Defining a Digital Product
One of the things we focus on is developing Digital Products. These are websites that provide some form of utility to users - these allow people to "do" stuff
MySQL SVN Backup- A simple solution for small databases
A common pain point when using databases like MySQL on small projects is a simple way of managing backups. Here is a solution we've created.
The WordPress Effect
The growth of tools like Wordpress have had a massive impact on the web development market. It's created two very distinct areas with a huge gap between.
Cache busting Gmail's new image caching
This week, GMail announced images are on by default. If you're a marketer, you might have seen some posts about how exciting this is that we can now track emails again.
The perils of ecommerce. Objects may appear larger and better than they actually are
Ever bought something online that wasn't what you thought it was?
If my customers mainly use mobile devices, doesn't that mean I should be building a phone app?
Most of our projects now have over 50% mobile traffic. So mobile strategy is becoming increasingly important
Fast follower strategy DOA?
Five reasons why we think your fast follower strategy might not work out so well.
Getting more efficient with our Ruby on Rails projects
"convention over configuration". How to improve team effectiveness and quality.
Testing web projects
One of the things we've started doing quite differently over the last few years is how we test our web projects
Have you noticed how fast some sites are these days?
Have you noticed that some of the sites you use have been getting super fast lately?
Mobile first - 5 key constraints on mobile devices
Get ahead by going 'mobile first'. Let's take a look at some of the challenges we face when doing so.
Automated vulnerability scanning for Ruby on Rails projects
Vulnerability scanning software Ruby on Rails analysis
Which Shopify account is the best value for money?
Shopify for e-commerce - we looked into this as part of a recent assesment.
Mobile traffic is growing crazy like. If you're addressing this already by thinking about a mobile aspect of your website, great! If not, read on…
Bypassing the sign up hurdle with super-soft joins
How we use super-soft joins to interact with users on personal subjects.
Manage SSL redirection in Nginx using maps, and save the universe
Solutions to simple yet common and frustrating problems. We spill the beans on how we do it.
A look inside our Jenkins Pipeline - how we make reliable stuff
How we build relational trust; our integrated testing pipeline
How a project gets tested and deployed with GitFlow
GitFlow is the way of the future. Find out why and how here.
Setting Jira priorities - Team Six and The Iceberg
Seal teams, titanic sinkers and our prioritization ratings.
Benchmarking the perfect project - what makes one project better than another
A few months ago, we started working with a project management coach. Here's what happened.
10 ways to improve your phone app development brief
Ten quick tips: considerations for your iphone app design brief
User generated content
It's always great to get some user feedback. Brett was kind enough to make this video about "Tails for Whales"
Why we use Ruby on Rails
We do a lot of work with a programming language called Ruby on Rails. This is why.
Lately, we've been doing quite a bit of work on sites which involve multi-variate (MV) testing
Refactoring a design
We've recently spent some time adding some new features to a site that we built a while back.
Fat footers - should they include a sitemap
There's a bit of a design trend at the moment towards making more of the footer area at the bottom of your site.