Our Thoughts

How Should We Build It?

When building a website or app, we’re always confronted with the challenge of ‘how’. Does it need a CMS? Should we use off-the-shelf tools? Is it worth custom development? Below is our ever-evolving criteria for how we make that decision. Keep in mind, everyone’s project constraints are unique. Sometimes, a person’s budget excludes them from…
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How Should We Build It?

Author: Morgan J Lopes

When building a website or app, we’re always confronted with the challenge of ‘how’. Does it need a CMS? Should we use off-the-shelf tools? Is it worth custom development? Below is our ever-evolving criteria for how we make that decision. Keep in mind, everyone’s project constraints are unique. Sometimes, a person’s budget excludes them from…
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All the Devices, Browsers, and Versions

Author: Morgan J Lopes

When a website or app is being designed, the goal is to paint a clear picture of the optimal outcome. While it would be nice for the final product to mirror the design across every users device, that simply isn’t possible. It’s not merely unrealistic. It cannot be done. There is a vast array of…
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Keys to a Successful Project

Author: Morgan J Lopes

Consistent Progress Clear Deadlines Communicated Expectations Engaged stakeholders Patience with Unknowns Consistent Progress Clear Deadlines Communicated Expectations Engaged stakeholders Patience with Unknowns Final content. Finalized copy, imagery, and resources consistently bottleneck and project. Chicken or egg problem… we’ll know what copy we need once the site is complete… the site can’t be complete until final…
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What’s the Difference?

Author: Morgan J Lopes

We pursue focus. Our team members focus on one project at a time. We’ve found this pursuit produces exponentially better results than spreading them across multiple projects. We all know that great ideas happen when we’re on a walk or in the shower. When we’re working on one objective at a time, the value of…
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Our Proven Process for Building Great Software

Author: Morgan J Lopes

Whether an internal team, freelancer, or agency there are a few key elements within the journey of building great software. You’ll hear words thrown around like agile, waterfall, or a myriad of other systems. Regards of how you think about the work or the framework one ascribes, the same basic elements exist. Steps may get…
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We are Polar Notion

Author: Morgan J Lopes

Though we could most simply be described as a software engineering team that designs and develops web and mobile apps, we are far from normal. Hopefully our values say it best… We pursue excellence, not perfection. Whether the work we do or the way we do it, quality is at the forefront of our minds….
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