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Fresh from the Lab.

In our blog you will find information about what we are up to and what’s on our mind.  We post a mix of technical notes, thoughts about cutting edge technologies, compliance notices (boring but important), and anything we think you might find important.  It’s also a good place for COLABers to practice writing about interesting things they are working on.  Take a look and don’t hesitate to contact us if there are any topics you would like to see us cover.

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Free COVID-19 Website Alert Banner for Richmond Nonprofits

As COVID-19 becomes increasingly real for our Richmond, VA community, COLAB is offering to implement a COVID-19 website alert banner as a free service to any Richmond City-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Why are we doing this? At COLAB, our purpose is to help others achieve more and it is important to us that the most […]

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3 Tips for Efficient and Effective Remote Work

As part of our COVID-19 preparation, I want to provide some tips for creating an efficient and effective remote work environment.  At COLAB, remote work is part of our weekly habit. We recognize the importance of flexibility and it’s amazing what a change of scenery can do for your creative juices. It turns out this […]

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Crystal speaking on User Experience Design Thinking at VCU
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User Experience Design and Design Thinking Lecture at VCU

One of our talented user experience and user interface designers, Crystal Douglas, had the opportunity to teach students last week. She guest lectured for an Experience Design course at VCU on the topic of Design Thinking. Design Thinking is a methodology that centers conceptualization around the end-user, allowing the designer to accurately marry needs to […]

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Meet our new web development project manager
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Meet Our New Project Management Team Member

We are proud to introduce you to our newest addition to the Project Management team, our new Project Coordinator: Rachel Crowe. Over the last five years, Rachel worked at small marketing agencies in Harrisonburg and Richmond as an Account Manager, Photographer, Project Manager, and Content Strategist. Aside from marketing, Rachel has a passion for art […]

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COLAB Wins Best Places to Work 2020

We are delighted and honored to be recognized as one of 55 Virginia Business’s Best Places to Work 2020 in the Small Employers category. Winners are determined by an independent group that analyzes quantitative data and survey results submitted by our employees. Questions include topics around leadership, business planning, culture, communication, job roles, environment, management, […]

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Drupal 8.8: Embedded Media and Upgraded Admin UI

We’re very impressed with the latest update for Drupal. While Drupal 8.8 is technically a minor update, it introduces some pretty major features. Site owners will immediately see improvements with the added ability to embed media directly through the WYSIWYG. They will also receive the benefit of a new admin UI, which is more modern, […]

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