Pranath Fernando

Pranath is our back-end developer who knows the deepest, darkest secrets of our CMS of choice - Typo3. In his free time he likes to balance the mind and body doing plenty of hot yoga, freediving, SUP, or balancing on his new slackline in front of the old west pier.

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?

This article was posted in Client Guides by Pranath Fernando

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'Open data' is a term thrown about in many circles, from the mainstream media to academia to government departments. But what is it all about? And what relevance does it have to NGO's, charities & third sector organisations, often hard pressed for time & resources?

This article was posted in Client Guides, Musings by Pranath Fernando

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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...

This article was posted in Design, Development by Pranath Fernando

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Graphs & Charts are often used by websites to display important and useful data, to support a policy or an issue, or to help tell a story. Many websites choose to create these graphs as a 'static' image (that does not change)...

by Pranath Fernando

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In this episode, we are going to look at a solution with a very different approach to responsive images and a more modest ambition to solve some but not all of the issues of concern - called Adaptive Images.

This article was posted in Responsive, Musings by Pranath Fernando

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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.

This article was posted in Responsive, Musings, Development by Pranath Fernando

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In this installment we are going to look at the first of these and the most basic responsive image solution of all: Fluid Images - which aims to address the scaling issue.

This article was posted in Design, Musings by Pranath Fernando

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In a world of ever increasing diversity of devices, many have chosen to adopt the responsive web design approach when creating their websites. But issues arise for the images of these websites ?

This article was posted in Design, Musings by Pranath Fernando

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Internet privacy is a hot topic in the news these days. While the web was created fundamentally to share all information with everyone, its increased use in daily life has meant that this idealistic view of information access does not always fit exactly with people’s requirements.

This article was posted in Tools, Quick Tips, SEO, Client Guides by Pranath Fernando

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Desktop sharing tools can be of great assistance to large and small organisations seeking to offer their services flexibly in an increasingly globalised world.

This article was posted in Tools, Client Guides by Pranath Fernando

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