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React Router Workshop

15th Sep 2017 / By Joe

Tomorrow morning I’ll be up bright and early on my way to the Twitter UK building in London, where I’ll be joining Codebar’s uncodebar 3 to lead a 45 minute workshop on React Router. We’ll start by discussing the broader concerns about Single Page Applications – when are they a good solution and when should…

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What is AMP? Or, the Google future of the web

5th Sep 2017 / By Michael Gunner

AMP, or Accelerated Mobile Pages, are Google’s attempt, at least on the surface, at bringing a faster and more fluid web experience to those browsing via mobile. It’s no secret or surprise that page speed on mobile continues to be a problem for web developers. But, dig a little deeper (although not much) and it…

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Using service workers to better handle going offline

1st Sep 2017 / By Michael Gunner

What is a service worker? It’s not someone who works on services, although I’m sure you probably already had that figured out 👀. Here’s a handy explanation of a service worker written by Matt Gaunt, Developer Programs Engineer at Google: “A service worker is a script that your browser runs in the background, separate from…

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Applying a new pattern library to legacy code

31st Aug 2017 / By Michael Gunner

Pattern libraries, or component libraries, or “front end style guides”, are all the rage. And rightly so – it’s high time we moved on from treating web projects as a bunch of cobbled together “pages”. The trouble with that approach is its lack of flexibility, the design and build cannot be used for anything else….

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Influencer Marketing and Blogger Outreach for Brands

9th Mar 2017 / By Jack Dunne

People are searching for more on-demand entertainment. We’re time-restricted and want to be digitally entertained when we want, where we want.   Whether this is reading articles, or watching videos, we have an incredible range of topics and answered questions at our fingertips. With YouTube being the second most popular search engine next to Google,…

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Responsive websites: Key considerations

1st Dec 2016 / By Jack Dunne

As a web design agency, we know the growing demand and importance of responsive, mobile friendly sites. Mobile conversions are growing at a staggering rate, and so it is essential that all our sites thrive on touch-devices. Earlier in the month we spread the word about our curiosity in this topic. We wanted to hear from our…

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How User-Generated Services are Affecting Branding

22nd Nov 2016 / By Jack Dunne

Many of the world’s most successful brands don’t produce their own content.   It takes a few moments to get your head around, however this notion really says something. Take eight year old Airbnb, the well-known and much-loved homestay marketplace, and Uber, the online American-grown hail-a-cab company – neither of these multi-million dollar businesses are actually…

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