Brand Development is Streamlined When A Partner Cares Deeply and Knows Their Why

Cloud Construct works with established organizations and small businesses alike, helping them push their technology and design further to solve problems for both the business and the user. One thing we always do, no matter the client, is ensure brand is not an afterthought. We are passionate about working with startups, especially startups in which the brand has yet to be fully defined. Most orga

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Big Data and the Importance of Database Constraints for Data Integrity

The Importance of Data Constraints The term Big Data continues to gain prominence, and the ability to actually pull meaningful information and analysis from data becomes more real every day. One thing we always need to be concerned with as we help our partners make business decisions based on analytical models is the quality of the data. To ensure the integrity of the data itself and eventually t

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Inspiration @ Cloud, Week 18 of 2018

Cool stuff we saw this week: SNOWBIRD URL | https://www.snowbird.com/ Summer is coming, and I just put the skis away- but I think Killington is still open this weekend if this gives you any ideas... This has a great feel for a ski resort site.  There is a nice layout of current conditions on the homepage, upfront and easily visible and the foldout menu(s) from main navigation unpacks al

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Interaction Inspiration at Cloud for Week 10, 2018

Time for another installment of Cloud’s weekly inspiration posts, and the winner of this week’s bad-ass-site award goes to ESTYLE, Inc.  ESTYLE, INC | http://estyle-inc.jp Badassery is a fine line to ride, and the general trend I see more often than not, is that along with the great, you get a trade-off in usability. Bleeding-edge coolness often seems to override the idea t

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Orchard Core Introduction - Part 3 : Adding Logging to Orchard Core

One of the key things required for development and troubleshooting a large CMS implementation is quality error logging and information tracking. Legacy Orchard leveraged log4net as it's method to log system errors and information. This was very helpful and allowed good insight into each module and what was happening all the way from the front to the back of the system. In Orchard Core, log4ne

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Orchard Core Introduction - Part 2 : Building A Custom Theme

Welcome to the next part in our series on Orchard Core development. In our first part we spoke about how to get Orchard Core up and running to develop a brand new website. Next, we explore how we can theme our Orchard site to match a custom design. In legacy Orchard, you simply added a new folder in the Themes directory with a few key files and Orchard did the rest. In Orchard Core it's a little d

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Orchard Core Introduction - Part 1 : Setting Up Your First Site

Allow me to reminisce on our love for Orchard CMS Cloud Construct has been working with Orchard CMS since version 1.4. This is roughly 5 years of developing and advocating for a content management system that has a smaller following than most, but a community that is very passionate about the platform. When Cloud Construct first started out, the companies that we were working with were

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Interaction Inspiration at Cloud for Week 5, 2018

We ran across a pretty interesting piece of interactive this week.  It’s an immersive experience implemented in WebGL for desktop browsers, and that tech facilitates a cutting-edge experience that would be hard to make happen by other means. However, there are some weaknesses in the experience from a usability standpoint, and a few peculiarities of User Experience that we felt were 

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Interaction Inspiration at Cloud for Week 1, 2018

As examples of exceptional visual and experience design, this week we look at two sites that do an especially great job at evoking the essence of their respective presences in the real world. MAGIC LEAP | https://www.magicleap.com Stop number 1 is magicleap.com. This company looks to be dreaming up the future of augmented reality, applied to business and play. As best as I can tell, they are pu

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Interaction Inspiration at Cloud for Week 51

This week we’ve come across some particularly inspiring websites, that bring the web to life in spectacular fashion.  PROJECT REDSPACE |  https://www.project-redspace.com/ The first is a brochure-style site for a revolutionary electric vehicle aimed at China and urban commuting.  Redspace has crafted a stellar user experience online, that mirrors the wonderful user experie

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