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Article  |  Leadership

Hello, Curious – Our New Core Value

17 Apr 2017

Hello, Curious – Our New Core Value

Our core values drive every decision we make as a company – like who we hire and what projects we take on. Recently, we made a change to our core values to reflect our beliefs. Here's what we changed, and how we're implementing it in our day to day work.

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Article  |  Development

So...How Was Your First Week at Your Internship?

10 Apr 2017

So...How Was Your First Week at Your Internship?

After spending five months in coding school, it was great to get hands-on agency coding experience at Planet Argon. Taking the Ruby and Rails track at Epicodus gave me a breadth of knowledge and I was eager to continue learning about backend development and see bigger applications implemented with these technologies.

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Article  |  Development

WTF is a SWAG?

30 Jan 2017

WTF is a SWAG?

SWAG is the first step in a web development partnership – and we don’t mean style. See what questions we ask ourselves and our potential clients before calculating our ballpark project estimates.

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How New Eyes can Refresh a Stale Project

24 Jan 2017

How New Eyes can Refresh a Stale Project

In our initial calls with potential design partners, one of the first phrases we often hear is: I think we just need a fresh set of eyes on this project. Here's a few reasons outside perspectives are beneficial for refreshing a tired design.

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Article  |  Leadership

6 Reasons Not to Hire Planet Argon

10 Jan 2017

6 Reasons Not to Hire Planet Argon

We’ve partnered with incredible companies in dozens of different verticals: subscription snack services, spin studios, event venues, and technology companies, just to name a few. Our redesign and development abilities translate beyond one industry. But we aren’t the right fit for every project. Here are six reasons you shouldn't hire Planet Argon. It's not you, it's us.

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Article  |  Misc

Creating Templates with Google Drive

13 Dec 2016

Creating Templates with Google Drive

Do you use Google Drive for your everyday documents and spreadsheets? Wish you could just have a template for those files (instead of opening an old file and creating a copy)? Well, now you can (again). Google recently announced they were bringing back team templates. And this post walks you through how to take advantage of that feature.

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Article  |  UX

Getting Great Clients: More than Just Luck?

18 Oct 2016

Getting Great Clients: More than Just Luck?

The best clients are the ones that trust our expertise and seek our input on ideas, but aren’t afraid to poke holes when needed. They collaborate on ideas without pushing their needs over those of their users. They also make time when needed. But I’d argue luck has nothing to do with having a great client. Rather, it’s how you enable them to be great. And as a designer, that’s an important part of my role in a project.

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Article  |  UX

How to Find the Right Designer for Your Project

18 Oct 2016

How to Find the Right Designer for Your Project

Are you considering hiring a web designer or agency to help you with your web project? That’s great! But how are you making your decision? Considering there are plenty of options, from freelancer to design house to full service agency, here are a few things to look for when considering who to hire.

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Article  |  Project Management

How We Communicate

6 Oct 2016

How We Communicate

Who you work with and talk to definitely matters because it will determine how successfully you will be able to communicate about project matters. It will determine how well you trust your agency with your idea, and in turn, how well they feel their expertise is appreciated and understood in the room. Any communication style can work successfully. We talk about which works best for us.

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Article  |  Development

Why We Moved Our Site Off of Squarespace

21 Sep 2016

Why We Moved Our Site Off of Squarespace

Early this year, we launched a redesign of our website on Squarespace. After a few months, we had a handful of features we loved, but also a lot of roadblocks we were tired of maneuvering around. So we faced another decision, move off or add more development time into making it work. This story is about what we learned, and why we said goodbye to Squarespace.

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