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Global Events in Meteor

Unlike template helpers which can be added globally via registerHelpers, in Meteor, global events are DIY. While adding tooltips to our upcoming web app, we needed to add click events to multiple templates and Template.body.events wasn’t going to work for our setup. So, we did a simple little workaround and used a jQuery plugin. jQuery […]
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Choosing a Dry Erase Whiteboard

Choosing a Dry Erase Whiteboard
A blank canvas. It’s an essential tool for any thinker, designer or planner and sometimes it’s all we need to get a new project started, or get one back on track. Sketch, make notes, flow some charts, erase…but wait, what’s all that marker crud all over my previously clean, white surface?! We’ve had a bunch […]
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Resolving Duplicate PDF and HTML Content for Google

Recently, a client began receiving a significant portion of traffic to a specific PDF on their domain, but because the traffic was directed from Google straight to the PDF, all interaction with the site and marketing was being lost. The fix, if applied correctly is simple, but worth noting that it took about 5 weeks […]
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Why We Chose to Ride a Meteor

For developers, startups and small shops placing value on the philosophies behind “Minimum Viable Product” and iterative prototyping, Meteor is worth consideration. Serious consideration. Before writing any code for our new project, we looked at a lot of frameworks (runner up was Laravel). In the end, we believe that the direction Meteor is headed is […]
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How to Use Chromecast and a Projector with Sound

Broadcasting to a projector with Chromecast is a lot of fun — unless you can’t hear the audio. Chromecast does not separate audio and video, so unless your projector has a built in audio out, you’ll need to split the HDMI signal and run the audio out to your speaker(s). This also doesn’t appear to […]
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How to Track a QR Code

QR codes are easy to spot, give viewers a clear call-to-action and can give you a glimpse into the effectiveness of the placement of the printed material. A quick estimation from various sources is that 20-30% of the general public have scanned a QR code with only a small fraction of that using them daily. […]
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