6 Inspiring Examples of Gamification in Design

From the Powerball to Candy Crush to Farmville, games have permeated our lives. And for good reason: They’re fun, exciting, and rewarding. Plus, leveling up or winning a game provides us with an instant sense of gratification and pride. So to make yo... Read more
6 Inspiring Examples of Gamification in Design

20 Useful WordPress Calendar Plugins

The first thing I think of when I hear "WordPress" and "calendar" is the default calendar widget that displays WordPress Posts by date.But WordPress calendar plugins encompass a far greater—not to mention more powerful—array of plugins. There are c... Read more
20 Useful WordPress Calendar Plugins

Stripe: Why Your Business and Nonprofit Should be Using it

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In today’s society, online payment systems are a vital part of your business. No matter what kind of organization you run, big, small, nonprofit, startup, side projects, etc. The topic of online payments can be a touchy one. Consumers, as well as bus... Read more
Stripe: Why Your Business and Nonprofit Should be Using it

The Lodge is Now Free

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No strings. Enjoy. Oh, also, I redesigned the site a little. "v14", if you're keeping track. Minor notes: Most stuff is the same. It's the same fonts, just using Source Sans Pro more and the type is in general a bit larger. Same organization. Same si... Read more
The Lodge is Now Free

Installing Multiple Versions of Node.js Using nvm

When developing Node.js applications, you might face situations where you need to install multiple versions of Node. This can happen when you have multiple projects and they have different requirements, or you have a deployable application which must b... Read more
Installing Multiple Versions of Node.js Using nvm

Running an Elastic LAMP Stack on AWS

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This article introduces what is probably one of the simplest ways of setting up and running an elastic LAMP stack on the cloud - using Zend Server on AWS. Note: to be clear elastic does not refer to ElasticSearch here. More specifically, the workflow ... Read more
Running an Elastic LAMP Stack on AWS