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Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance

We work on a lot of digital projects - many for our clients and some for ourselves. We regularly face new challenges and changes in technology that, once surmounted, pave the path to new creations, solutions, and deeper understanding. Our blog is our outlet for sharing some of that knowledge. Fuelled by curiosity, a desire to understand and – where possible – answer some of the problems we and our clients face.

WordPress Programmer Learns TYPO3

Embracing a new technology requires your mind to expand to encapsulate it but how many of us have the time to plough into a new technology just for the fun of learning it these days? Read on to learn from my journey from fuzzy, WordPress comfort zone and into the unknown abyss of TYPO3.

The technical challenges in building a data portal

We recently designed and built a data portal which collects disaggregated data from multiple sources from 40 countries for Leonard Cheshire and The Department for International Development. This data is presented on the portal in a series of visualizations across 16 development indicators, grouped into the four themes of inclusive education, economic empowerment, technology/innovation and stigma/discrimination.

Using a post-merge git hook to clean up old branches

When you've been working on a project for a while, you might find you have a few stale branches hanging around. At Liquid Light we have a git hook which tidies up after a merge

Using Vue.js with a Lumen powered API

Lumen is a mico-framework from the creators of Laravel. This blog post walks though how to integrate Vue.js with Vue router and use Lumen as an API for your app

How I wrote a book; the writing process from one of our Developers

In 2017, one of our front-end developers wrote and released a book about the JavaScript library; Vue.js. This blog post explains the process he went through to get the book from his mind to print.

Schema - what is it and how do I use it?

Schema markup is a method of adding extra tags to your website in order to help machines, such as Google, understand the data. It can help identity key bits of information such as your address or reviews of your services. This enables users find you or trust you quicker. This blog post explains more about Schema and how you can use it.

How can I verify my Google Event Tracking is working?

Validating your Google Event tracking is working can be a tricky business. This blog post walks you through checking the data being sent to Google Analytics, so you can verify the information is correct.

Navigation drop-downs. Should they be hover or click?

Navigation drop-downs, or mega menus as they are sometimes dubbed, are becoming more and more common on the web. A drop-down menu is a navigation block which appears when a link is clicked (or hovered) - a good example of this can...

Getting started with Webpack 3

Webpack is a javascript module bundler that became one of the most popular and important front-end tools for modern web development. This blog post walks you through setting up Webpack 3 with Gulp so you can start to utilise it’s powerful features.

A starter's guide to web accessibility

Digital is now the new normal, and your online presence can often be the first point of contact a customer has with your brand. Just as high street stores have to cater for the needs of the physically impaired, businesses also need to ensure that their sites are accessible to everyone, including those who might have disabilities or physical impairments which might affect how they interact with websites or digital products.

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