Discussion and opinion on design, development, business and culture in a digital world.

Heartbleed: Security Update

By Scott Barkman on April 16, 2014

On April 7th, a security vulnerability was unveiled that affected a large portion of the internet. Ironically, the bug was found in an extremely popular piece of software, OpenSSL, which is designed to make the internet safer. Although the bug has been present for 2 years, a fix was already available the moment the vulnerability was announced. We at Lift have already taken the necessary steps to ensure our servers are running this patched version of OpenSSL.

Using Scientific Method to Craft Online Tests

By Thorren Koopmans on Feb. 26, 2014

Online testing is all the rage these days. Everywhere you look in the tech space there are articles and blog posts written about the need to test our online work. The value of testing is unquestionable, but with all this hype, it could be easy to think that you should test everything.

API-First Development

By Tim Sloan on Feb. 24, 2014

An API (Application Programming Interface) is essentially a layer between your database and the User Interface (UI). The API usually contains all of business logic and controls you need for your data so your UI doesn’t need to worry about that stuff as much.

Merry Christmas from Lift

By Micah Slavens on Dec. 20, 2013

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Lift Crew! Eat lots of food, drink lots of Egg Nog, and we’ll see you in 2014!

Intuitive or Just Plain Reasonable?

By Micah Slavens on Dec. 12, 2013

Everyone wants the apps and interfaces they use to be intuitive. But what does that really mean?

Are You Having a Business Model Breakdown?

By Thorren Koopmans on Dec. 12, 2013

Success > Scope

By Tim Sloan on Dec. 10, 2013

Project Success is more important than the Project Scope

Content Takes Time

By Micah Slavens on Oct. 17, 2013

All the blood, sweat and tears have paid off.

We took home a win

By Micah Slavens on June 3, 2013

All the blood, sweat and tears have paid off.

Responsive Design for Better User Experience

By Thorren Koopmans in Whitepaper on Feb. 13, 2013

Testing the lead

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