Why we custom build things only as a last resort

At the beginning of the year, we scrapped a custom time tracking system we had used for years in favor of a service called Harvest.  To be blunt, our custom system was dated and kind of sucked.  Harvest is much easier to use and has much better reporting tools.  The transition to Harvest has been super smooth,...

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Brick Factory Website Gets a Facelift

We quietly launched a new version of our Brick Factory website on Monday.  I wrote a post a month or so ago with all the gory details about the redesign, so I won’t rehash all that here.

My favorite part of the site are the bio pages our design team put together. ...

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Two Updates

1. Campaign Tech Conference

I will be speaking on a panel at the Campaign Tech Conference, which takes place this Thursday and Friday in Washington DC.  The panel is called “If it crashes, they can’t come: Planning uptime in Politics”, and takes place on Friday from 2:00 – 3:00.  I will be joined on the panel by Matthew Dybwad of CRAFT | Media / Digital and Alex Griffis of the Prosper Group. ...

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March Madness at the Brick Factory

Last Friday was a big day for the Brick Factory.   To celebrate the start of the NCAA basketball tournament, we ordered barbeque from Hill Country and watched some of the games in our conference room.  More importantly, our super talented designer Freddy Trejo (pictured above) delivered an amazing piece of Brick Factory-inspired artwork that he has been working on the last few months.  ...

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Need to Build a Splash Page in Drupal 7? Get Splashify

A splash page is an interim page on a site that asks a visitor to perform an action, such as making a donation or signing up for an email list, before visiting the page they intended.  While splash pages can be annoying to users, they work.  Given their effectiveness, we end up building splash pages for clients quite frequently in the CMS we specialize in,...

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