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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.

Storytelling in the design process

Used as part of the design and development process of digital products and services, stories are a useful tool for designers to communicate ideas and concepts to both clients and development teams in a lean and low fidelity manner.

Helping NGO African Bond Markets show financial data

Helping NGO African Bond Markets show financial data

African Bond Markets (AFMI) is an NGO created to help promote and encourage investment in Africa via African government bonds. It was created by one of our other NGO clients - the African Development Bank together with other partners such as Thompson Reuters (news agency). One of the aims of the web site was to showcase key data regarding african government bond prices...

Creating a custom Mailchimp template with layout variations

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

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.

Let's drop IE8

Let's drop IE8

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

Responsive Typography in SCSS

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.

Git for Beginners: An Overview and Basic Workflow

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.

Responsive Image Solutions: Picturefill and the <picture> element

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.

HTML Emails

HTML Newsletters - Design Considerations

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.

Creating SVG Sprites using Gulp and Sass

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

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