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Working With Massive CSV Data

August 15, 2017 by Will

Working with big CSV's can be a pain.  You don't want to open Numbers or Excel because they are slow and have a limit on the rows they can view.  You need to be able to view, edit and create shorter versions for testing. Sometimes there are formatting issues to... Read More


Spree - Opensource eCommerce

June 15, 2017 by Will

Want to open an eCommerce store with flexible theme, functionality and content? We have just the platform for you. SpreeCommerce is an Open source eCommerce platform built with RubyOnRails - the best web development framework in the world Read More


Shopify - Hosted eCommerce

June 12, 2017 by Will

Shopify is the leading hosted ecommerce solution.  It has been running for several years and boasts some impressive figures:  400,000 active stores and $34Bn sales.  Shopify is big and in it for the long haul.   What's a hosted solution? "Hosted eCommerce" means that your website is hosted on Shopify's servers, instead... Read More


Mailchimp Subscription Module for Silverstripe

May 05, 2017 by Will

Mailchimp is our favourite email marketing system.  We use it for our client's sites as well as our own.  It is nice to use, good value, has great features and great deliverability.  We love it! To help us automate sending form submissions for Silverstripe's user forms module to our Mailchimp lists... Read More


Multi Site wordpress with Scss and Template inheritance

April 18, 2017 by Will

We recently built out a group of websites for educational organisations in Australia for a partner company.  The challenge was the client wanted the sites to be run on a single installation of Wordpress, using Wordpress multisite. The goal was to save costs and aid maintainability by reusing code for... Read More


Getting Started With Terminal

March 01, 2017 by Will

Is terminal in your Doc? do you use it? If not you are missing out as a web professional. Learning a few commands, or at least being aware of what to look up, makes you more productive and confident on your own (Linux or OSX) machine and when working on... Read More


Managing Complexity

February 20, 2017 by Will

For simple websites you can get away with emails and phone calls for communications, a photoshop mockup and a quick build by one generalist developer who cuts up the design into html and integrates it with a CMS. That process doesn't scale though. When requirements are complicated and there are multiple stake holders, developers, SEO staff and content generators, you need a lot more structure. Read More


Things to look forward to in 2017

January 03, 2017 by Will

Woot, new year. What's coming up to look out for and look forward to in the world of Web Making?   Silverstripe 4  Well, first off - SilverStripe 4.  Why is that exciting? Because everybody loves new and shiny work tools, right? Silverstripe is the best open source CMS available and is set... Read More


Christmas Reading Suggestions 2016

December 21, 2016 by Will

So that's it for another year. Work done, final rollout deployed.  Uptime robot is showing twinkling green lights across the board.  It's time to kick back and do something different.... Like catch up on some web design & development reading.  It's a fast paced gig, so we need to keep... Read More


Not For Profit Website requirements, Design & Solutions.

November 14, 2013 by Will

Not For Profit organisations provide so much value in the community. Thought leadership, community housing, advocacy, research & community care & more are provided by this sector. Even judging by traditional metrics alone the Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates that Not For Profits: contributed about $43 billion to gross domestic product (GDP)... Read More


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