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.

Code Refactoring: When, Why and Who

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The rise of tech companies has caused a higher adoption of technology among new generations. People are learning how to code in order to keep up with the times, or to reinvent themselves professionally to unlock new paths in their career.

The more we code, the more we need to make it a sustainable practice. Quantity almost never implies quality.

Enter code refactoring. Everyone talks about what refactoring is, and how to do it, but we want to talk about the other three dimensions: when to do it, why, and who should do it.

Dealing With Your First Hire in a Distributed Team

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In our last blog entry, we described our first day with our new hire, Javi. Two weeks in, and the whole team has felt the boost of having a new employee at MarsBased: the company is producing more, he's learning while having fun, and so are we.

However, a new employee brings in a whole set of risks that need to be addressed when running your own company. One of them is the integration in the team, and this is what this entry is about.

Estás a un paso de conocer a tu mejor socio.

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