5th Mar 2019

Your Friday Tech Round-Up: 1st March 2019

It’s time for a Friday tech round-up to kick off the month! It was a turbulent end to February with Brexit negotiations still up in the air and more fines issued for breaches of data protection law. So, what’s been happening in this week’s tech news? Let’s find out. Three quarters of government systems aren’t ready for Brexit A report ...

5th Mar 2019

12 things clients say that only creatives will get

You know the feeling … It’s Friday, it’s five to five … Tonight’s the night! The one night when you finally get to click off on-time and have a weekend. Like a person. Then it happens: The phone rings and you hear those doom-laden words: “Can you just …” Of course, they assure you, “It’ll just be a five minute job!” And ...

5th Mar 2019

Practical tips for faster websites

Why are so many websites so slow these days? There are many reasons why a website might be slow. The three main reasons would be — in no particular order — third parties, CMS issues and the over-reliance on front-end frameworks. Third parties could include things like tag managers, tracking scripts, analytics, A/B testing tools, and ...

5th Mar 2019

Do you need to code to be considered a web developer?

What made Shakespeare the paragon of writers? There is a case to be made that, beyond simple raw talent, he had in his time, played many parts – he’d been both an actor and a director, before writing. Knowing stagecraft and understanding what delivering lines was like helped him to write plays which made the best use of his medium. Knowing ...

14th Feb 2019

Hype or game changer? A brief history of content marketing

Content marketing has changed. What was once a new and intriguing way to drive consumer traffic is now standard in the online marketing game, as businesses big and small engage with consumers and clients by way of content marketing. Now, all signs point toward future growth in the industry. One of the reasons why? Data shows that content ...

14th Feb 2019

12 Gutenberg-friendly free WordPress themes

If you were thinking about creating a WordPress website for yourself or any of your clients and the commotion about Gutenberg made you sceptic, here are 12 great-looking Gutenberg-compatible themes to get started. You can use these themes for multiple purposes, ranging from blogging and photography portfolios to ecommerce, business and ...

14th Feb 2019

Video killed my data plan: Best practices for incorporating video

As networks speed up and devices become ever more powerful, designers and developers can add new immersive features to websites and applications that were previously ‘too slow.’ One popular feature that most devices and networks can handle is video. Research shows that the addition of video increases customer engagement and retention due to ...

14th Feb 2019

How to fix a hacked WordPress website

When it comes to WordPress, “hacked” is never a word you want to hear. Unfortunately, it happens more often than you think. According to Sucuri’s latest Hacked Website report, WordPress infections rose from 74% in 2016 Q3 to 83% in 2017. You’re likely aware of the consequences: loss of search engine rankings, exposing site visitors to ...

13th Feb 2019

How hacking psychology can make you a better usability tester

You probably know that usability testing is a must-have before launching the production of a digital product, app or website, but did you know that you could be sabotaging your own results? To prevent that, you should learn a few common mistakes that tend to occur during usability testing and how you can hack cognitive psychology to get more ...