The coal bucket

From wireframes to site performance...

From the latest trends in HTML5 and CSS3 to user interface, user experience, and Drupal web development, the Coal Bucket is where we share our knowledge and experience in building great websites. Feel free to browse around, post your feedback, and maybe learn a little more about website design!

Drupal Developer
Ryan Scotton

June 28, 2016
Filed under: Website Design and Development

Last April, Autumn, Brian, and I attended SmashingConf SF 2016, an amazing conference hosted by one of the best web design/development resources on the web, Smashing Magazine. I owe a lot of my early interest in web development to nights spent browsing through their enormous site - it is chock full of web goodness, so if you haven’t seen it before... read more

Front End Developer
Autumn Welles

June 13, 2016
Filed under: Website Design and Development

In April, I attended Smashing Conference along with Ryan Scotton and Brian Coffelt in San Francisco. One of the overarching themes of Smashing Conference was pattern libraries, which inspired me to create a pattern library solution for Coalmarch. As the conference went on, and even after we got back to Raleigh, I started thinking about how we... read more

Front End Developer
Brian Coffelt

December 29, 2015
Filed under: Website Design and Development

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

Front End Developer
Autumn Welles

December 18, 2015
Filed under: Website Design and Development

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

Conversion Specialist
Rachel Betterbid

November 20, 2015
Filed under: Website Design and Development, Online Marketing, Graphic Design and Marketing

With the start of the holiday season comes the end to another year. Before you know it, it’s going to be 2016, and for any business that usually means new goals and new growth to be made for the new year. This means now is the time to start planning for those goals. Right now, in 2016, it’s safe to say that traditional marketing (commonly... read more


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