CKSource — Open (Source) for 10 Years!

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Illustration for the article about CKSource 10th anniversary

"It all started in 2003. The decision of bringing my pet project into the open — to an environment I was still unfamiliar with. In a period when Open Source Software wasn’t yet a fashionable thing to do in order to show that you’re cool."

The Technology We Use Shouldn’t Limit Us from Finding a Connection - a Talk with Jesse Beach

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Picture of Jesse Beach illustrating the interview

Jesse Beach is a senior front end developer and a specialist in web accessibility. She currently works at Facebook on building web accessibility testing tools and improving the accessibility of Facebook's user interface.

In this talk we focus on her rich experience in "driving accessibility as a requirement" within various large and medium organisations and talk about how open source is the driving factor behind innovation in web accessibility technologies. Read on for more!

If You're not Thinking About Accessibility - a Talk with Marcy Sutton

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"If you’re a designer and you’re not thinking about accessibility then you’re not doing the best work you could be doing" - a talk with Marcy Sutton, Accessibility Engineer at Adobe.

Marcy Sutton is a web developer and web accessibility advocate based in Seattle. She currently works as an Accessibility Engineer for Adobe. She is also the co-leader of Girl Develop It Seattle and an international public speaker. You can learn more about Marcy’s work from her website and her Twitter account.

In this brief interview, we are looking at various dimensions of web accessibility and how it cuts across multiple layers of online product development. Read on for more!

Build a WYSIWYG editor in-house or use an off-the-shelf solution?

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Build a WYSIWYG editor in-house or use an off-the-shelf solution? 5 arguments against reinventing the wheel. Blog post.

You often consider writing a new piece of software when the products already available on the market seem insufficient in terms of their functionalities, or simply do not fit the goals of your company. It’s obvious that you wouldn’t want to use a random out-of-the-box solution that doesn’t exactly do what you intended it to do. However, when you consider these few points before you decide to create a completely new content editing solution, it becomes clear that reinventing the wheel is the last thing in which your company should be involved.

5 Reasons Why Open Source Software Is Perfect For Enterprise Solutions

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5 Reasons Why Open Source Software is Perfect For Enterprise Solutions

Open Source Software came a long way from being created and maintained by passionate developers looking for game-changing solutions, to becoming the backbone of the tech industry. Past few years saw the rise of investment in open source solutions by such tech moguls as IBM, Intel, Facebook, and Google - to name just a few. Why is OSS worth investing in? Here’s a couple of reasons…

Accessibility, usability and SEO go hand in hand

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Talk with David Carralon on web accessibility and SEO

David Carralon is a marketing professional based in Paris. He currently works as the Head of International SEO for Career Builder. In his spare time he writes about Search Engine Marketing on his blog and tweets about “all things digital marketing” at @DavidCarralon.

In this brief talk, we are looking at how web accessibility and search engine optimization are closely connected. Read on for more!

5 Tips on How to Improve Accessibility When Creating Your Web Content in a WYSIWYG Editor

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5 Tips on How to Improve Accessibility When Creating Your Web Content in a WYSIWYG Editor

The first thing you usually want to achieve when creating online content is to reach the maximum possible audience. Most ways of increasing your reach are usually connected to digital marketing campaigns and online advertising, however you have to be sure that your content is created accessible from the get-go. Here are just a few easy steps to make sure that the content you create in a WYSIWYG editor is accessible.

CKSource Supports Geek Girls

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Geek Girls Carrots, a community for women who love new technologies, came up with an idea to run a JavaScript training for geek girls in Warsaw. Our JavaScript developer, Artur Delura, is one of the mentors leading the workshop, so CKSource was most happy to support this great initiative by offering the group some space in our Warsaw office.