Agency Work Life

5 Christmas Gift Ideas for Nerds

By Tammy

Do you have a nerd on your Christmas shopping list? Then you’ll want to start your online shopping now because the best nerd stuff needs time to ship to Canada! Solar Puff Photo from Solight Design, Inc. I backed a Kickstarter for these ingenious little light sources and I was 1000% satisfied with the end […]

News | SEO & Online Marketing

Things You Should Know About CASL

By Tammy

This blog post is not intended to replace the need for legal counsel and there is a lot more to CASL than what I have covered here. The purpose of this post is to raise awareness of the July 1 deadline and give a general idea of what the journey to compliance might entail. It’s a good idea to inventory the sort of communications your company sends out, study the CASL and how it may apply to your business communications, and retain legal counsel to answer your questions.

Web Dev

What does Top Draw look for in a Senior Web Developer?

By Tammy

Here at Top Draw, we have a fairly large development team for a boutique Web shop, consisting of four senior, one intermediate, and one junior developer. In the past year we’ve doubled our development team and I found the hardest position to fill was that of a senior Web developer. I’ve sat in on a […]

Web Dev

Sublime Text: Making Fetch Happen

By Tammy

Wrong, Regina George! Fetch is SO going to happen. Fetch is amazing! NetTuts+ Fetch is a package for Sublime Text 2/3 that accesses a remote resource and downloads it into a directory or file of your choosing. Sounds simple, right? That’s because it is!

Web Design | Web Dev

Mobile First – Give your visitors what they want!

By Tammy

You’re headed for your appointment and you can’t remember where the building is located! You whip out your smartphone and search for their Web site. Horror of horrors, their Web site isn’t responsive; it shows you exactly what you’d see on a computer only teeny weeny so the whole page fits on your smartphone screen. […]

Edmonton | Web Dev

Merry Mac-Mas To Me

By Tammy

This year was a good year for Top Draw and when Top Draw has a good year it gets shared around the office in the form of chunky profit-sharing cheques! Being the responsible person I am, I fully intended to plunk the cheque into my RRSP investments. Fully. Intended. Then it occurred to me, I […]

Web Dev

Styling Mobile Telephone Number Links

By Tammy

While cross-browser testing, you’ll run across mobile devices automatically restyling telephone numbers as hyperlinks. How do you handle this? You’d think this would be a no-brainer to figure out but I decided to use google-fu to double-check that I was handling the inserted link correctly. I was a bit surprised by what I found – advice […]

Web Design

Turbocharging your PHP coding with Sublime Text 2 and Emmet

By Tammy

I’m a PHP developer with a need for speed. I love Sublime Text 2 because it comes jam-packed with helpful features like color coded syntax, intelligent indenting of code and my favorite feature of all, the ability to add packages that enhance what is already a fantastic tool! If you, like me, look for ways […]