On our minds

The world of web development is constantly evolving. Advances in technology make websites more secure, load faster and look prettier. As application developers, we need to stay abreast of these advances so that we can provide the best solutions for our clients. We invite you to explore the trends of the industry with us as we share our knowledge and opinions on these topics.

Using Layout Software for Designing for Web

Posted in Best Practices for Web Design, Custom Application Services, Mobile Web Development, User Interface Development
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Thirdwave is a development-oriented office and in such we staff very few assets with designer backgrounds.  Rather than think of this a weakness Thirdwave embraces our focus on high quality and knowledgeable application development and the ability to coordinate effectively with third party design assets. Due to this dynamic – we often find ourselves working… Read More

Chicken Soup for the Website’s Soul

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custom cms, custom application design; wordpress, drupal, web design, seo, web development

Flu season is fast approaching, and people will soon be gathering at their local physician’s office to get relief for their symptoms.  Patients will consult their primary care physician to discuss the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.  The patient places faith in the physician’s judgement and recommendations for their well-being.  In turn, the physician, by taking… Read More

2013 Chicago Innovation Awards – Innovating….Chicago-Style

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Chicago Innovation Awards, Chicago-based Web Development firm, Chicago Business

Thirdwave has been doing business for over 16yrs in this great city of Chicago – creating web-based business solutions for businesses all over the globe.  We operate from a spacious 3rd floor River North loft that features high ceilings, palatial work-spaces, exposed brick and hardwood floors.  True Chicago Fashion!  We even have an old-school, self-operated… Read More

From Chicago’s Skyline to Online Awesomeness

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Chicago skyline, Chicago search engine optimization, Chicago web development

Chicago’s architectural heritage is considered to be among the finest in the world.  Every year, millions of visitors from around the world merge onto the Chicago streets to view and experience some of the nuances of why Chicago architecture influenced the world. Many masters of modern architecture, from Ludwig Mies van der Rohe to Frank… Read More

How to Choose the Perfect CMS: Support Staff over Sales Staff

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CMS, Content management systems, thirdwave, thirdwavellc, thirdwave blog

I was recently given the task of creating an instructional post on “How to Choose the Perfect CMS”. As one of the CMS developers at Thirdwave, knowing the ins-and-outs of a content management system, I would say that I am a pretty good source to tap when explaining the characteristics of “ThisCMS vs. ThatCMS”. So,… Read More