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The Most Dangerous Writing App forces you to write - or erases your text

The Most Dangerous Writing App Will Cure Your Writer’s Block – Or Else!

I wrote this blog in ten minutes. Or, more accurately, I wrote this blog in ten minutes after having my first two attempts erased by a new online writing app with a relentless twist: the Most Dangerous Writing App. This app was created by Manuel Ebert, a Silicon Valley tech writer and “chief sadist” who…

The Creative Power of a DIY Mindset

It’s easier than ever to find someone who can do something for you. But there’s value in DIY, too – more than the satisfaction of a job well done.

Millennials and Gen Z Marketing

I’m Not the Problem: Why Brands Can’t Bridge the Millennial/Gen Z Gap

Brands keep using millennial tactics on Generation Z audiences. There’s a big difference—and it could mean marketing success or failure.

"Over" or "More Than" – SCGPR

Nothing Matters Anymore Because You Can Use “Over” Instead of “More Than”

The debate between using “over” or “more than” for measurement rages on – but which is better for your copywriting? Is the whole enterprise built on pedantic folly?

cost of fireworks displays

If You Knew the Cost of Fireworks Displays, You Might Appreciate Them A Little More

Like many of you, I spent last Wednesday watching a 4th of July fireworks display with my family. “Like many of you,” that is, unless you were planning to watch them in St. Paul, which made headlines by canceling this year’s show due to budget concerns.

Behind the ☺️: How The Unicode Consortium Controls the World’s Emoji

Ever wondered how new emoji are created? There’s a worldwide council that approves all new emoji – for reasons of quality and to avoid controversy.

Sketch Design Toolkit

Bringing Web Layouts to Life with the Sketch App

Part of our web development workflow here at SCG involves presenting wireframes before moving on to design and development. It’s an important step for us as designers/developers because it essentially creates the bones of a client’s website…

Who is ProPublica?

In what has become an unfathomable news week, it was just Monday (June 18, 2018) that the nonprofit journalism organization ProPublica published the 8-minute recording of crying children separated from their parents at the U.S. border…

CSS grid

CSS Grid Gets the Green Light

When I started out as a web developer, our only options for creating layouts were HTML tables and spacer gifs. Then CSS (cascading style sheets) arrived and changed everything. CSS was great in terms of its capabilities – it basically let you transform HTML into anything you wanted…

Brave Web Browser Privacy – SCGPR

Speedy Surfing with the Brave Web Browser

What web browser are you using to read this blog article? Chances are it’s Chrome if you’re on a non-mobile device or an Android phone – and, let me guess, Safari if you’re an iPhone user?