Emily Lord

Emily is a Front-End Developer turned Project Manager and started at Brainjocks, now Perficient, in 2013. She has her Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering and minored in Technical Communication and Mathematics. Emily's passion is maintaining great relationships with both clients and co-workers.

Blogs from this Author

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5 Tips for Refreshing Your Retrospectives

Retrospectives, when run effectively, are an invaluable tool for an agile team. However, these meetings can get stale and tiring if you have one every ten days or if you’re on the same project for multiple years. Keeping your team engaged is key for gathering feedback that you can use to improve moving forward. Here […]

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Ensuring a Smooth Go-Live with a Cutover Plan

Project go-lives can be intense and take hours or even days. Following a detailed plan can streamline your go-live to help avoid a rollback and allow everyone to shut their computers as quickly as possible. Let’s discuss how to create a solid Cutover Plan to set yourself up for success.  Why a Cutover Plan?  First, the […]

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The Importance and Development of An Iteration Plan

As an agile Project Manager, you face a lot of pressure to assure your stakeholders that your project is on track. You are the one the client is calling saying, “are we going to finish this thing on time??” It is imperative to have documentation that can eliminate all doubt that you will. Enter the […]

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Client Management: A Day in the Life

Client Management is an essential role at Brainjocks, and one we take very seriously. Read Emily’s post to get a sneak peek into what it’s like to be a Delivery Manager and how she guides projects through every phase.

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Crafting an Interactive Timeline with SCORE Components

With SCORE, one of our overriding goals is to minimize the complexity and development effort involved in building Sitecore websites. In most cases, you can use a series of SCORE components to build a complicated UI element, using advanced CSS and JavaScript techniques to completely transform them. One such situation that I recently tackled was […]

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Styling Experience Editor for a Better Content Admin Experience

When building a new site using BrainJocks SCORE, are you paying attention to the styling of the Experience Editor view?

Some project team members may consider this a waste of time, especially for projects that are low on budget and/or need to be finished very quickly. But neglecting Experience Editor has meaningful consequences – and your Content Administrators will be the ones who suffer. A frustrating authoring and editing experience can make it impossible to leverage the full power of even the best website.

Our ultimate goal with BrainJocks’ projects is to style Experience Editor to look as close to the front end of the site as possible, optimizing the admin experience. I’ll explain two types of Experience Editor styling that we address when we build websites.

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Why We Switched to Sass

Editor’s Note: In 2020, Perficient acquired Brainjocks, a leading digital consultancy with a strong Sitecore platform focus. This blog post predates the acquisition. BrainJocks has released SCORE v2.0, and our development team is loving it! This release brought many changes, but one of the biggest was to the front-end code. We have switched our CSS […]

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Sass Maps and Iterators

One of the top rules for programmers is to stay DRY – don’t repeat yourself. CSS preprocessors are great for helping UI developers accomplish this goal. However, there are still some instances where it seems as if you can’t help but repeat yourself. Here’s a common example of background positions using a sprite: Typing “background-position” […]

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Flexbox: The Most Powerful CSS that No One is Using

What if I told you that you can vertically center, match height, and reorder HTML using only CSS? Amazing, right? Now, what if I told you that this CSS is not supported in IE9 and only partially supported in IE10? cue Price is Right losing horn Flexbox is a very powerful set of CSS rules […]