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Our blog. Time permitting we write on a range of subjects including design, development, real-world project management, business, coding techniques, technology, pocket notebooks, and fine coffee.

  • Fighting html5shiv.js and SVG

    Fighting html5shiv.js and SVG

    Following the tenets of Progressive Enhancement, I had created a website that worked beautifully in old versions of IE, helped along a little by respond.js and the html5shiv.

    Having put IE to bed, I continued to work on the site, using a combination of IE conditional tags & Modernizr to enable features for compliant browsers. When the time for go-live was drawing near, I cracked open my plethora of VMs again to give everything a once-over. And alas! IE8 had lost a whole bunch of its styles.

  • Our New Office!

    Our New Office!

    We moved into our new office today!

  • Better web projects: part 2

    During the past 18 months we've developed a set of processes which help deliver web projects with better results and fewer problems in less time. There's no rocket science but you might find it useful.

  • Better web projects: part 1

    Web projects managed using traditional techniques are susceptible to common problems. Without care they can easily lead to less than ideal results for clients and web studios alike. It's time for some fresh thinking.

  • Enable retina text in Office for Mac 2011

    Using Microsoft Office for Mac on a retina screened device can be an utterly horrible experience without pinsharp text rendering. We don't do IT support as a rule but one of our best clients asked if we could help; we did and we found a simple solution.

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