How to create a fast, secure, and SEO-oriented landing page for free

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When working with product companies, one of the most requested features we get for every project is the landing page.

Every product or services company requires a landing page that will attract new potential customers and convert them into paid users, newsletter subscribers, beta testers, etc. Here's how you can do it efficiently and for free.

How we upgraded an obsolete Ruby on Rails application with lots of legacy code (part 1)

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As a development consultancy, we deal with a whole lot of projects: static websites, web platforms, intranets, mobile apps, etc. Some are bigger, and some are smaller, but all of them require maintenance.

This post is the first one of a series where we break down how to correctly upgrade a Ruby on Rails application.

In this first part, I am going to introduce you to the project and how we planned the upgrade minimising risks because the project is already live.

We don't need a CEO (lessons learnt in two years running a development consultancy)

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This is a follow-up to last year's Lessons Learnt: One Year Running Our Own Business, in which we shared all we had learnt in our first year operating as a development consultancy in Barcelona.

After two years, we're stronger than ever. Alive and kicking.

How to build CSS grids: floats vs inline blocks

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At MarsBased we're very keen on sharing everything we learn. That's why we recently published our HTML & CSS Guidelines, and our blogging tips or the lessons learnt in our first year running the company, among other stuff. In this entry, you will learn how to build CSS grids by comparing the two most popular approaches.

The MarsBased CSS & HTML guidelines

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Since we started MarsBased, we've completed a good share of projects. From all of them we've learnt something useful. But all this knowledge should be stored somewhere for further use, for instance, to train new developers.

Pretty much like we did with the release of the MarsBased blogging guide (part 1, part 2), we want to share what we have learnt about HTML5 & CSS3 with you all.

Things should not only work well. They can also look good.

Frontend developers, this one is for you.

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