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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.

CMS Showdown: TYPO3 v WordPress - Which is the best?

CMS Showdown: TYPO3 v WordPress - Which is the best?

For most websites a Content Management System (CMS) is an essential tool that can help you create and manage your website more easily. There are of course many CMS’s - with strange names, and very different features - but which is the best?

A beginner’s guide to Twitter

From hashtags to emojis, RTs to followers...Twitter can seem like a whole new world with it’s own language. So where to begin? In this guide we are going to talk through the basics of Twitter to get you started and help you understand best practice.

Navigation drop-downs. Should they be hover or click?

Navigation drop-downs, or mega menus as they are sometimes dubbed, are becoming more and more common on the web. A drop-down menu is a navigation block which appears when a link is clicked (or hovered) - a good example of this can...

8 simple steps to writing an effective design brief

A project can live or die depending on the strength of a design brief, so it is essential that your design brief is well thought out and that it offers your agency clarity and insight into your brand.

Getting started with Webpack 3

Webpack is a javascript module bundler that became one of the most popular and important front-end tools for modern web development. This blog post walks you through setting up Webpack 3 with Gulp so you can start to utilise it’s powerful features.

A starter's guide to web accessibility

Digital is now the new normal, and your online presence can often be the first point of contact a customer has with your brand. Just as high street stores have to cater for the needs of the physically impaired, businesses also need to ensure that their sites are accessible to everyone, including those who might have disabilities or physical impairments which might affect how they interact with websites or digital products.

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Render Conf 30th March 2017 - A review

On 30th March, I took the many trains over the many hours required to get to Oxford from Brighton and attended Render Conf. In it’s second year, this conference already seems to have gained quite an online following. The line-up was jam-packed full of reputable names you’ve heard and people with brains jam-packed full of info.

5 essential points to remember, when defining your USP

Key to any design briefing will be the agencies ability to understand you, what you do and how you interact with your customers and stakeholders.

Did the Wordpress theme kill web design?

Web design is rapidly being commoditised....so what role is left for the designer....has the Wordpress theme replaced them?

The pros and cons of having a retainer contract with your digital agency (and how to avoid the cons)

Whilst it isn’t recommended that you redesign your website too frequently, work on a site doesn’t stop after launch. There’s content to keep up-to-date, landing pages and calls-to-action you may wish to add, and, now and then, a redesign of the home page or site architecture may be needed. In order to make these assessments on an ongoing basis, you’re going to need agency services every month.

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