• Dec 17 2015

    Web Accessibility Tips and Tricks

    BY: Zach Winnie
    Web accessibility is an important criteria for any website or web app, and is one that should be considered by all people involved: designs, developers, site owners, site contributors, site testers, and end users. The United Nations estimates that one in ten of the world’s people lives with a disability, and that number is expected to grow as the world’s population continues to grow older and live longer.
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  • Dec 03 2015

    Powershell, VSO Rest API and vNext Builds

    BY: Susan Williams
    Let's take a look at a simple example of using the Visual Studio Online REST API to retrieve information about a build using PowerShell. Then we'll take a look at how we can use the information we retrieved in a vNext build step.
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  • Nov 19 2015

    4 Questions to Ask Yourself When Selecting a CMS

    BY: Britton Karon
    Let’s face it, your next web or digital project is going to be a massive undertaking. Whether it’s a brochure-style marketing website or a full-blown enterprise e-commerce solution, making the right choices up-front is going to set the tone for the entire lifecycle of the site – not just the development phase.
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  • Nov 05 2015

    How to Use PowerShell to Complete an Ongoing Task

    BY: William Volpe
    Recently, at Mercury New Media we had a client request that we upload IIS log files to their server on a nightly basis. The request was to rename IIS logs to follow the requested naming convention and to upload the log files in a zip folder each night. We tossed a few ideas around like console apps, custom services and ultimately settled on a PowerShell script executed by our VM’s task scheduler to fulfill our client’s need. A simple yet effective solution that would be portable and flexible.
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  • Oct 22 2015

    Four Tips to Avoid Email Blunders

    BY: Sharina V. Jones
    Communication through electronic mediums can be treacherous. Current estimates say that we get as much as 80 percent of our information through non-verbal cues. That means that when our communication is limited to written word only, both the communicator and the receiver are at a disadvantage. This disadvantage can be especially pronounced when you’re communicating with your customer through email. If only there were some way you could avoid email blunders. Some place you could go, for a quick summary of email best practices. Never fear! Mercury’s got you covered! Here are our top four tips for effective customer service emails.
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