Archive for October, 2016

Mobigeddon – Were You Left Behind in Google’s Rapture?

Eighteen months ago on, April 21st 2015, Google’s version of an apocalyptic level event occurred; Mobigeddon. This event was the Search Engine equivalent of the Rapture, where all mobile friendly sites were lifted to the top of Google’s mobile search results and all non-friendly sites were left behind. Needless to say, this event caused some volatility in the global rankings for keywords and even now some companies have still failed to jump on the band waggon. Finding out where you stand post-Mobigeddon.

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Responsive Emails Have Landed, Sort of…

My phone is the centre of my universe. It helps me when I’m lost. It holds my notes and reminders (essentially it’s my memory). When I wake up in the morning to the alarm on my phone the first thing I do is swipe the screen. If I have any push-notifications from my Gmail app, I browse any new emails I’ve received. As of September 30th, Gmail email clients have started to support media queries and embedded styles. Litmus has a ‘live.

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Hack Day October 2016

This week we held our latest hack day here at Purr. What’s a hack day? It’s when we let our coders out of their cages and give them free reign to explore anything developer-ish that advances their skills in one way or another. In the past, we’ve had sensible explorations like trying out OpenCart, which led to it becoming a platform we introduced to the PHP team. We have also had more amusing explorations such as building Doughnut Dash – an app.

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