My 2018 Digital Projects Bryan Ruby Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:37

Two years ago, I made an attempt to distance myself from CMS Report. The ability to shutdown ten years of work proved more difficult than I thought so I eventually compromised by rebranding the site to socPub. Since then, I've been working on a number of additional side projects. I'm still trying to throw new ideas against the wall and see which ones stic

Bootstrap: The Framework's What, Why, and How

A lot of people talk about Bootstrap, but you know what it's for? You may even know it as a front-end framework, but do you know who it's designed for, whether it's worth studying, or if it's something outdated? In this article, we'll try to answer all these questions. In addition to knowing more about Bootstrap, you'll know the framework's strengths and weaknesses and what makes it a great tool for when working with front-end web development.

How UI/UX Design Affect Your Website Impression

UI/UX Design stands for User Interface and User Experience which plays an important role in the success or failure of a particular website. The major reason for building a website may depend on the kind of business you do which might simply be to register your name on the World Wide Web. It could be an ecommerce website that puts you on a regular search for sales, you might just feel like generating leads that will improve your traffic and make signups the basic objectives, you can as well build a website that cares for readers and you monetize it through ads and affiliate links.

New Modular pi-top Laptop Launches to Set Kids Up for Future

Education technology company pi-top today launched a brand new modular laptop designed to make experimenting, coding and building electronics, simple and fun. The new pi-top laptop is a powerful platform that is ideal for both consumers and students and includes a “sliding” keyboard that allows users to access and engage with internal components and upgrade with kits for a host of inventions and experiments.

Introducing CMS Report "Lite" Bryan Ruby Sun, 09/17/2017 - 13:43

Earlier this year we rebranded the website CMS Report to this site, socPub. The website's new identity has allowed me, article contributors, and our readers to explore topics well outside the norm of conversations surrounding content management systems. Although we're going through a bit of growing pains with establishing a new identity under socPub, I'm fully committed to this new website. The change has been good for me and I'm once again inspired to write on topics that interest me.

The Next Progression of Your Website: The Case for Progressive Web Apps

In combining the best components of mobile apps with the best components of websites, progressive Web apps (PWAs) offer a new, exciting way to engage with consumers via the mobile web. These PWAs function as websites that allow users to view them and interact with them as they would do with a mobile app. They do not have to be online in order to work, which enables them to be used at any time, on any device, and from any web browser. Each and every person who goes to a particular PWA will access the same version of the site.

SendGrid Improves Email Marketing Editor Experience

While I may be an old dog with decades of experience utilizing websites for marketing purposes, I'm more like a newborn puppy when it comes to email marketing. Until a couple years ago, I never utilized email campaigns or email newsletters in hopes to get more visits to my websites. My current email marketing service provider is MailChimp, but there is another customer communication platform that is on my radar, Colorado-based SendGrid.

4 Common Mistakes of Small Business Web Design

While the purpose of good web design is to make the user experience informative, useful, interesting, and enjoyable, it is quite common to find web developers tripping over basic design concepts that result in a negative impact on the ROI. Let’s take a look at some of the common mistakes that you must not make while developing a small business website.

CMS Report is now socPub Bryan Ruby Mon, 04/17/2017 - 05:48

We're no longer yesterday's CMS Report. Less than ten days ago, I started the process to migrate this website's content management system from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8. During the migration I decided it was also time for a rebrand by listing the site under a new name and a new domain. We're now socPub and registered under the domain

What does socPub mean? Absolutely, nothing.