September 2015 Round-Up

It’s been a slightly irregular month as both Simon and Matt have had periods away from the office enjoying some holiday time, but despite that there has still been a good amount of client work to report.

Simon and Matt at the Lucas Fox anniversary party
Matt (left) and Simon (right) at the Lucas Fox 10th anniversary party.

In addition to the ongoing works for our regular clients, other has seen us begin work on a front-end redesign of the GoEnglish website, focusing on both a new look and feel and also an improved performance. The current site is quite old now and we’re taking advantage of the redesign to also introduce a new CMS and to carry out an audit of the content. We’re aiming to launch the new site in the coming month.

While the front-end work is in progress, we’ve also been working on a bespoke application for GoEnglish that helps with their internal management systems.

We’ve also been hard at work with Lucas Fox on their site design, development and general online support. September saw the 10 year anniversary of Lucas Fox which was celebrated in style with a party at the OneOcean club in Barcelona. We’ve worked with Lucas Fox for nine of those ten years and it’s great to have played a part in their success.

Reading list

Here is a good read about the importance of performance and the perception of time and on a related note here’s a collection of insights about perceived speed.

You’re using responsive images to deliver appropriately sized images to your web pages and reduce page boat, right? Well, Picturefill 3.0.0 is now the latest stable version of the popular polyfill.

We often use Trello to manage project tasks and giving priority to and organising tasks can be tricky, especially when there are multiple goals to achieve and stakeholders to please. This blog post about how to prioritise and schedule tasks within a larger project resonated with us and offers some good advice.

For fans of Perch CMS, here are a few niceties from generous members of the Perch community: a handy CSS snippet for adjusting the Assets panel display, an App to show a user activity log within the Perch Admin, a blog post showing how a Perch user displayed related blog posts and finally a handy fieldtype for url input.

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