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Accessible websites with eye-catching Designs

        Filed under: Accessibility

I don’t blame anyone who uses the “accessible websites are ugly” excuse as their main reason to not make their website open to the disabled. I also thought this after going through accessible websites and cringing at the next even more than the previous. I mean, who wouldn’t fear for their design after seeing such ‘gorgeous creations’ … Continued

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TalentWorks: A Guide to Accessible Online Recruitment

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With job offers and recruiting processes gaining a larger online presence, for those of us lucky to be fully abled, having everything online is a convenient step in the world of job searching. Just get online, browse, apply, and the recruiter on the other end will evaluate the applications online and post new job offers. … Continued

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SwiftBraille: an Android App to type using Braille

        Filed under: Accessibility

To be honest, the thought of transferring Braille to a mobile app has never even crossed my mind. But it exists, it’s available, and it’s brilliant. SwiftBraille is a mobile app where the keyboard is customized for the blind and visually impaired so they can type in Braille using one or two fingers to connect Braille dots to form letters on … Continued

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7 Simple Steps to Create Accessible Documents with Microsoft Office

        Filed under: Accessibility, How to

We’ve all had to do a group project at some point in our lives, now imagine you’re in a class and the project involves collaborating on a document, but you have low vision or no vision at all. How can you be expected to get the job done? This is what countless disabled students and professionals … Continued

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Sprint Two: Pictures, Profiles and Communities

        Filed under: Agile development, Summer Internship Hackathon

Day 8 of the summer hackathon internship marked the halfway point on sprint two for the Baylistic coding team. I got in early intending on working on image cropping only to realize during the daily standup that it was not a part of the definition of done for the user story. So I went back to polishing … Continued

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Summer Hackathon Day 8 by Farhan Farooqui

        Filed under: Agile development, Summer Internship Hackathon

Being absent for the past 2 days due to Eid celebrations with my family, I have spent most of today catching up on the good work that my colleagues have done. The philosophy of “Move fast and break things” is very much followed here. As with any product, no matter how good the service provided … Continued

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Sprint Two: Profile Picture

        Filed under: Agile development, Summer Internship Hackathon

Day 7 was the first day of the second sprint – which meant starting again on a new aspect coding all over again. Today I tackled profile pictures for Balyistic – the community management tool – and general picture uploading and cropping – pairing with Jenny through the process. Jenny was looking into documentation on cropping … Continued

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Summer Hackathon Day 3 & 4 by Farhan Farooqui

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The traction team has been off to a great start, we have focused on establishing brand names, identifying target audiences and refining our mission and purpose. Version one of the marketing website is almost ready and our elevator pitches are ready to go. Our main product is 7D Hub or Balystic as we plan on … Continued

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Summer CS Hackathon Day 2 by Farhan Farooqui

        Filed under: Agile development, Summer Internship Hackathon

A marksman is only effective as his aim and today was just that, exacting our aim. We accomplished this by coming to a consensus on what our product is going to be. In a marathon strategic planning discussion, each of us shared our vision and critiqued the hypothetical product that was taking shape.   We learnt to be realistic with … Continued

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Summer Internship Hackathon Day 1 by Farhan Farooqui

        Filed under: Agile development, Summer Internship Hackathon

Hello, my name is Farhan Farooqui. I am a recent graduate of Chantilly High School in Chantilly, Virginia and one of the team members of Agileana’s summer hackathon. Besides remarking on the productive day we had, I’d like to give a shout out to Blake and the team who are putting time aside in their … Continued

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Why you should be using WordPress instead of Joomla!

        Filed under: Joomla, Web Design, WordPress

WASHINGTON, DC – WordPress Developer WordPress and Joomla! Content Management Systems WordPress and Joomla! are two very popular content management systems (CMS), each utilized by literally millions of websites across the web. There are several similarities between the two software. For one, they’re both free. They also both have strong support and development communities backing … Continued

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How to Select the Right Plugins for your WordPress Website

        Filed under: Cyber security, WordPress

WASHINGTON DC – WordPress Developer When you’re setting up your site, finding a lot of neat plugins that add cool new functionality to your WordPress website can be fun and exciting. However, there are so many interesting plugins out there that it can be easy to go overboard installing things you may not actually need. … Continued

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Internship at VA Web Development Company

        Filed under: Startups

Week 10 Blog Post: Final Thoughts on Summer Internship This is my day at inQbation and for the last blog post, I decided to do an overview of the internship experience. I’ll start with the company itself. inQbation is a small sized company, and while it couldn’t be strictly called a startup (founded in 2007), the … Continued

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Government Contract Terminology

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Week 9 Blog: Government Terminology During my 9 weeks at InQbation, I’ve been mostly focusing on our lab product SEOQ. However, I’ve had some glimpse into our other half: client work. As you can read on our site, our work is about 50% government focused. While writing some brief client case studies, I learned a … Continued

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Internship at Web Design and Startup in DC

        Filed under: Project Management

Week 8 Blog: SCRUM and Agile Development My main project has been to work on SEOQ.com. One of the problems I encountered was that it was hard to make progress on the project because we didn’t really know what was going on. Person A heard this from Person B but Person C says something different. … Continued

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