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!

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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Esly Nunez

November 13, 2015
Filed under: Website Design and Development

In the Spring of 2003 I attended a performance by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. I was awestruck by the diverse mass of talented musicians coming together in unison and harmony to produce an alluring composition. An application could arguably be compared to an orchestra. Every section equating to a component of the software stack and the... read more


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