“(Here are) the raw material of facts and thoughts, wood, as it were, so called from the multiplicity and variety of the matter contained therein.”
From Ben Jonson’s Commonplace Book


Graziella Jackson's picture

15 Books That Helped Shaped My Approach to UX

I was enjoying a quiet moment alone on the back patio during Thanksgiving break with my family and came across a WIRED


Sara Kaplow's picture

Thinking Outside of Yourself

Prioritizing others is at the heart of what many of our clients at Echo & Co. do. It’s what the nonprofits we love are formed around: working toward the greater good, fighting for the disenfranchised, shining light on injustice, and trying to make the world a better place.


Lauren Zingarelli's picture

The Ultimate Email Checklist

Our ultimate email checklist is a series of checks, or reminders, of what needs to be in place before you set targeting and hit send. It's similar to your grocery list.


Miles Blackwood's picture

Rapid Drupal Scaffolding with Yeoman

The Console module in Drupal 8 has a lot of developers excited, seeing as it has built in support for scaffolding out and generating modules at the command line.


Nick Massa's picture

Code Academy: How My Big Risk Paid Off in a Big Way

What do you get when you take an English major, put him in a room with a bunch of incredibly bright tech minds, and tell him to spend the next several months learning how to code?


Ryan Co's picture

Designing with Math in Mind

Design can sometimes be a subjective process. As experts in the field, we study our client's brand and business goals, rely on our expertise, and search out inspiration to help guide us in making design decisions.


Leif Nordberg's picture

5 Digital Priorities for Your Organization in 2015

It may not be Dick Clark official, but it’s true nonetheless: 2015 is upon us. With it comes new budget cycles, fundraising goals, and election countdowns.


Alan Ivey's picture

OS X 10.10 Yosemite Local Development Environment: Apache, PHP, and MySQL with Homebrew

OS X 10.10 Yosemite comes with Apache and PHP pre-installed, but it's not in a great configuration, requires root to make lots of changes, and can introduce issues with file ownership and permissions. We prefer to use Homebrew to avoid these problems and because it's easier to keep up to date with newer versions of each component and extend customization. We can also set things up to be fully automatic so you can create new websites locally without needing to edit any configuration files.


Will Patterson's picture

Getting Line Count (and Length) with JavaScript

JavaScript provides fantastic tools for dealing with HTML element positions, but when it comes to text nodes there are very few options.


Lauren Zingarelli's picture

A Nonprofit Wish List

It's that time of year again. The season can't help but lend itself to a variation of posts modeled after the classic wish list. And yet, here’s another.


Dibby Johnson's picture

Retreat Yourself!

Let me tell you about the recent Echo & Co. retreat and why you should plan one for your team. A well-planned retreat can be time and money well spent.

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