Pranath Fernando

Pranath Fernando

Pranath is our Senior Back-end developer who knows the deepest, darkest secrets of our CMS of choice - Typo3. In his free time he is a keen student of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, and likes to balance the mind and body doing plenty of hot yoga, freediving, and SUP. Find him on LinkedIn.

Adapting to survive and thrive on the web in the age of Covid-19

Adapting to survive and thrive on the web in the age of Covid-19

Understand how your website users’ needs are changing due to covid-19 and optimise your content to match.

Adding Podcasts to your website

In this article we will look at why you might want a podcast, and what you need to do to make any podcasts you have available on your website.

The technical challenges in building a data portal

We recently designed and built a data portal which collects disaggregated data from multiple sources from 40 countries for Leonard Cheshire and The Department for International Development. This data is presented on the portal in a series of visualizations across 16 development indicators, grouped into the four themes of inclusive education, economic empowerment, technology/innovation and stigma/discrimination.

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?

Why NGO's, Charities and Third sector organisations need to wake up and embrace open data

'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?

Helping NGO African Bond Markets show financial data

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...

Bring data to life with dynamic graphs & charts

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)...

Responsive Images Solutions - Adaptive Images

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.

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.

Responsive Image Solutions: Fluid Images

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.

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