Welcome to the Coalmarch blog, where we write about website design, programming, Drupal, Adobe Photoshop, how not to get run over by a downtown Raleigh bus, and much, much more.
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The culture at Coalmarch is somewhat unique. When one fails, we all fail. On the flip side, When one succeeds, we all succeed. It’s important to note that we don’t live by “every man for himself” as the cold corporate world is sometimes accustomed to. We live by HUPPSA. Now you may have heard the acronym before, but we can’t just sum it up in one... read more
As our Coalmarch family grew, so did our need for a new home. In March 2014, Coalmarch made the gigantic move from Wilmington Street to Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh. If you’re not familiar with the area, .1 miles stands between the former and current location of our agency. History is prevalent among the streets of the Oak City and our... read more
Omega is a base theme for Drupal that uses Drush, Sass, Compass, and Susy to jumpstart your theme. I'm going to break down how each of these things work together to make theme development a whole lot easier. There is a bit of setup involved, so you should be somewhat comfortable with the command line (Terminal). Prerequisites Ruby (I'm... read more
Here at Coalmarch, our fundamental business challenge is to interpret the objectives of our clients and translate them into marketing strategies and functional websites. The more effectively we do this, the happier our clients are. The more efficiently we do it, the happier our bottom line is. And therein lies the rub- how can we build... read more
Let’s get growing! On my first day of work at Coalmarch, I had a red book on my desk: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time by Jeff Sutherland (frequently referred to as “the good book” by members of my team). I was told that the company would soon be migrating to a development model called SCRUM. By my second week, I took on the... read more