How We Created Our Own Frontend Framework: MarsMan (and Why)

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2016 was a really challenging year for MarsBased. Throughout the entire year, we worked on about 16 different projects, and even though I joined as a full-time employee in June, I've been involved in most of them in the design, UX and frontend development phases.

Switching projects isn't always easy, especially when dealing with different clients who have different tech stacks and different libraries in every project, or even very diverse visual guidelines.

Luckily enough, we came up with the idea to standardise the visual elements we're using throughout all our projects and grouped them in a library of our own: MarsMan.

Curating the Best Newsletter for Startups and Entrepreneurs: Startup Digest

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It's been almost a month since we started running the Startup Digest newsletter in Barcelona, but we wanted to make it official to everyone.

As you might already know, we organise Startup Grind in Barcelona since April 2014. Startup Grind is a monthly event that aims to connect, inspire and educate entrepreneurs, and it happens in more than 200 cities in over 80 different countries.

Five Reasons Why Our Clients Love Ruby on Rails for Their Apps

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As a specialised development consultancy, we work on projects of all sorts. In our first two years of existence, we learnt a lot about client-side work. You can find our recap on our blog entry We Don't Need a CEO (Lessons Learnt in Two Years Running a Development Consultancy).

Our tech stack is based on the framework Ruby on Rails and Ruby as the programming language, for which we sometimes receive some objections, saying it's not solid or popular enough. Our clients think otherwise, and we have summed up the five main reasons why they love Ruby on Rails for their projects.

Four Things We Do to Reduce the Time to Market of Your App

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In over two years and a half of existence, we have had the pleasure of working on more than thirty different projects from different sectors (fintech, social entrepreneurship, marketing, e-commerce, 3D printing, etc.) for our clients in different countries (USA, France, Germany, Spain, Finland, etc.).

From all these projects, we have learnt many lessons. One of them is that we are able to reduce the time to market for your project so you can maximise your chances of success. Read further!

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.

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