As a web professional, it is important to keep up with the latest web technology and continue to up-skill yourself throughout your career. One easy way to up-skill is by learning from online training websites.  Since there are lots of these online training websites out there, it can be difficult to know where to start.  We have done a quick review of the biggest online learning tools out there, and also created a nifty little comparison table to help you choose the best online learning ...

A comparison of five of the most popular online training sites

In this post we discuss responsive web typography, the tools and techniques available to achieve it and two approaches that will make it easier and faster. We look at how to use Foundation to quickly achieve simple responsive typography and a custom Sass mixin which we created for greater control and responsiveness.

In this post, we discuss two approaches to responsive web typography. Using Zurb's Foundation framework and our own Sass mixin

WordPress has seen a huge growth in popularity in recent years, and now roughly 19% of all websites are running on it. With this increase in popularity, the demand for tailor-made WordPress themes has skyrocketed. We've made a quick tutorial on how to get started building custom WordPress themes.

This quick tutorial will help developers set up a dynamic environment for WordPress theme development.

As a follow up to our recent blog post on choosing colours for your web design project we thought it might be a good idea to take a closer look at some of the different types of colour combinations you can use when coming up your colour scheme.  In this blog post we will be exploring the use of colour triads as a means of coming up with a colour palette for your project.

How to use colour triads to create a colour palette for your websites or applications

Once you have installed your custom fonts and they are ready to use, it’s time to fine tune them for readability, optimisation and accessibility. In this blog post, we will go over the best tweaks in CSS to make your content a better experience for your user.

Develop font CSS for readability, optimization and accessibility

In this part 2 of our web typography series, we profile why Google is all over web design, what Google Fonts are, how to use them and our favourite Google Font combinations.  Don’t forget to also check out Top 6 tips for choosing fonts for your website and Introduction to Icon Fonts.

In this part 2 of our web typography series, we profile why Google is all over web design, what Google Fonts are, how to use them and our favourite Google Font combinations. Don’t forget to also check out Top 6 tips for choosing fonts for your website and Introduction to Icon Fonts.

Remember the awesome dingbats of the early 2000s? In the last decade, they have evolved into sophisticated font sets now known as icon fonts or symbol fonts. Icon fonts are great to use for lots of projects, from social media icons to arrows and symbols, all you need is a bit of CSS.  In this part 3 of our web typography series, we detail what icon fonts are, why you should use them, best use examples, and tips for implementation in your own design and development projects.

We detail what icon fonts are, why you should use them, and how to use them in your own design and development projects

Wow, where did the year go?  The holiday season is upon us again and this year, we ask the girl and guy geeks at Zing Design to give us their list of the top 10 coolest 2014 Christmas gift ideas for the silly season.

Wow, where did the year go? The holiday season is upon us again and this year, we ask the girl and guy geeks at Zing Design to give us their list of the top 10 coolest 2014 Christmas gift ideas for the silly season.

We explore the current state of geo-location based applications including use-cases in disaster response zones and the advantages of outsourcing the work to the masses.   We will also look at apps that are improving our everyday activities and give you our thoughts on how they can be further improved.

A brief look at the current and future applications of geolocation technology for mobile and web apps

Speedy page loads are integral to the success of a website. It's a simple equation, the longer visitors have to wait for content to load, the less likely they are to stick around. Here are some improvements that you can make on the client-side and the server-side to decrease page loading time.

How to improve your page load speed for client-side & server-side

Introducing Raygun, a SaaS product from Mindscape for tracking bugs in software, which we found also works great for tracking bugs in websites and apps. Here are our top five reasons for using it as part of your web development workflow.

Raygun is an error-tracking tool which we recommend to web developers to help stay on top of bugs

WordPress has worked it's way into the web developer's toolkit in the last few years as a platform for quickly building feature-rich websites. As great as WordPress is, it's plugin-centric nature means it's prone to bugginess. Luckily, we found a tool to help us stay on top of all the errors: Raygun!

WordPress has no built-in method for identifying bugs and error tracking. In this article, we examine how to error track properly within WordPress using Raygun.

This year we are expecting to see a continued decline in the use of legacy browsers and an increase in support for new, exciting web technologies. This transition will empower developers to build faster web apps that perform consistently across all devices as well as being on-par with the speed and capability of native apps.

Top 10 web development trends and predictions for 2014

With the new year finally here and the design team having just made it back into the office we thought that now is a great time to look back on what has been happening over the last year in the web design scene and come up with some predictions for what we think the top web design trends of 2014 might be.

Top 10 web development trends and predictions for 2014

When it comes to Bitcoin the largest barrier to entry is actually getting your first Bitcoins. There are basically 3 ways to obtaining them: Bitcoin mining, accepting them as payment or purchasing them with dollars through a website or in person. In this post we will be talking about the latter.

How to overcome the barrier of entry to purchase your first Bitcoin, starting with bitcoin mining and accepting it as a payment

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