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  • Full or part time web architect and project manager required

    Are you a coder looking for a slightly different challenge? Or are you a project manager who knows your way around PHPMyAdmin and can spot a browser cache from a code glitch at 20 paces?Then you might be who we're looking for! Due to a constantly expanding client list, and the… Read more

  • PHP Web Developer - full or part time

    Are you a PHP developer looking for your next role?We're looking for someone - full or part time - with the following skill set to help us with our busy client list of International brands and digital starts ups.- PHP- SQL- HTML5- CSS3- JavaScript / jQuery- MVC frameworks (Laravel and… Read more

  • How to get an A Grade SSL Install with Letsencrypt on EC2

    LetsEncrypt is great, but it doesn't always work brilliantly with Amazon EC2 instances.Documented below are the various steps and hurdles I've had to overcome to install LetsEncrypt and configure Apache to run a clients site securely over SSL. I'm writing this as much as anything for my own reference as… Read more

  • Digital Designer job vacancy nr. Bristol and Weston-Super-Mare

    We're looking for an enthusiastic, bright, hard working designer to join our busy little agency to cover our existing Designer's maternity leave (and who knows beyond that).Based in Winscombe (BS25) nestled in the Mendips between Bristol, Weston-Super-Mare, and Cheddar, we make websites for international organisations, tech start ups, and all… Read more

  • Getting Started with AMP

    Everyone wants their website to load as fast as possible, especially for people on mobile devices. When time is scarce and very precious, waiting for pages to load can be extremely frustrating. Responsive web design is all very well, but often whilst pages are designed to look pretty on a… Read more

  • Retina Images - Automatically serve high-res images, to those who'll appreciate them.

    We were looking for a neat way to handle high resolution images for devices that can benefit from them and have discovered a handy solution in the form of retinaimag.es.Using just a small snippet of js code and a few other bits and bobs, it determines if you're viewing the site… Read more

  • We're hiring - PHP / full stack web developer required

    We're looking for a LAMP stack developer to join our team.We're a happy, busy little agency with an exciting client list of international brand-clients, web start ups and small businesses. We build everything from simple Wordpress websites, to more complicated bespoke web applications and apps (think e-learning, payments portals, reporting… Read more

  • A UX consideration for Nationwide

    A few weeks ago I wrote a little UX review of something I found odd with Nationwide's online banking, but I didn't get around to publishing it.1 It went a little something like this..."Now, of course, I don't know the reasons behind what I'm about to describe and so please,… Read more

  • Why have my Instagram pictures stopped appearing on my website?

    If you were a user of the Instafeed.js service for Instagram, you may have noticed recently that your pictures have stopped automagically appearing on your website. This is due to some recent legal changes Instagram have made to their API, which has unfortunately stopped the app (for now atleast) from… Read more

  • Creating an SVG version of our logo

    SVGs are awesome! If your image is in SVG format it's a vector (as the name suggests) and will scale beautifully to any size you desire. This is in contrast to a more traditional format such as a .gif or .png which will go blurry once you go past their… Read more