The Cascade Blog

What Does "Mobile-First" Design Mean, And Why Do I Want It?

What does "mobile-first" design mean, and why do I want it? If you're in the process of designing or redesigning your company's website, you've almost certainly come across the current buzz-word in the web-design world:...

Small Business Saturday is Coming Up!

Small Business Saturday, a day created by American Express to drum up support for small businesses during the holiday shopping season, is just around the corner on November 28th. To help small businesses gear up and get ready, Entrepreneur magazine published a...

Important Device Trends

A lot of attention has been paid toward mobile trends over the last few years, and for good reason. The amount of people who own a smartphone, and therefore are capable of accessing the web, is growing rapidly. According to data released today by the Pew Research...

'Web developers own Portland'

In Portland Business Journal's Morning Edition for today, we were given a little shout out by the Portland Business Journal for being a contributor to Portland's high ranking for web developers, and we can't deny it. Check out the article (and take...

Google My Business

If you are running a location-based business, from law firms to bike shops, how your business is represented on the web matters. A lot. Google used to have a tool they called Google Places where business could go to quickly update their business information that...

Hot Wheels

September 1 kicks off this year's Bike Commute Challenge, through the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) of Portland. It kicks off with 3 parties on Aug. 31st at various Bike Gallery locations and ends with a bash to celebrate a great month of...

Flash Is Again Under Fire

Last week, a group of hackers known as The Hacking Team was itself hacked. This led to information they were leveraging a vulnerability in the Adobe Flash browser plugin, commonly used to display video on the web, to remotely take control of people's computers....

PayPal Settles Surrounding Credit Service

Recently, news broke that online payment processing giant PayPal is settling claims from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for $25 million that its end users were signed up for the company’s credit service, formerly called Buy It Now, without their...