Building a website that goes beyond being a pretty digital brochure, has many interrelated pieces. It has a great design that engages its visitors; it’s flexible and easy to update for site owners; and it ranks well on Google, driving targeted traffic to the site.
We’ve built a lot of websites over the years, and in that time we’ve had the chance to work with many different technologies. From ExpressionEngine to Wordpress, we’ve worked with it all, and through everything we have settled on Craft as our go to Content Management System (CMS).
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Earlier in 2015, at their annual React.js conference, Facebook made an exciting announcement with the release of React Native: a platform bringing the brilliance of React JS to the process of developing native apps. For years web developers and designers have looked for a platform allowing them to use their web-based skills to create mobile apps, the question remains, is React Native the platform to bridge this gap? Furthermore, is it a game-changer in the landscape of platform architecture and development?
Authentic F&F started the year with a fairly large change. The last day in 2014 was also the last day for our previous (and first) employee, Ian, who decided it was time for him to move on from Authentic and venture on his own path. Ian became a great colleague and friend to both Chris and I, and seeing him leave disrupted the idealist picture of what we wanted our business to be, questioning many decisions we've made about how to build our business.
This change, while hard to digest at first, forced us to take a hard look our company’s remote-oriented vision. Not only how to retain talented remote employees, but ensuring all members of the team felt fulfilled; in the work they are doing individually, and in business we are creating together.