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How To Add Some SASS To Your Site

How To Add Some SASS To Your Site

What is SASS? If you’re involved in managing or building websites, you probably will have heard of SASS by now. And if you haven’t, where have you been? Described as ‘the most mature, stable, and powerful professional grade CSS extension language in the world’, SASS is fast becoming…

The Agile Manifesto

The Agile Manifesto

It was the year 2001, when in Utah, 17 software developers met up and created the agile manifesto (http://agilemanifesto.org/). It was a collection of values and principles, shared amongst people who were inspired by the idea of a better, more effective way of software development. The manifesto formed…

Java 8: An Introduction to Streams

Java 8: An Introduction to Streams

Streams are, in my humble opinion, one of the best new features that were introduced in Java 8. Why? Because it lets us process data more quickly and efficiently than ever before and in a declarative way. The best way to explain this is with examples. Before we…

Using icon fonts on your website – Part 2

Using icon fonts on your website – Part 2

In Part 1 we learned about the advantages of using an icon font and how easy it is to set one up on your website. Whilst there are many pre-made sets of free and paid icon fonts available to use on your website, sometimes they don’t quite suit…

Magento: Stop Shipping Related Checkout Abandonment

Magento: Stop Shipping Related Checkout Abandonment

There’s a lot to consider when it comes to shipping. It goes far beyond the packaging and fulfilment of your orders. It’s how information is presented to your customers, as this can have a factor on conversions and the overall user experience. Shipping is quite often low on…

The Ultimate Guide to Magento SEO

The Ultimate Guide to Magento SEO

In this guide, we’re going to step through the do’s and don’ts of Magento SEO, from the built-in functionality, through to the wealth of additional features that you can add to it. SEO has changed drastically over the last 10+ years, as search engines become more advanced and…

Java 8: An Introduction to Lambda Expressions

Java 8: An Introduction to Lambda Expressions

Lambda expressions arrived in Java 8 promising to make it quicker & easier to implement one method interfaces using an expression as well as providing the ability to use functional programming. As a quick way of seeing what lambda expressions can do for us let’s take a look…

Using Icon Fonts On Your Website – Part 1

Using Icon Fonts On Your Website – Part 1

Almost every website these days uses icons in one way or another. They add character and help users to identify functions on the website. Often icons are included on sites as a normal image which, whilst providing the correct effect, can be less versatile and a heavier load…

Part 2 – Web Design Responsive Imagery, Logos and Icons

Part 2 – Web Design Responsive Imagery, Logos and Icons

Here is part two of our Best Practice – Web Design Responsive Imagery, Logos and Icons blog. Enjoy! Photography Photography makes up some of the ‘heaviest’ bits of a website, and so the key is optimisation. Stay away from PNG (unless you need transparency) and TIFF images, as…

Local development with Vagrant

Local development with Vagrant

A developer’s workflow While there is not a standard workflow for a developer  that fits all projects and all personal tastes, it is a very common practice to use at least  three distinct environments when working on a project. A local , a staging and a production environment….

Customer Experience Personalisation in Ecommerce

Customer Experience Personalisation in Ecommerce

It’s the trend that is hard to escape in 2016, and it’s only going to become more prevalent in 2017. Customising a customer’s shopping experience is one of the biggest areas of investment for Ecommerce businesses in the UK and around the globe. So how do you start,…

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