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Bay Area Drupal Camp 2013

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I just got back from BADCamp 2013 in Berkeley, California, and it was a great time had by all! I was fortunate to attend a number of really good sessions, including Megan’s talk on design thinking for client engagement, and Snugug’s talk on style prototyping. I also got really good feedback on my own presentation…

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Put a Bird on It: DrupalCon Portland 2013

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“Put a bird on it” is perhaps what comes to mind when you think of Portland. Or going shopping without that pesky sales tax. Or maybe a nude bicyclist waving a “Keep Portland Weird” flag. Or Fred Armisen in a Portlandia skit. Or craft beer… hipsters… mustaches… All true. This year, however, Portland also became…

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Sprint 0: Divergence & Convergence

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For website or application design projects that employ an Agile Scrum methodology, I often like to begin the project with a “Sprint 0”. Sprint 0 is a unique iteration that happens right at the start of the project to allow for some foundational architecture to be established, the requirements to be clarified, and for the…

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Fixed vs Estimated: Understanding the Methodology Triangles

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Ok get your hard-hats on, as I’m going to be using a construction analogy. I was talking with my friend Sean the other day about Agile (Scrum) vs Waterfall, and we began using the analogy of building a house to compare the two methodologies. At first I didn’t think the analogy was going to get…

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Designing a Great Mobile User Experience

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Navigating the Multi-Dimensional Landscape The goal of today’s blog post is to offer up some insights and advice for navigating the current mobile landscape with its myriad of screen sizes and pixel densities. Once upon a time I worked for the Vancouver Canucks hockey team, and was part of their effort to be the first…

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The Agile Drupalist

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At Pop Digital we work with clients using both Waterfall and Agile methodologies, which presents unique challenges when using Drupal as the chosen web technology. Ok, ok you got me… Agile isn’t a methodology, it’s a concept or philosophy. In which case we use Scrum or Kanban as methodologies when working in Agile. But the…

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