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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!



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Jason Stanley

February 27, 2017
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How the growth of Alexa, Siri, Ok Google, Cortana, and Bixby are shaping the future of lead generation.   Back in November I published a post about how I expect emerging voice technology and digital assistants like Siri, Alexa, Cortana, and Ok Google to impact how people find and use services in the future. The next month, I presented my... read more


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February 7, 2017
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Service businesses live and die by their ability to get leads, and the internet is a virtual goldmine. But in an ever-expanding sea of competing listings, it takes more than a $20 DIY website and a Facebook page to get noticed. Thankfully, it doesn’t take a million dollar marketing budget, either. The Grow! Inbound Marketing System - How to... read more


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June 28, 2016
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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



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June 13, 2016
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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


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December 29, 2015
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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


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