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Five Keys to an Effective Disaster Recovery Plan

In an age where cyber-attacks are making headlines with alarming regularity, an actionable disaster recovery strategy has become essential. There is an urgent need to ensure protection against the worst consequences of critical disaster scenarios; from the most effective backup strategies to staff training requirements, we have brought the five most important considerations to light to ensure creative agencies and design studios can continue to operate under the most extreme circumstances.

From WordPress to Apple News, Instant Articles, and AMP

Apple: Send us your content in our special format and we’ll make it available in Apple News and more people read it and be happy with your brand… wink wink.

Google: Link up this JavaScript library and format your content in this special way, and we’ll hook you up in search results… wink wink.

Facebook: Format your content in our special way and send it over and it will load super fast and people will love it and be happy with your brand… wink wink.

Taking the Plunge

Let’s be honest. Going freelance or setting up your own agency isn’t the utopia we all thought it would be. We thought it would give us more time…

Supercharging Apache

Originally released in 1995, the Apache web server is a true Internet old-timer. Of course it’s true that newer, more nimble open-source web servers have come along in the last twenty years—you’re probably familiar with Nginx—but Apache still operates on the lion’s share of servers worldwide, with most estimates pegging its stake at 40-50% of all web-facing servers.

Caching Your Way to a Faster Website

Caching is one of those terms that has seemingly been around since the dawn of computer age. But what, exactly, is it and how can (should?) it be used when it comes to websites?

Five Important Considerations for Wireframing

User experience design is more than just problem solving. Since a UX Architect’s workflow requires input from different teams, a vast part of the actual work is clear…

Do You Need to Upgrade to Angular 2?

The Angular 2 team has had a busy year so far. Actually, the two years leading up to the announcement of Angular 2 have been exceedingly busy for…

A Quick Look at the React and Redux DevTools

If you haven’t dug into React yet, I’d encourage it. There are lots of very satisfying feelings that come along with it. Building components that you piece together to assemble a complete working page is very satisfying, for example. The tooling is also quite satisfying. Working with Webpack and having it hot-reload just the components you’ve touched is awesome.

Six CloudTech Hosting Optimization Tricks – Part 2

Our CloudTech team is back with some crucial plugins and command line tricks to optimizing your hosting solution.

Seven Digital Design Resources

We asked our Creative Team for their go-to resources for digital design. Here are some of their favorites:

Web-based REPL’s for many languages

I only just recently learned the term “REPL”. It essentially means “command line”. You type code in, it runs, you see output.

Read, Eval, Print, Loop.

Six Key Ways to Optimize Your Web Hosting

We asked CloudTech, our premium technical support team, for six ways to optimize your hosting solution. Faster sites, here you come!

Attracting and Retaining Good Digital Staff

Recruiting good digital employees feels like a nature documentary. It is beginning to become a jungle out there! Although there is no shortage of candidates, the good ones are much in demand and you can become pretty desperate.

Considerations for styling the < pre > tag

You’ve probably used it. It’s that very special tag in HTML that allows for the white space within the tags to actually be honored. For example, four spaces…

The 10 Best UX e-Books (for Free!)

From web design to prototyping and typography, our friends at UXPin have compiled this list of the 10 best e-books that teach UX design. The best part? They’re all free.

The Reactive Database System – Letting the Cloud Help You

Amazon Web Service (AWS) is known for its scaling and elasticity. Now, with some help from AWS Lambda, even your database can benefit from the power of the cloud (and save you money at the same time).