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Christmas comes early: New business cards!

by Sam Korthof on Nov 4, 2014

Our new business cards came in the mail, and they look great! Mokey, our furry senior designer, approves.

Anyone familiar with Moo, a popular printing company, will recognize that these are Luxe business cards. They’re about 3 times thicker than your standard card, and it’s noticeable. There’s also a very subtle blue stripe all around the edge of the card. It’s all about the details, folks.

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Tags: Business, Design, General News, Recent Work

1,000 Times Good Night at the Milwaukee Film Festival

by Sam Korthof on Sep 16, 2014

1,000 Times Good Night

Byte has been a regular supporter of the Milwaukee Film Festival, and this year we're proud to co-present 1,000 Times Good Night.

The film is about Rebecca Thomas (Juliette Binoche), a woman torn between two passions: the love she feels for her husband ("Game of Thrones" Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and two daughters at home in Dublin and the social responsibility she feels as a war photographer sent to conflict zones to capture the devastation experienced within them. When one assignment leaves her wounded, she is made to choose once and for all between her family and career. Director Erik Poppe captures both sides of this equation with humane generosity, composing stunning images of far-flung locales while allowing luminous performances from Binoche and Coster-Waldau to encapsulate the inner struggle that this ultimatum generates.

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Tags: General News, Business

You case-insensitive bastard

by Michael Diedrick on Aug 12, 2014

JQuery is an immensely useful framework in Javascript, and even better, when it misses something, like how the ':contains' selector only finds things that are the same case, it's surprisingly easy to extend.  

$.extend($.expr[":"], {
"containsNoCase": function(elem, i, match, array) {
return (elem.textContent || elem.innerText || "").toLowerCase().indexOf((match[3] || "").toLowerCase()) >= 0;
}
});

Then change your :contains selector to :containsNoCase, like $("body:containsNoCase").each(....  And voila, you’ll shed a tear for both the little and big letters in no time.

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