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UX Framework for Healthcare apps

5 Feb 2016

Article  |  Leadership

Versatile: Another Core Value

2 Feb 2016

We are versatile

Some time in the last year we decided that we needed to re-examine our existing core values. When we sat down to rethink this, versatility was already one of our core objectives. It’s one of our values that has stuck with us and has been relevant in our agency throughout the years.

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We're moving to One North in Portland

27 Jan 2016

Link  |  Strategy

C'mon...It's 2016!

12 Jan 2016

Article  |  Development

Creating Custom Actions in Spree Commerce

11 Jan 2016

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A developer's walkthrough for creating a custom action inside Spree Commerces internals.

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Article  |  Leadership

Proactive: A Planet Argon Core Value

4 Jan 2016

proactive-team

As a core value, we define proactive as actively seeking opportunities to improve our client’s products, our processes, and our abilities. What does that mean? And why is this important to us?

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Reflection on the Past and a Look to the Future

22 Dec 2015

Link  |  Development

Brian gives a thumbs up to Bootstrap

17 Dec 2015

Article  |  Strategy

Why I Ask Why And You Should Too

8 Dec 2015

why

As a designer, asking that simple question, ‘why?’, is very critical to my job, and one I need to ask before I start anything. Why?

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Article  |  Work

A New "Recipe Box"

4 Nov 2015

Just in time for the holidays, we are excited to announce the launch of the new Recipe Box by Oregonian|OregonLive; a redesigned, responsive site that allows users to easily search and find the publication’s collection of recipes.

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Article  |  UX

Thoughts on Portland's Responsive Field Day

3 Nov 2015

A handful of weeks ago, a handful of us had the awesome opportunity to attend Portland’s Responsive Field Day; a one day conference on responsive design mirrored after Responsive Day Out— a conference put on by Jeremy Keith and Clearleft in the UK. Here's what we had to say.

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Getting on board with themes

14 Oct 2015

Article  |  Studio

Turning our attention to our main concern, the pyramid

5 Oct 2015

Last week, we unveiled the new Planet Argon logo to the team. We’re delighted to now share it with you.

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Link  |  Development

Ember 2.x has been released

13 Aug 2015

Article  |  Strategy

User Research Is Unnecessary and Other Such Myths

13 Jul 2015

The better we understand users, the better products and services we can create. User research is a critical, yet often overlooked step in the development process. Read on for a look at a few commonly held misconceptions about user research and learn why it's more more accessible for your project than you may think.

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Article  |  Leadership

Why we signed the Portland Tech Diversity Pledge

13 Jul 2015

While the diversity of our team has improved the past few years, we have a lot of work to do.

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Article  |  Studio

Catchup with James Anderson, Planet Argon's youngest intern

1 Jul 2015

I got to catchup recently with James Anderson, aka @_jamesaanderson, who was Planet Argon's youngest intern at 14 in 2013 to find out what he's been up to since then.

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Article  |  Studio

Our Employment Policy on Marijuana

30 Jun 2015

A brief statement on Planet Argon's employment policy regarding marijuana consumption.

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Article  |  Leadership

Planet Argon named 148th fastest-growing private company in Portland

24 Jun 2015

The Portland Business Journal ranked Planet Argon as the 148th fastest-growing private company in Portland of 2014.

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A hands-on intro to building modern web applications with Elixir and Phoenix

8 Jun 2015

Article  |  Development

Haml - A Change of Heart

7 May 2015

It was a couple of years ago when I was introduced to Haml. I believe my first time working with it was on an inherited project. The markup was very unfamiliar and a bit of a pain. Why would anyone want to abstract out HTML when you could just write it normally? It initially seemed like a needless, intermediary step.

I did recognize some of it's benefits. For example, it is nice to not have to worry about closing tags and the amount of typing it could save was pretty obvious. However, the indentation and other quirks seemed like a little too much to put up with.

So I went about my day, turning my nose up at the mention of Haml. Too cool for school, right?

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Link  |  Project Management

IN DEFENSE OF ESTIMATES

6 May 2015

Link  |  Development

The 'Back to Top' Elevator

22 Apr 2015

Article  |  Work

Skoshbox relaunches on new platform

9 Apr 2015

Skoshbox delivers a nicely curated box filled with Japanese snacks each month and sells individual products. In late 2014, Skoshbox selected Planet Argon to help launch them on a new platform.

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Sending actions to your Ember Components.

8 Apr 2015