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Think back on all the content you could have read today. How many blog posts and articles did you scroll past on your Facebook newsfeed this morning? How many links did you thumb through on Twitter while you waited for your coffee? How many Google results did you hover over before picking one? I’m willing to bet that the meta-description played a... read more
My journey to Coalmarch is probably a little unorthodox. Until this last October, I was a public school Health and Physical Education teacher for fifteen years. Sure, all-day P.E. probably sounds pretty fun, but a man can only play so much dodgeball! Truthfully, teaching served me well for many years, but I felt like something was missing. My... read more
In November, I attended SassConf with Ryan Scotton in Austin, TX. In between gorging ourselves on delicious Tex-Mex, I kept hearing about gulp.js. On all of our projects at that time, we had been using guard to compile our Sass. Sure, it worked, but it sounded like gulp was a whole lot faster. Note: this article assumes you are at least somewhat... read more
We use the "IMPORT RANGE" function in Google Sheets frequently. It's crucial when trying to work with the behemoth of admin documents we have. Luckily, it's a pretty straightforward function. All it does is pull in a cell from another sheet into the sheet we're working in. But, there's one problem with it: if you're working with a... read more
This past month, several members of the Coalmarch crew spent a few days soaking up everything that Internet Summit had to offer. We made a game plan, split up, and attended educational sessions on everything from user experience to content marketing. For the purpose of this post, we’ll focus on content marketing– specifically, Arnie Kuenn’s pre-... read more