Love Cake Agency Bake Off

Createful's afternoon tea

We heard on the grapevine that there was an inter-agency ‘Great British Bake Off’ style event coming up run by local baking genius Heather Brown, and seeing as our company name should probably be ‘Cakeful’, we set about devising a Createful cake creation to submit…

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31 Oct, 2016 | Michelle Dinan

Silicon Beach 2016

Silicon Beach opening screen and Matt Desmier

A few of us from the Createful team popped along to Silicon Beach 2016, a conference held in Bournemouth showcasing talks from some very thought-provoking people over two days. I (Michelle) went along to the first day and thought I’d reflect on some of the talks which resonated with me…

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4 Oct, 2016 | Michelle Dinan

Give it some SASS

SASS header graphic

We use the SASS (Syntactically Awesome StyleSheets) CSS preprocessor here at Createful to compile CSS for most of our projects. Whilst working with SASS, there are a number of handy things I have picked up that have proven to be invaluable, so I thought I would share a few…

4 Oct, 2016 | Michelle Dinan

WordPress Custom Fields & Custom Post Types Tutorial

WordPress has the ability to harness Custom Post Types and Custom Fields, which are two very powerful advanced tools able to work together to provide some extremely useful features to a website. They can be a little tricky to master, so we have created a simple-to-follow tutorial to get them working together in harmony…

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11 May, 2016 | Michelle Dinan

Streamlining front end development with Gulp.js

Gulp.js is a JavaScript task runner which can carry out various tasks in a web project automatically. For example, it can condense multiple JavaScript files down into one, reduce image sizes, watch files when they change and compile SASS into CSS files for you. It takes a little bit of effort to set up, but once configured, it can save you so much time…

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12 May, 2016 | Michelle Dinan

Riding the Digital Wave

Digital Wave

An event for school age students called Digital Wave was held at the Bournemouth International Centre on the 6th October 2015. A few of the Createful crew went on down to be part of the event and talk to the students…

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13 Oct, 2015 | Michelle Dinan

What’s the deal with Japanese website design?

I just got back from a two week long trip to Japan, which was beyond fantastic (can I go back please?). Whilst I was out there, I noticed a few interesting things about the state of Japanese technology and website design that I thought I’d share…

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8 Jul, 2015 | Michelle Dinan

Designing for the new iPhone 6 screen resolutions

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With the release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus came a new set of screen sizes, including an entirely new set for the iPhone 6 Plus, which is a first for Apple devices. As designers, this could theoretically add quite a bit of extra work and we need to find the best ways to incorporate designing for them into our workflow.

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22 Sep, 2016 | Michelle Dinan

Mobile App Prototyping with Marvel

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A few months ago we discovered an excellent online mobile prototyping tool called Marvel which, ever since, has been invaluable to us in mocking up design and behaviour of mobile apps without having to develop them in their entirety…

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9 Oct, 2014 | Michelle Dinan