Archive for June, 2016

The All New WordPress – What is Calypso?

Matt Mullenweg, the CEO of WordPress’ parent company, Automattic, announced a new interface for WordPress late last year called Calypso. What was unusual was that the interface was written in Javascript, Node, and React (which excited the vast majority of developers) but it remained a primarily PHP based application using a REST API. WordPress Calypso has created a lot of confusion with many people thinking WordPress was being completely rebuilt, but in fact Calypso is just an admin interface with a WordPress.com.

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Brexit – Where Will It Take UK Digital?

Whether you’re happy about the Brexit decision or not, it’s important to appreciate the ramifications for industry. The digital sector is a major and growing player in the UK economy. The highlights of this budding sector before today’s result were: 382,000 people are employed in the IT sector in London. (techUK Manifesto) This sector has been responsible for 30% of the capital’s job growth since 2009. (South Mountain Economics) There are 1.56m recognised digital tech economy jobs in the UK, alongside 58,000 digital.

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Bootstrap vs Materialize

Another day in the tech world and the behemoth that is Google has entered another arena with Materialize. Previously the only option for a powerful front end framework was Bootstrap, an open source technology that has helped developers worldwide. Started by two people at Twitter, it has been unchallenged in this space as the best of breed. A few competitors exist, such as Skeleton, but none have come close to Bootstrap’s undeniable success. We use Bootstrap on a daily basis and have found.

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Flexbox – The CSS Vertical Alignment Issue Solution

Flexbox is one of the most unused CSS modules. It can resolve your vertical alignment issues and a lot more. CSS “hacks” have become the norm in creating complex front-end designs whilst trying to get the content to look right.   Flexbox was first released in 2009 and it’s beginning to be widely supported by all modern browsers (source: caniuse.com). It was included in CSS3 to take care of the broken and missing item alignment, direction and order. One of the best and most common ways of utilising this.

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When I grow up I wanna be….

The day has come, the world has changed and I feel like I belong in a museum. A new generation of tech savvy youngsters, with a greater understanding of the technical world than their parents, use tablets, mobiles and computers to advance their education at a faster rate than ever before and many learn coding fundamentals through games from as young as five! Gamification is a very diverse market, targeting different age categories from primary school children through to secondary school and adults. There is.

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