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A Custom User Model App for Everyone!

Posted by rocky on Dec. 31, 2014, 5 p.m.

When Django 1.5 was released, arguably the most exciting feature was the ability to have your own custom User model. All of the programmers here at Fusionbox were psyched for the cool things we were going to do with our custom User models. Until we realized how much work it takes.


Google Releases an Alternative to CAPTCHA, Adding to a History of Spam Fighting Programs

Posted by fusionbox on Dec. 16, 2014, 5 p.m.

With the announcement of Google's alternative to CAPTCHA, we thought we'd have our web security experts weigh in on spam fighting.


Are Foreign Language Characters in URLs Bad for SEO?

Posted by drew on Dec. 7, 2014, 5 p.m.

With browsers that can handle non-Latin characters in URLs, some SEOs are thinking about how this could impact search rankings for international SEO clients.


Fusionbox Development Philosophy

Posted by ivy on Dec. 1, 2014, 5 p.m.

Over the last decade, Fusionbox has developed a development philosophy to guide our projects. The team must agree that development will be continuous, incremental and evolutionary.


From Kitchen Import Dishwasher: How to Use Context Managers Outside of Python

Posted by rocky on Nov. 30, 2014, 5 p.m.

When dealing with files, it is important to close your file descriptor after you use them, otherwise the system might run out. In a lame language, it might look a little like this:


Fusionbox Hosts a Panel on Email Marketing Tactics

Posted by fusionbox on Nov. 23, 2014, 5 p.m.

Fusionbox hosted the latest in a series of events from the Colorado AMA. This one was one email marketing strategies, and it featured diverse experts.


Link Building: It's Not Just in the SEO Realm, It's All Over the Company

Posted by drew on Nov. 16, 2014, 5 p.m.

Link Building is typically thought of as a responsibility of the SEO team, but it requires participation from all across a company to be successful.


Fusionbox’s Paula Lee and Ivy Hastings Join Board of Directors for Colorado AMA

Posted by fusionbox on Nov. 10, 2014, 5 p.m.

We are proud to announce that two members of our team will be serving on the board of directors for the Colorado chapter of the American Marketing Association.


Google is Rendering Your Site Differently: SEO Isn't Just About Text

Posted by drew on Nov. 4, 2014, 5 p.m.

Google no longer indexes sites like a text-only browser, and this may change the way you approach some aspects of your SEO strategy.


The User-Profile Pattern in Django

Posted by gavin on Oct. 31, 2014, 6 p.m.

With the release of Django 1.5, you can now replace the django.contrib.auth User model with your own customized version. This allows you to alter the database fields of the User to, for example, use an email address as a username.

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