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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.

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

Working with SVG sprites

Working with SVGs in 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

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

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.

Mobile web or Dedicated Apps? What should you use?

Mobile web or Dedicated Apps? What should you use?

If you’re looking to maximise the impact and reach of your digital content, it’s important to consider which mobile platforms are most appropriate for your audience. Some content lends itself better to mobile responsive websites while other types of content or interaction may be best served by a dedicated mobile app.

Sound on the Web - the invisible other half

Consider your favourite film, but with no soundtrack. It would be strange right? Those long periods between dialogue filled with silence. Most of the time however, those gaps feature mood enhancing...

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