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Pros & Cons of Craft CMS Security

Pros & Cons of Craft CMS Security

Website security is one of the most common concerns we hear from our customers. This is particularly true when they are…

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The Trouble with Bugs

The Trouble with Bugs

The debate on bugs and who’s responsible for them within a software or web development project is one that comes up in just…

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Oh The HUMANITY!

Oh The HUMANITY!

System Integration: We're working to create a more intuitive world and that doesn't happen without robust integrations.…

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What are Progressive Web Applications (PWAs)?

What are Progressive Web Applications (PWAs)?

Progressive web apps are defined as “web apps that use service workers, manifests, and other web-platform features in…

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9 Types of Web Applications & What They’re Used For

9 Types of Web Applications & What They’re Used For

When most people hear the term “web application”, they think of applications made for mobile devices. Did you know that web…

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What is opinionated software?

What is opinionated software?

When considering buying vs. building software, there’s one crucial factor to keep in mind: How closely will the software…

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Safari to Limit SSL/TLS Certificate Validity to One Year

Safari to Limit SSL/TLS Certificate Validity to One Year

On February 19th of this year, Apple made a fairly big announcement during a face-to-face meeting of the CA/Browser Forum…

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Ruby on Rails Sparkpost RubyGem

Ruby on Rails Sparkpost RubyGem

If you have a Ruby on Rails app sending email through Mandrill, you may be feeling a bit squeezed right now. Mandrill’s…

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A Great Alternative to WordPress for Developers & Users

A Great Alternative to WordPress for Developers & Users

Most people with any sort of digital experience or knowledge have heard of WordPress, the open-source blogging platform.…

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Pure CSS3 Accordion UX & Semantics

Pure CSS3 Accordion UX & Semantics

There are many examples online of pure CSS3 accordions. Many of these accordions use a combination of anchor elements with…

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5 Tips For Using UX to Ensure Development Success

5 Tips For Using UX to Ensure Development Success

Your stakeholders are on board. You have your development team scheduled and ready to go. You’ve drafted requirements based…

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Why your developers should think more like a designer

Why your developers should think more like a designer

Software exists to create an experience for a user, be it solving a problem or some other business value. Any development…

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7 Ways to Optimize Your Ecommerce Product Pages

7 Ways to Optimize Your Ecommerce Product Pages

Our Path to Purchase Map provides key metrics, benchmarks and best practices when evaluating the overall effectiveness of…

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Our new office in Colorado Springs

Our new office in Colorado Springs

D-I is deeply invested in Cleveland, OH. Our team is all from here and for the last 10 years we’ve been located in the same…

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What's the Difference Between a Storyboard, Sitemap and a Wireframe?

What's the Difference Between a Storyboard, Sitemap and a Wireframe?

Do you know the difference between a sitemap and a wireframe? What about a storyboard? All three are very useful tools that…

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7 Steps in the System Integration Process

7 Steps in the System Integration Process

Companies in the advanced manufacturing space commonly use multiple systems in their daily operations. One system may…

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AI in Medical Devices May Transform Healthcare

AI in Medical Devices May Transform Healthcare

The article When We Put AI in Medical Devices, Magic Starts to Happen recently came across my news feed. It’s hard not to…

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COVID-19:  Free E-commerce Support for Retailers in Need.

COVID-19: Free E-commerce Support for Retailers in Need.

The Refinery has felt our share of economic struggle over the last 19 years. I started the company in 2001 during the…

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How to Manage Budget and Deadlines on Agile Projects

How to Manage Budget and Deadlines on Agile Projects

Software projects are notorious for taking longer than expected to deliver. As a result, those projects cost more than…

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The Dangers, and Benefits, of Software Fidelity

The Dangers, and Benefits, of Software Fidelity

Cost is a fundamental constraint of all software projects. Engineering software is a complex practice, full of rabbit trails…

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Build a better product by spending less time planning.

Build a better product by spending less time planning.

I’m a morning person. I enjoy rising early to plan my day and anticipate what I’ll accomplish. This routine provides clarity…

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Why We Love Building SaMD: BloodHub

Why We Love Building SaMD: BloodHub

At The Refinery, we have designed and built a huge variety of software, applications, portals, websites, etc. for multiple…

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What are the 4 Types of System Integration

What are the 4 Types of System Integration

Many companies use multiple systems in their everyday business operations. One system might act as a CMS for ecommerce…

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The Pros and Cons of Custom Software Devices in Healthcare

The Pros and Cons of Custom Software Devices in Healthcare

The healthcare industry is quite unique when it comes to technology. One of the main reasons for this is that industry…

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Should You Refine or Redesign?

Should You Refine or Redesign?

For any regional or national brand, a website redesign is a substantial project on many fronts. It can take months, even…

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How SaMD is Regulated in the US

How SaMD is Regulated in the US

There are many different medical markets around the world, with the largest two being the US and the EU. In this article, we…

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5 of the Top Medical Technologies in 2022

5 of the Top Medical Technologies in 2022

Technology has been a main factor in the advancement of healthcare for many years. These advancements in the medical field…

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How To Pick A Topic For Your Blog Post

How To Pick A Topic For Your Blog Post

Many organizations have the best intentions in mind when it comes to the company blog. They research how often to post, the…

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The 5 Elements of a HIPAA Compliance Checklist

The 5 Elements of a HIPAA Compliance Checklist

When working with people’s personal health information, whether you’re a healthcare company or not, it’s essential to be…

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How to Improve Search Engine Ranking in 2021 Using Google Lighthouse

How to Improve Search Engine Ranking in 2021 Using Google Lighthouse

Google continuously makes changes to its algorithm throughout the year, but the first quarter of 2021 should bring some…

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Debunking the Parable of the Product Roadmap

Debunking the Parable of the Product Roadmap

Last year I went on a speaking tour across the United States. During that time, I attended many Agile conferences, meetup…

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A Culture of Caring Part 1: Managing Your Team in a Work from Home World

A Culture of Caring Part 1: Managing Your Team in a Work from Home World

Not too long ago, the concept of “working from home” was out of reach for the majority of Americans. Resources didn’t allow…

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E-commerce SEO & How to Increase Organic Traffic

E-commerce SEO & How to Increase Organic Traffic

Building a strong SEO foundation will give search engines the information they need to determine how relevant your content…

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How to Effectively Communicate with Your Digital Agency

How to Effectively Communicate with Your Digital Agency

At the start of each new client relationship, we have the ability to foster effective communication, do good work and ensure…

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