Apollo Gonzales's picture

Morning Reads: HTML 5, Hacking, and Hoaxes

Here are a few items that came up in our reading list this morning.

Strategy

Tony Guzmán's picture

Drupal Usability Tips

You may have heard this before - Drupal has a reputation for low grades in the usability department. That’s been a knock against Drupal since the beginning.
There are probably hundreds if not thousands of blog posts comparing Drupal to, say, Wordpress, when it comes to ease of use.

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Jesse Littlewood's picture

Responsive Design: What to Know

Mobile is the future of the web.

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