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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.

Creating a responsive, HTML email template is not as easy as it first appears. Email clients are still behind with web standards and supporting latest web technologies, so HTML emails need to be built using the <table> element and inline styles. This blog will walk you through creating a custom template while still using Mailchimp's WYSIWYG and Image editor

This article was posted in Development, Responsive by Mike Street

22nd March 2016

How do I update to Gulp 4?

Gulp is a task runner used for compiling SCSS to CSS, minifying JS and creating SVG sprites. Version 4 is about to be released and this blog post runs you through how to update and use the new features of gulp.

This article was posted in Development, Tools by Mike Street

Let's drop IE8
3rd December 2015

Let's drop IE8

Support for the browser is soon coming to an end. What does that mean for you and your website?

This article was posted in Client Guides, Development, Musings by Mike Street

Responsive Typography in SCSS
2nd November 2015

Responsive Typography in SCSS

Ensuring your website content is readable on all devices is something which is becoming harder to do. This blog post walks you through a solution which helps you manage your responsive typography.

This article was posted in Responsive, Development by Mike Street

Git for Beginners: An Overview and Basic Workflow

Git is a tricky subject to get your head around. Knowing the commands is one thing, but knowing how to use them is another. This article will walk you through a simple, single developer Git workflow - covering the commands that you would use at each stage.

This article was posted in Development by Mike Street

Picturefill is a popular solution to the responsive images problem within the web design community and has many influential supporters. In this article though, we will attempt to take a more level-headed and unbiased look at the merits and drawbacks of this solution.

This article was posted in Responsive, Musings, Development by Pranath Fernando

HTML Emails

HTML emails are a great way of keeping your customers up-to-date, but are not as versatile as web pages. Here's our list of things to consider when designing and building HTML emails.

This article was posted in Design, Client Guides, Development by Mike Street

Creating SVG Sprites using Gulp and Sass

Following on from the previous blog post, we walk through the process we have for creating and maintaining our SVG sprites with Gulp and Sass by using custom mixins and functions

This article was posted in Responsive, Development by Mike Street

Working with SVG sprites

Scaleable Vector Graphics (SVGs) allow you to have images and icons which look great on any screen and can be resized without any loss in quality. When combined in a sprite, they can also speed up your website by reducing requests

This article was posted in Responsive, Development by Mike Street

Twitter Bootstrap 3 - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Bootstrap 3 is a rich CSS, HTML and Javascript framework. It can make building websites easier by using its pre-built components such as navigation, forms and typography.

This article was posted in Development, Quick Tips by Matt Keogh

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