Tag: Web Development

Ruby on Rails Administration Systems

October 13, 2017 by Will

A system to please everybody. A good administration tool needs to be a lot of things.  It isn't just about basic crud anymore.  You need it to be appealing to users so that it's a selling point for the project and users actually use it.  It needs to help developers and... 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


Wordpress Development With Twig & Timber

February 11, 2014 by will

  Because WordPress is awesome but the loop isn't. One of the building blocks of our starter theme[http://www.kindleman.com.au/kindling] is Timber. Timber brings modern templates to Wordpress. We like it so much we have incorporated it into our workflow for all new WP projects. Timber enables you to  Separate out your logic from your presentation... 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


Two Thumbs - A Visual Asset Approvals Process

July 09, 2013 by tim

If you've got anything visual that needs more than 1 pair of eyes to sign it off, then you probably need an approvals process in place. Imagine your company sells beauty products. New products are being released regularly. Formulas get updated. Regulations change. Certifications and marketing changes. And so then does your... Read More


Modern Online Payments in Australia

June 07, 2013 by will

It only seems like yesterday when Australia was behind the curve with online payments.  Now the banking system has caught up and new modern payment systems have started appearing that make getting online and taking payments far easier than ever before. Things to consider Its easy to get caught up on obvious... Read More


Silverstripe for Robust Content Management

June 03, 2013 by will and Will

Silverstripe  CMS is our favourite Content Management System for more complicated websites that need a more robust platform. It is very well designed from the ground up to provide a suitable basis for complex, functional sites with requirements for permissions based workflows and custom functionality. It has a great technical architecture and... Read More


Silverstripe CMS wins All Government contract

March 13, 2013 by will and Will

Silverstripe CMS  has won an all government contract with the NZ government.  Over 600 sites will be developed on the platform.   Its a huge boost in credibility for our favorite Content Management System and is likely to see an increase in interest, development and capability in the system. Which all in all... Read More



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