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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

Article  |  Development

How to create an 'off' click event - the Ember way

6 Apr 2015

We’ve been working on a project recently in which our designs called for a hover dropdown menu that did not close until the user clicks outside of the drop-down. Creating something like this in jQuery and in a Ruby on Rails app would have been a no-brainer. But I quickly discovered it wasn’t going to be quite so straightforward in our new Ember app.

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Planet Argon loves Friends of Trees

6 Apr 2015

A few of us spent Saturday helping Friends of Trees plant trees in NE Portland.

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Vinyl Wall Graphics via Sticker Mule

2 Apr 2015

Vinyl Wall Graphics via Sticker Mule

Our friends at Sticker Mule recently began selling wall graphics. Here’s our first.

Video  |  Strategy

Badass Users Book Trailer

16 Mar 2015

Badass Users Book Trailer from Seriouspony on Vimeo.

Kathy Sierra put together her own book trailer using stock videos.

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Embrace the jargon

16 Mar 2015

Don't discourage jargon use in your domain. Embrace it. Teach it. Invent it. Help your users learn it and find chances to use it.

Kathy Sierra from Badass: Making Users Awesome

For years, I have been convincing myself that we need to speak in non-industry terms with our clients so that we don't alienate them. Now I am left wondering if we've just created a new problem.

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Portland: Opportunities and Challenges as an Evolving Tech Hub

13 Mar 2015

in general the report found that young and educated people are attracted to Portland because it’s a 'place where people come to live, recreate, and do business—differently.'

Skip Newberry, Technology Assoc. of Oregon from Evolving Portland’s Tech Economy: Livability and Stewardship Is Key

There isn't a week that goes by that I don't wonder if I would have been able to help build a company like Planet Argon in another city. There's something in the water here.

Article  |  Leadership

Before Dawn: Don’t fear the Sunrise

5 Feb 2015

A short story about how a seemingly harmless blog post by the folks at 37signals may have impacted the future of Planet Argon…or maybe it didn’t.

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The Official Planet Argon List o' Favorites 2014

27 Jan 2015

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Yoga on Planet Argon

22 Jan 2015

Anyone who has used a computer keyboard as their primary tool of the trade knows the aches and pains that come with it; the achey wrists, tight forearms, stiff shoulders, maybe even some lower back pain from sitting in that “ergonomic” desk chair. Or perhaps you are more familiar with the 3pm slump? The time of day when you begin to start looking for a cookie or search for a comfy spot to take a nap.

At Planet Argon, we’re no strangers to these aches, pains and nap-attacks. That’s why we’ve started combatting it with yoga twice a week. In the afternoons, we stand up and spend about 20 minutes creating space in our joints and between our bones, stretching our muscles and breathing deeply. Every one of us has different aches, different levels of flexibility and varying experience with yoga but we all benefit from the simple action of getting up and moving around.

Some of our regular moves include:

These are some simple moves that, done with regularity, can heal and even prevent those pains and give a jolt of energy without grabbing a cookie or a quick slumber. We can do all of these without a yoga mat and it doesn’t even require you to wear stretchy pants (though you can if you want, we won’t judge).

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Watch this short documentary about Aaron Draplin in his element

22 Dec 2014

Earlier this year, I had the good fortune of seeing Aaron Draplin of Draplin Design Co. speak at TEDxPortland. This short documentary series that Vans put together captures him in his element. Totally worth your time to watch these.

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Happy Holidays, New Relic!

18 Dec 2014

Happy Holidays, New Relic!

Our partners at New Relic sent us some new shirts. Thanks!

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Happy Holidays, Engine Yard!

16 Dec 2014

Happy Holidays, Engine Yard!

Our friends at Engine Yard sent us a box of goodies. Happy Holidays!

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New Edgefield Theater Microsite

12 Dec 2014

The Edgefield Power Station becomes the fourth McMenamins theater with a new theater microsite.

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HomeZada’s New Site Launches!

9 Dec 2014

We're proud to announce the launch of the new HomeZada site!

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Get Ready to be ZYNSPIRED!

4 Dec 2014

We are so pleased to announce the launch of ZYN22’s new website; highlighting a new branch of cycling studios that uses high-intensity interval training of cardio, weight training, and cycling WITH amazing sound, lighting, and inspirational instructors.

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McMenamins Private Events Microsite Launches!

3 Dec 2014

We are happy to announce the launch of the new McMenamins Private Events microsite. With several properties around the Northwest, you can rent a space for any type of event big or small, formal or casual, inside or out.

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Japanese Snacks Anyone?

25 Nov 2014

Our team is pleased to start working with Skoshbox, a monthly box subscription service of Japanese sweet and savory snacks. They are a “a taste of japan at your doorstep”. They also have an online shop where users can buy their favorite snacks from their favorite boxes.

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Around we go

24 Oct 2014

Around we go

Am convinced that an ideal team size is one that can still fit together on a park carousel.

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St. John’s Theater Microsite Launches

26 Sep 2014

St. John's Theater microsite launches!

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How are vinyl records pressed?

25 Aug 2014

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Colby Aley, another talented 17 year old engineering intern in high school.

21 Aug 2014

Article  |  Project Management

The Retrospective Trifecta

19 Aug 2014

The Retrospective Trifecta

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The Results of the 2014 Rails Hosting Survey are in!

31 Jul 2014

We are proud to announce that we have released the results for the 2014 Ruby on Rails Hosting Survey! This year was an interesting challenge for us because we decided to display the results from previous years along with this year’s data.

How did we do that, you may ask? Charts! If a question was asked in a previous year, the viewer may switch the active color of the chart to highlight the data for that specific year. Neat-o!

We’ve made comments about what has changed throughout the years, but we want you to play around with the data and compare.

Thank you to everyone who participated this year!

Take a look at the Ruby on Rails Hosting Survey 2014.

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