Finding Clients

The hardest part about starting a web development company hasn’t been doing the actual work, I am a confident developer who believes in his skills. However I missed the memo on having to also be a business man.

Below are a few ways I have found to help find clients and spread the word about your new business. Continue reading

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The End Times Are Near

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Almost done! We’re cleaning up bugs and spell checking articles. We’ll make some sort of announcement very soon. Sorry about all the lorum ipsum and such. It wont be much longer.

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Chrome has an inset box-shadow bug

nope1 Chrome has an inset box shadow bug

Rendering fancy buttons in CSS3 is completely feasible with modern browsers. It’s less expensive on page load and you can accomplish popular button treatments with CSS border-radius, gradients and box-shadows.

I was building a button the other day that used a dark border and inset box-shadow to give it a slight inner glow. Guess what? When combined with border-radius, Chrome for Windows renders inset box-shadow incorrectly. The inset shadow ends up on the outside of the round corners. Sucks. Solution after the jump.

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This is How You Have an Idea.

Kill your timid notion of creativity with a semi-sort of comic by writer/designer Frank Chimero.

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A New World

Hardly Code has been a long term goal, but never a reality for Rick and myself.  We never really “had” a name for the company and it took three years to finally figure it out, but here we are.  The official name a fair amount of revisions, first it was MurLoe, a horrible pun off both are last names, then Superbious, a most excellent name that never took fruition, and finally Hardly Code, the progression is much like our work, always striving for the best.  As a partnership we have never been stronger, striving for standards and our core beliefs of users come first. Along with what actually makes a company and who you actually do it, because god knows I don’t know how!

For the company that some how stumbles upon our humble abode, I promise we will fulfill your internet fantasy, and by that I mean the site that you in-vision with our impeccable knowledge.  Will we always agree to every beckoning request? No, but I promise you by the time we are done you will have a site that you have always envisioned.

Enough with the self promotions, this blog is about helping improve standards, showing off snarky code, and finally impressing customers!

Look forward to more great posts and horrible English.

- Eric

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