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Making the web faster

By Nick Harding - Web Developer. They say the average user waits 2 seconds for a web page to load before clicking off somewhere else; I suspect this is largely true. Everyone has suffered that frustration and stabbing of the F5 key to try and get a page to load at ... 

Movies vs Life: IT edition

Today Aurelien Thieriot, Software Developer with a love for open data and new technologies, discusses Movies versus Life in this guest blog. As a Software Developer working everyday on IT-related topics, it is sometimes difficult to grasp the fact that other people don't have the same affinity with computers. My laptop, ... 

Anti-Patterns: Do's and Don'ts

By Matt McCabe - Web Developer. I'd probably describe anti-patterns as 'what not to do' but SourceMaking has a more succinct description: An Anti-Pattern is a literary form that describes a commonly occurring solution to a problem that generates decidedly negative consequences. Before I get into some of the more common ones ... 

Windows (9) 10

By Nick Harding - Web Developer. Let's start with some home truths: Windows 8 was a mistake and Windows 8.1 was just a slightly better mistake. All we need to do is look at the adoption rate of Windows 8/8.1 compared to Windows 7 to confirm it: when 55% computers use ... 

The Future of the Internet

By Caitlin Murphy - Web Developer. As a singing-teacher friend said in passing the other day, "If my students don't show up I'm stuck in a classroom without the Internet." We can all relate to that feeling of not being connected to the web; at times it may seem euphoric, for ... 

Web Content Management: an Introduction

By Richard Griffiths - Director. Director and developer Richard Griffiths introducing the first blog in our new technical series by giving an insight into Web Content Management Systems, with a brief history of their development, an introduction to some popular systems and some advice on choosing the right software for your ...