Heartbleed is a current hot topic on the internet and like most people, you may be wondering why you are getting such a scary named email from your favorite services providers. In this post I’m going to demystify this hot topic, talk about how it relates you and why you should pay close attention in the coming weeks.
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When we are coding a website at Frontcube, we always follow a 4 step process that we call the “The Golden Workflow”. In this post I will talk about this work process in hopes that it will help you to improve your web design workflow.Continue Reading »
We have recently employed a part-time office cleaning boy named “Sarfan”. He cares about every single thing in our company, some would say more than we do. Sadly he was born deaf and doesn’t have any traditional or special educational background. There is a very popular special education institute where we live and I still wonder how a special person like Sarfan has been ignored.
I still remember the day that we hired him. Indeed it was difficult. Since he does not have an education, he’s afraid to touch our papers, books, pen and computers. When we were negotiating his rates, I tried to write the numbers on paper. He reacted very strangely to this gesture and from what I understoodfrom his signs, he was trying to say that he cannot read or write. Then I showed him the numbers using my fingers and he was so happy. Initially I thought that this partnership was not going to work out in the long run, but I wanted to give him a chance anyway.Continue Reading »
We would like to let you know we have hired a rockstar! Yup, that’s right a rockstar! Ok so maybe she never played in a rock band and does not hang out with Mick Jagger but she can rock out a project plan or emails like it’s her job! We are excited to introduce you to the our Rockstar Organizer and the newest member of our team Tanja Ignjatic. She started on December 2nd, 2013 and she is here to make all of our lives a little be easier.
Tanja has a background in Administration as well as Event Coordination. She takes pride in getting the job done right the first time and loves dealing with people. She completed a Bachelors Degree at the University of Western Ontario in Organizational and Human Resource Management with a minor in French.
Help us welcome Tanja!
“Culture is King” – Robin Sharma
It is your company’s culture that defines its personality.
The culture behind your company helps others to understand what is important to you and what your organization stands for. Culture is, in a sense, your company’s life blood.
In a way it is culture that demands the success of a company and helps team members to grow and flourish. Without the influence of culture however the organization will originate its own.
Some time ago I had the privilege of reading ‘Delivering Happiness’ by Tony Hsieh, this was before I was thinking of hiring a “team.” In this book Tony not only talks about the importance of crafting and shaping good culture, but he also talks about the taste of the bitter fruits yielded from an abandoned culture as exemplified by his former company Link Exchange.Continue Reading »
Almost all content management systems feature the absolute basic and fundamental components that a simple website needs. Many of them also provide an API (Application Programming Interface) where we can extend the functionality of a site by adding Plugins and modules.
Without a doubt WordPress is an excellent platform to build highly customized websites. In this post I’m going to share 15 hand picked WordPress plugins that we use every day here at Frontcube.Continue Reading »
The whole culture has become afflicted with ADD, so much so that anyone or any business that can maintain its focus has an almost unfair advantage in the marketplace.
– Dave Ramsy, Entreleadership.
We live in the age of hyper distraction. There are millions of things screaming for and competing to win our attention every second of the day. We start with one task and quickly find ourselves sidetracked by something else that is completely irrelevant. It’s hard for us to read and complete one book before picking up another one. It’s hard for us to watch the same TV channel without switching. As Dave stated in his excellent book Entreleadership, the whole global culture is afflicted with Attention Deficit Disorder or simply ADD.Continue Reading »
Performance is a crucial factor when building websites. Whenever we load a web page, the browser sends a request to each and every file that is linked in the HTML and CSS files. Designers use CSS image sprites to reduce the number of requests to the server. Using data URIs is also another good alternative to reduce server requests.
Data URI represents a file type and it’s content in an text string which is encoded using the base64 encoding system. The beauty of this string is that you can directly store an image in the HTML or CSS file itself, rather than referring to the external source.Continue Reading »
Three years ago, frontcube officially started. The roots of the company began in my bedroom beginning with just a laptop and an Internet connection.
Nowadays I see more and more Sri Lankans are getting into Freelancing and business, but back in those days freelancing was a dirty word. I am glad that I made such a ‘risky decision’ early in my life to embark upon the freelancing journey and I stand by my decision.
Over the past couple of years, we haven’t spent the time to recognize frontcube anniversary. Today though, we want to do that by looking back at some of our biggest accomplishments.Continue Reading »