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.

Why Typo3 V6 is really bugging me

Every software update should be met with excitement by its users, even more so for a major upgrade. Look at major upgrades of Photoshop, Illustrator or even MS Office - the users are clamouring for new features, enhancements and improvements - it is like toys to play with.

De-risk with "content first'

De-risk with "content first'

The core principal of this waterfall process makes perfect sense. So how is it that projects can still go horribly wrong? Is it lack of experience? lack of ability to deliver what the client wants? Difficult clients? Or just the nature of the beast?

Tender stage design solutions compromise projects

"Just to clarify, are your really expecting us to provide IA's and designs at the tender stage - this is really contrary to our process and what you are buying into..."

Thinking about making your website mobile responsive?

Thinking about making your website mobile responsive?

If you are planning a mobile responsive site (or converting your existing site to be responsive) it will be tempting to do a quick Google for a few examples of good responsive websites, looking for guidance on how to deal with layout and navigation issues.

8 Common pitfalls when designing your new website

8 Common pitfalls when designing your new website

As a web design agency we need to learn from mistakes, improve our processes and ultimately make sure we can spot the risks before they impact the project. This comes down to experience of working on web projects everyday, which improves our ability to see and avoid any potential pitfalls.

Do procurement portals deliver the value they promise

Over the last 3 or 4 years procurement portals have become a more and more common tool for government, charity, NFP and NGO organisations to use when looking for a web design agency.

Many organisations have no option but to use a...

Disruptive design - The user is not always 'king'

One of the fundamental principals of user centric design is to put the user at the centre of the decision making process, championing the users experience at every step of the planning, design and development process. It is hard...

Save your budget - choose an open source CMS

An Open Source CMS can offer a much better solution than the commercial options, not only offering significant cost savings, but also providing a more mature set of features and functions. NGO's, charities and corporates really need to make sure they fully consider choosing an Open Source CMS and the TCO (total cost of ownership) is likely to be significantly less.

Cookies - what is the current situation?

Cookies - what is the current situation?

Now the dust has settled and the 26th May deadline for implementing the ICO'S cookie legislation has passed, we can take stock of where things stand.

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