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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.

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.

This article was posted in Client Guides by Pranath Fernando

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.

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

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.

This article was posted in Design, Development, UX by Pranath Fernando, Owen Priestley, Mike Street

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

'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

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

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

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

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

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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