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.

The Raspberry Pi is a credit card sized computer which has taken the technical world by storm. Originally developed to encourage children and schools to get into programming - the cheap device has been picked up by the development...

This article was posted in Musings by Mike Street, Will Chidlow

YouTube videos vs self-hosted: Which one is better for you?

If you want your video on your website. the question of whether you should self-host or not often crops up. This post outlines the benefits to self-hosting compared to using a third party service such as YouTube

This article was posted in Quick Tips 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

Using Slack to Improve Team Communication

Team communication is one of the most important things in a company. We use Slack to make sure everyone is up-to-date with company and client news - this blog outlines how we, and others, use the popular instant messaging client

This article was posted in Musings, Tools 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

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

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