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!

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

Technical Director
Stacey Vernon

September 16, 2015
Filed under: Website Design and Development, Administration & Management

If somehow you missed one of our previous posts that explained what HUPPSA means and why it’s important to us, here’s a quick refresher: H: Helpful U: Upstanding P: Passionate P: Positive S: Smart A: Authentic These are our core values as a company, and the inspiration for this post is the S - Smart. Being smart means we need to keep... read more


July 22, 2015
Filed under: Latest News, Website Design and Development

On Wednesday afternoon, our very own Ryan Scotton led a talk at Duke University detailing Coalmarch’s custom integration with Duke's 3rd party system, Scholars@Duke. This is a project that Ryan and the rest of the Coalmarch development team have been diligently working on for almost 2 years, and are beyond excited to begin demonstrating its full... read more

Technical Director
Stacey Vernon

July 20, 2015
Filed under: Website Design and Development, Administration & Management

I’ve been in my new role with Coalmarch for just over 90 days (yay!), although it seems like more time must have passed than that. In looking back over my 90 day objectives and reviewing my goals, I’m most proud of this one: “Implement Scrum as the new development methodology.” Jason, our Managing Director, had introduced the idea of Scrum to the... read more


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