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Outlier Launches New Drupal Website for Northwest EMC

Drupal Website Launch Tops off a Rebranding Campaign for Northwest EMC

Web Development

Kathleen Martin - July 30 at 04:25 pm - 6 views

In 2014, Northwest EMC undertook a website redesign that reflected the journey the testing agency had taken to get to its current state of operation—six testing labs in six states, all opened within almost 20 years. That’s some serious growth, and ...

Creating Awesome Menus in Drupal: Part 1

Drupal

outlierdavid - July 24 at 03:07 pm - 7 views

When it comes to the development of a website, there's nothing more fun than the intricate detail that goes into a main navigation menu.

It's a New Responsive Website Design for San Diego Based Retailer Event Network

It's a New Responsive Website Design for International Retailer Event Network

Web Design

Kathleen Martin - July 23 at 10:35 am - 5 views

A San Diego OpportunityWe’re pretty excited to announce the “birth” of our most recent San Diego web development projects this week with the launch of a new website redesign for San Diego-based international cultural retailer, Event Network.Event...

Web Style Guides and Brand Reach - Foundational Elements

Web Style Guides and Brand Reach - Foundational Elements

Design

dianalien - July 21 at 11:03 am - 2 views

In an earlier post—Branding Translation, the Meaning Behind Visual Language—we discussed the importance of brand consistency and a thorough brand guideline.In this post we move over to Web Style Guides—guidelines to creating web elements, and dis...

social media audit

Kick Start Your Social Strategy with a Social Media Audit

Social Media

Kathleen Martin - July 17 at 03:22 pm - 3 views

An audit doesn’t have to be a painful experience. I'd go so far as to say they can be downright fun, at least when it comes to social media audits, providing a deeper level of insight into your current social media landscape to help you pre...

Awesome CSS3 Buttons With :before and :after pseudo-classes

Coding

Preston Schmidt - July 14 at 08:22 am - 374 views

We are going to look at creating a few of the coolest css3 buttons you can make with the user of the :before and :after pseudo-classes. It's fairly easy and using these pseudo-classes gives you a lot of power to create some pretty fancy butto...

From Motor City to the Wilds of Washington State: Outlier Month in Photos

Outlier Company News

dianalien - July 1 at 09:10 am - 2 views

It's been a whirlwind of a month! And we didn't want to miss the chance to share the excitement. Five states in 30 days, and a whole lot of good times in between.... check out our first installment of our new Outlier Month in Photos collection, June 20...

Full Page Overlay Navigation With jQuery

Coding

Preston Schmidt - July 1 at 08:49 am - 47 views

Here is an overlay navigation that functions with a little bit of javascript. This is a functional, yet stylish menu that will work for both desktop navigation, as well as mobile navigation. The javascript fires off a "click" event so it...

Google Event Tracking With jQuery

Web Development

Preston Schmidt - June 30 at 02:13 pm - 662 views

Tracking Google Events with javascript makes it easy to keep track of the events on your site that are important to you. You can have multiple events tracking all from one file, no longer needing to add markup to each instance of a link or el...

Useful Terminal Commands and More For Design and Development

Web Development

Preston Schmidt - June 30 at 01:14 pm - 2 views

Login through SSH, export a database, import a database to your local computer, securely download a file from your server to your computer, see common GIT commands, show hidden files, find files with Terminal, and create .bash_profile aliases...

Magento - Removing Billing Agreements, Recurring Profiles, and My Applications

Coding

Preston Schmidt - June 27 at 12:34 pm - 378 views

Editing The Template FilesEditing The My Applications FileLets start with the oauth.xml file:This file is located under app/design/frontend/base/default/layout/oauth.xmlOpen this file in a text editor and towards the bottom of this page is a block of c...

Template Overrides With Magento

Coding

Preston Schmidt - June 27 at 12:16 pm - 2 views

Magento template Override BasicsSometimes with Magento you need to make changes to the template files to configure and/or construct your site to your specific needs and application. Luckily it's a fairly straight forward process when it comes to this, ...

Disable Magento Product Download, Review and Wishlist

Coding

Preston Schmidt - June 27 at 11:11 am - 7 views

Navigate The Magento Configuration SettingsMost of your basics settings with Magento sites can be set and manipulated through the admin panel in the backend.At the top navigation, hover over "system", and click on "configuration" at the bottom of the d...

David Drake - Outlier Developer

Tips and Tools to Optimize the Heck Out of Your Website

UX/UI Design

Kathleen Martin - June 12 at 04:07 pm - 4 views

Pushing, pulling, tweaking, updating--whatever your fancy terminology, we know as marketers we’re a little bit like the mythical shark. You know the one that would die if it stopped swimming? Yeah turns out that doesn’t really happen, but for marke...

Responsive Video Size With CSS

Web Design

Preston Schmidt - May 12 at 03:18 pm - 1369 views

Responsive Video That Maintains Aspect RatioAlong with everything else in our responsive design layouts, we want our video to be responsive as well, and that's actually pretty easy to do. From embedded videos from YouTube, to iframe content and more, w...

Game of Codes Desktop and Mobile Wallpapers

Game of Thrones (and Codes) Desktop and Mobile Wallpapers

Design

dianalien - April 4 at 11:05 am - 14 views

Are you ready?!Game of Thrones Season 4 starts back up this Sunday, April 6th - with an episode titled "Two Swords".We're major fanboys (and fangirls) here at Outlier, and can't wait to see what this season has in store for us. These desktop ...

All Different Sizes of Mobile Devices

It's A Mobile World We Live in: Responsive Email Design & Content Strategy

Email Marketing

Kathleen Martin - March 31 at 03:30 pm - 2 views

We’ve all been intrigued by responsive web design for a while now and, for the majority of us, we’ve gone ahead and tipped back a frosty mug or two of the Kool-Aid (here at Outlier for example any new website design project we undertake employs res...

Responsive Layout Image

Top 3 2014 Web Design Trends

Web Design

Preston Schmidt - March 20 at 11:12 am - 1 view

Large Hero BannersHero banners are one of the new web elements leading a fresh wave of designs which you can find more increasingly throughout the internet. A hero is a full width element that provides a lot of impact for viewers as they first land on ...

Things To Do In Portland

Lifestyle

Preston Schmidt - March 13 at 11:50 am - 1 view

Get Out And Have Some Fun!The weekend is coming and there happens to be a couple fun things going on, and it just so happens that some of the Outlier team will be out there participating.This Sunday, March 16th, Starting at Waterfront Park in Downtown ...

5 Useful Sass and Compass Extensions for Responsive Drupal Development

Web Development

acabouet - March 6 at 11:50 am - 8 views

Are you using a CSS preprocessor? You should be! Preprocessors are the new face of CSS and they’re basically all upside, turning the over-extended styling language into the sleek, object-oriented, thing of beauty it was meant to be. We’re partial t...

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