Category Archives: Web technologies

Foyles are innovative winners at The Stationers’ Awards

Foyles Book Search is the first ever in-store mobile web inventory search with mapping. Users can see instantly whether a title is in stock, and follow a map to its location in the 8 floor bookstore.  Fast and accurate, it is capable of instantly searching and checking availability from the range of over 600,000 titles that […]

Digital Oxford Week: Our highlights

  Digital Oxford Week has taken place for the last few years, and we’re back again next week starting the 11th May. We started Digital Oxford Week to draw attention to the diverse range of digital talent here in Oxfordshire. The aim is to showcase our regular meetups and offer a chance for people to […]

Hitachi’s new site sends strong signals

How does a world-leading rail manufacturer like Hitachi Rail Europe help people keep track of its organisation?   From government officials to railway enthusiasts, potential employees to industry commentators, Hitachi Rail Europe speaks to an incredibly wide audience. For anyone who wants to know more about, travel with, talk to or work with Hitachi Rail […]

Managing design. How do we do it?

Joel Hughes of the Business of Web Design chats to Jo Lankester, our Head of Design about her role and how design is helping to grow the agency. The interview is an extract from this podcast.   Tell me what you do Basically I make make sure we are maintaining high standards for design output […]

Housing Technology: Building an award-winning website at Paragon Community Housing

Paragon Community Housing Group has recently won the 2014 National Housing award for Best Digital Marketing for achievements that are centred on its new website. Hannah Elford, Paragon’s design and communications manager, explains how they are making the first steps in a digital journey in the November issues of Housing Technology Magazine. “We needed to […]

What do the new Symfony “Best Practices” mean for frontend developers?

This article is part of a series; see Symfony for frontend developers for more. The Symfony team recently published a Best Practices document outlining their recommendations for all sorts of things about how Symfony applications should be developed. If your team has adopted these best practices, what will that mean for you as a frontend […]

A Lovies double – two White October projects win

White October is proud to announce that two online projects have won coveted Bronze 2014 Lovie Awards. Education charity Hamilton Trust, one of the most valued resources for UK primary school teachers, wins in the Schools and Education category. Open Data Institute, which is pioneering the global evolution of open data culture, wins in Government […]

Symfony for frontend developers #5 – Assets and Assetic

This article is part of a series; see Symfony for frontend developers for more. Introduction Symfony has some useful functionality for dealing with your site’s assets – its javascripts, images and stylesheets.  Most Symfony apps also use “Assetic” to provide even more power and control.  This blog post helps you understand how these asset-management approaches […]

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