by Kizaan Knapp Balance Interactive, Design, Information Architecture, User Experience, Video

Our next interviewee for this series is with Director of User Experience + Design, Lillie Obioha. Lillie not only poses a poise that puts Elizabeth Taylor to shame, but she encourages us all to think outside the box and always find exciting and inspiring ways to make our clients stand out. 

  1. What’s on your desk right now? 
    A few knickknacks, a stack of magazines for inspiration, photos of my family, a sketchbook, weekly planner, large monitor, 15' MacBook Pro, iPhone, and a cup of tea.
  2. What's the best lesson you ever got? ...
by Melissa Woodsen Balance Interactive, Design, Tips and Tricks, Web Content

In the world of web design, there's always some hot, new trend. Whether it's vertical scrolling, parallax animation, or straight up gamification, we're never without choices when it comes to designing cool features for sites. And while trends can add flair and function to your website, sometimes they're just, well, trendy. Anyone who has ever had a bad perm or worn acid washed jeans can attest that not every trend is a good idea. Here are some questions to ask yourself when deciding whether a trend is right for your site.

1. What purpose does this serve? If the...

by Jill Handman Content Management, Drupal, Tips and Tricks

If you have a large Drupal site with hundreds or even thousands of nodes, searching for content and/or making bulk changes can be challenging. A great module that can really help with these tasks is Administration Views.

Administration Views allows you to replace all system management pages in Drupal core with Views. Upon installation, you will have four new Views: Administration: Books (for managing your site’s book outlines), Administration: Comments (for listing and editing site comments), Administration: Nodes (for finding and managing content) and...

by Jeannette Modic Balance Interactive, Content Strategy, Online Marketing, Tips and Tricks, Web Content, Web Strategy

Recently Dries Buytaert (the guy who invented Drupal and owner of Acquia) wrote this awesome blog article about The Big Reverse of the Web and how you won't have to search for anything anymore, everything will just come to you. As a mom of a one-year old I am SO excited about this! Chasing my little man around leaves very little time to be going out to the grocery store to buy odds and ends every day. I would much rather spend my time playing with him then worrying about the levels of my laundry detergent. 

by Kizaan Knapp Balance Interactive, Project Management

Throughout 2015, we want to give you all the opportunity to get to know the Balance Interactive team and our clients a little better. To that end, we are introducing a monthly feature called “Finding Balance: A broader view with…” and will have either a Balance employee or a client featured "snapshot" of who they are and what inspires them. 

Our next interviewee for this series is with a seasoned veteran at Balance Interactive, Carolyn Pierce Tate. She is a senior project manager at Balance Interactive and has been with us since July 2012. Carolyn can always be seen around the...