Over the past few months there’s been an increasing amount of discussion and excitement around one particular area of web development: ‘Progressive Web Applications’. Ryan explains why it’s the future and shares his research of early adopters and an overview of the technologies you can use to progressively enhance web apps today.
Our latest project was a website for an architectural firm with lots of high resolution images. They had a requirement for a CMS, and after lots of research we decided to use Perch. Using examples, James analyses the pros and cons of using Perch CMS after using it for the first time.
As part of our continued learning at UVD, we’ve been taking it in turns to provide workshops for one another. In this article, James reviews how his SVG animation workshop went down and covers how useful these workshops can be for the whole team.
Our monthly roundup of anything we’re doing and learning in our own time. Ryan recommends a couple of frontend podcasts, Alex talks about SHA1 collisions and Dave finally tells us what ‘bikeshedding’ means (in joke). And don’t worry – there’s still the usual fix of space.
As always, we’ve been busy bees. Dave has build a progressive web app to see his Monzo transactions, Rachael has been learning modern calligraphy and there’s some more tech for good (and bad?!).
New year, new frontend build. Dave explains why we moved away from JSPM, and how we used Rollup to simplify our new build.
Our placement student from QMUL has been busy creating a Slackbot for the team to manage their holidays. This post explains how he did it.
Our monthly round up of what we’re up to in our own time. Ryan has been reading about, and immersing himself in virtual reality… Rachael has been watching telly… and there’s a quick-fire round of facts.
After one of our user data scripts caused one of our schedulers running on a cron to break, we decided to set up an alarm to tell us when it was happening and also set up a fix to heal itself. This post outlines the steps we took.