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We’re looking for a front-end developer

As you may or may not know, The Phuse is a remote-based team of creatives that crafts websites, interfaces and brands. We work closely with our clients to create functional websites, interfaces and applications. What we’re looking for If you want to work with us, you should: Have clean, semantic coding habits and the ability to…

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Integrating Wufoo with WordPress and AJAX

Skills required: basic PHP, basic jQuery, basic knowledge of WordPress function hooks See it in action at http://flighttraining.com/! Recently, we had to put a Wufoo form with a highly-designed look & feel into a WordPress website. This caused us a few head-scratch moments as we fruitlessly trawled Google for integration guides. After a bit of…

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Lessons From Our First Team Retreat

Being a remote team, Phusers don’t often get to see each other in the physical world. At the end of June, about half our team (James, Matt, Murray, Kelley, Jonathan and myself) flew out to the Mayan Riviera in Mexico for Project Minga—a Swahili word meaning “rally for the good.” And rally we did! For…

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How to Give Good Design Feedback

Giving design feedback can be hard, especially if you’re not a designer. As a non-designer on a design and development team, this is a challenge I face every time I have to assess my colleagues’ work. (And my lack of expertise is always obvious, with comments like: “I dig it!” or “Can we do something…

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The 5 Pillars of Awesome Team Culture

On Monday, we led a core conversation at South by Southwest Interactive called “How to Create Awesome Culture in Remote Teams.” It went well—we filled the room!—so if you were there, thanks for coming! If you missed it, here’s an overview of what Matt and James talked about. Due to technical difficulties, our footage from…

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Creative Perks for Small Businesses

When Buffer released how much they pay their staff  a couple months ago, I got a little nervous. Other than the fact that I make half of what Joel (their CEO) makes every year, they hire staff for positions similar to ours and pay them $12,000 – $20,000/year more than we do. We don’t make…

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Not Just Another WordPress Blog

One of the biggest misconceptions about WordPress is that it is a platform suitable only for blogs or very basic websites. While out-of-the-box WordPress is suited for such scenarios, people are often surprised to learn that it is actually a very powerful, highly-customizable content management system (CMS) that can be molded to suit complex content…

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