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Expert Ext JS: Model Integration in Forms

June 11, 2012

In Ext JS 4, the data package received a lot of attention and the improvements made were, for the most part, quite impressive. However, the interplay between models and forms remains lackluster. Many folks building a full Ext JS app are not likely to use normal form submission, so getting forms to play nice with models can have significant benefits. With models truly bound to forms, performing normal create, read and update operations can easily take advantage of Proxies, Readers and Writers through Model’s clean API. As it turns out, it’s quite easy…

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The Evolution of Rvrsit

March 8, 2012

It is with great pride today that we publicly announce the immediate availability of Rvrsit, our very first HTML5 game! Rvrsit was designed for use on the iPad and constructed using best practices of Sencha Touch, the best and most powerful HTML5 mobile framework and Impact JS, arguably the most modern JavaScript gaming framework on the market. The…

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We’re Turning 1 Today!

March 1, 2012

Modus Create, Inc. turns 1 year old today, 366 days after co-founding Modus (damn you leap year), I’m amazed at how much we’ve grown. This is a big day for me personally, and for my co-founders, Jay Garcia, and Josh Izenberg. We assembled and amazing team, starting with our first strategic hire, Aaron Smith, and…

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Mobile Web is the ‘Way Forward’ for Government and Citizens

March 1, 2012

As a fast growing mobile startup located a stone’s throw (and a metro ride) from the nation’s capital, I wanted to share some thoughts on the transformative effect mobile web apps will have on citizen engagement and agency missons. First, a bit on my government experience. I was the User Interface Architect for from…

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Lean Startup Cash Management

February 2, 2012

So let’s say that you recently started up a new technology business – you’ve landed your first few paying customers, you have a few employees and subcontractors, and maybe you’re even turning a profit. Better yet, some of your industry peers and other people in the know think that you’re really on to something –…

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Responsive Design Is Here To Stay

January 27, 2012

Back on May 25th, 2010, Ethan Marcotte wrote an article for A List Apart titled Reponsive Web Design. He then went on to write a book entitled Responsive Web Design, which was published early in 2011. You could say Ethan is the father, or creator of Responsive Design, and that his book and writings are…

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Sencha Touch 2 OmniGraffle Stencil

January 25, 2012

I have produced a set of Sencha Touch 2 OmniGraffle stencils based around the kitchen sink demo that Sencha has developed. Using this set of stencils, you should effectively be able to quickly wireframe and prototype a base theme Sencha Touch application. Included are the majority of the UI elements, and in the set you will…

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LESS Tips & Tricks

January 5, 2012

By now you have probably heard of LESS (or SASS). CSS pre-processors have been around for quite some time now. Even I was slow to adopt a CSS pre-processor solution for my projects, and I can’t quite put my finger on why that is. Perhaps I felt that CSS was simple enough to not need…

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TDG-i becomes Modus Create

March 29, 2011

Reston, Virginia, Tuesday, March 29 “DC tech industry veterans Patrick Sheridan and Jay Garcia are excited to announce their new venture Modus Create, Inc. Modus Create is a digital agency that helps companies excite their customers with platform independent web, mobile, and tablet applications. Sheridan had recently served as the Director of Product Strategy at…

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