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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What my six-month-old taught me about my job


I have a baby son called Felix. He’s small, and cute. I’m aware of the subjectivity of the latter part of that statement, but it’s not up for debate. When you have a kid, you’ll understand. If Felix looked like Hoggle from the movie Labyrinth, I’d still say he’s cute. That’s just how it is. So let’s move on.

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5 Signs of a Createful Culture

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There’s been a new buzzword circulating within recruiters and HR professionals lately – “progressive culture”.

On reading the article “Ten Signs of a Progressive Company Culture” on the Forbes website, I realised that this was the very essence of Createful and how we do things. We are so progressive in our culture, that we were doing this before it was even a thing!

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A Day at Createful


Every digital agency is different. With so many in the Bournemouth and Poole area, it’s important that each has their own personality. Createful has been around for 6 years, and in that time we have built our own identity. Ever wondered what it’s like to be Createful? Here is an insight into our world.
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The Next Trend

The Next Trend

The world of web design, like fashion, tends to be characterised by identifiable trends. Some come and go, and some are longer-lasting. Someone does something cool, that something wins an award, gets lots of publicity, and becomes a source of excitement and inspiration to the design community. And so a trend is born. This process is inevitable, recurrent, and, in my opinion, potentially harmful.

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The One Thing They Didn’t Teach Me About Working in a Digital Agency


I went to University waaay back in 1997 in Newport in South Wales. I did the Multimedia degree course, which was a bit of a guinea pig exercise as we were one of the first year groups to combine fine arts with computers and HTML markup. It was essentially a course in web design and new media. But there was one important thing they didn’t teach me about working in a digital agency…

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Using Unity 3D in app Development


Over the last few weeks we’ve been joined here in the studio by talented game/mobile designer-developer extrordinaire Jamie Roe. While on placement he’s been exploring a task we set him to develop an app that blends some simple user interaction with 3D modelling. With the easy job over, we then asked him to write about it for our blog!

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How NOT to be a Project Manager


Part of my job is to manage projects here at Createful. This means I am the professional nagging machine and task chaser. It is my responsibility to keep on track of things and to monitor the progress of our client’s projects. I could write a long list about all of the things I’ve learnt since becoming a PM. Instead here is something a little different, some tips on how not to be a Project Manager.

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Have dating apps turned love from Cupid to stupid?

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If you Google the definition of ‘dating’, most results will sound something like this: “Two people meet socially for companionship, usually with the aim of assessing the each other’s suitability for an intimate relationship”. With an increasing prevalence of dating apps, in this dual-authored post we look at two sides of the story.

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2016 BRIT Awards embrace digital


The outfits are hanging in the dressing rooms, final rehearsals taking place and awards receiving their final polishing. The 2016 BRIT Awards have arrived. Tonight, tens of thousands of people will join the likes of Adele, Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Coldplay, at Britain’s most anticipated music event.

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