Brunch vs. Gulp: Build tool face off

Brunch vs. Gulp: Another build tool showdown

Everybody’s Got Choices Build tools and task runners were invented to prevent human error and make your life easier. They can bring you workflow nirvana, or cost you countless hours of aggravation and misery. There are quite a few options getting love from developers these days, so choosing your side can certainly be overwhelming — […]

10 Principles of Project Management

10 Principles of Digital Project Management We Live By

Every digital project is unique—goals, stakeholders, priorities and budget can all vary drastically. It’s this very fluctuation that makes project management so interesting. Despite all the differences, however, there are some basic truths when managing a digital project that we try and follow here at Oomph. While they’re not yet etched into tablets (who has the time or strength?), they remain important tenets that we try and uphold with both our clients and our project teams.

Beyond Mobile UX: User-Centered Design Trends for 2017

UX will continue to advance rapidly in 2017. The question is, in what ways? I’ve spent some time thinking about the UX trends I noticed happening with our client work over the past year, and I began to draw some conclusions about how those trends will evolve (or not) in 2017. From moving beyond mobile […]

Site Security

What Marketers Need to Know About Site Security

If you’re working in an industry that handles information relating to health care, there’s a good chance your organization has strict security practices and your next website refresh won’t be as simple as discovery-design-build-ship. There are going to be a lot of checkpoints along the way relating to security and governance—all designed to protect patients […]

Mega Menu is an SEO Don't

Why Your Mega Menu Might be Killing Your SEO

You have a content-heavy site and you want visitors to access that content quickly and easily, but is the go-to mega menu approach secretly sabotaging your SEO? It might be. In recent years, design and UX trends have leaned toward simplifying navigation structure in an effort to make websites easier to navigate across all devices, […]

Prototyping Design to Jumpstart Development

A modern design-to-development workflow for the web involves multiple tools for site maps, wireframing, testing, and design before we even start to touch HTML and CSS in a browser. Is there a way to move from low-fidelity responsive wireframes to high-fidelity design in the browser with an HTML prototype? Whether or not you use a […]

Why We Use Drupal 8 for All New Drupal Projects

Here we are more than nine months past the official release of Drupal 8 and we’re still hearing about companies choosing to do new projects on Drupal 7. At Oomph, we made the business decision to start all new Drupal projects on Drupal 8 as of April 1, 2016. Here’s why: Learning Curve This is […]

Marketing to new Volunteers can be assisted by social media efforts

How Nonprofits Can Use Digital Marketing to Get the Most Bang for Their Buck

Most nonprofit organizations share similar core goals like fundraising, engaging volunteers, and increasing cause awareness. However, these goals can be inhibited by the most difficult factor for nonprofits: a tight budget. Nonprofits are used to having to get the most bang for their buck when they hire employees and look for vendors; why not do […]

UX Kits Website Deck

4 Holiday Gifts to Delight Developers & Designers

Dashing out to find the perfect gifts for the designer or developer in your life? Our engineering team reveals some of the products they are loving right now. Snapnator The magnetic power connector is back, and it’s a snap. Meet Snapnator, the MagSafe-style adapter designed to attach to any laptop or device that has a […]

Meet Brandon

Meet Brandon

At Oomph, one of our core values is personal. It’s a value that defines not only how we work with our clients, but also how we approach design and development. Brandon Herford, our new UX Engineer, comes from both an engineering and a fine arts education where, among other things, he studied how to make […]