For the past year at Kalamuna, we have, slowly but surely, been working on refreshing our brand. Over much discussion, internal and external collaboration with branding agency C42D, and iteration, we ended up with a guide that laid the groundwork for our new brand strategy and visual identity system. This guide, however useful, was quite limited as a PDF. While PDFs are sufficient for viewing elements in practice, we require greater control over the properties of elements to easily duplicate and modify them across different projects and use cases.Read more
Every marketing professional knows that being at the top of search engine results is important and that SEO will help to get them there. You may have also heard that SEO can be challenging to learn, but the truth is, SEO doesn't have to be difficult, and sometimes it can be pretty fun!
These 5 basic SEO techniques are easy to implement and will have you on your way to the top of search engine results:
Drupal 8 was one of the biggest releases in the platform’s history. Its release empowered the community to adopt more modern development technologies and tools. If you migrated a site from Drupal 6 or 7 to Drupal 8 you probably can attest that a considerable investment of time and resources was required for a successful migration. Luckily, migrating from Drupal 8 to 9 will likely be a walk in the park, in comparison.Read more
George Floyd’s murder has deservedly sparked the flame of social unrest. Rodney King, Oscar Grant, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and countless more cases known and unknown continue to highlight the systemic and institutional racism that American capitalism depends upon.
Our very participation in the systems that breed oppression make us complicit. Society must change. Lives are at stake.Read more
Buttons have come a long way since the early days of the world wide web. We’ve gone from buttons mimicking the Windows operating system circa 1999 to large flat buttons with fully rounded corners we’ve seen increasingly over the past few years. In the example below, we can see how much button design has changed over the years.
In this time, designers and developers have gained greater freedom in the presentation and behavior of buttons. But there are fundamentals to user-centered button design that are consistent despite the ebb and flow of trends.Read more
Working from home (aka telecommuting) can be great for productivity and employee happiness. But not everyone is used to it – or prepared to do it (and many have been forced to recently because of COVID-19). At Kalamuna, we work on a distributed team, which means that most of us already work from home – and some of us are also used to setting up temporary workstations while travelling. It’s not always easy (or ideal), but a few small adjustments can make a big difference. Here are some of our team’s top tips for working effectively from the homefront.Read more