Lights, Camera, Action: My Student Placement

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We were very recently joined by the lovely & talented Sophie, who studies Media Production at Bournemouth University. She first found out about Createful back in April of this year when a university assignment led her to our offices to record some interviews. Let’s hear what she has to say about her time with us…

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Summer Team Day!

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This week we had our summer team day! We took a break from the office, got into our sportswear and made our way to Moors Valley Country Park. Full of excitement and nerves, the sun was shining & we were ready. A day away from the screen actually taught us a lot; we really want to own Segways, some of us aren’t too keen on heights, but most importantly, we are great at working as a team!
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A Banking Tech Revolution: Open Banking

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Thanks to a host of annoying TV commercials, we’ve all heard of comparison websites. These are great when we’re looking for things like car insurance. But are there additional security risks when comparing our banking, or is this the only solution to help us get the best deals?

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#Rio2016 and the race to hashtag ownership

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“Preposterous!” “Ridiculous!” “Outrageous!” These are just some of the words ending in “ous” that have been shouted about the Createful offices this afternoon, after hearing the news that the US Olympic Committee is clamping down on the use of the “#Rio2016” hashtag on Twitter. But delving into the murky world of IP, trademarks and legal cases uncovers more questions than answers…

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Comedy, colouring and cake: my ​student placement year at Createful

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“Your placement year is the most important year of your uni experience. Get your CV up to scratch, and for God’s sake, make sure it’s somewhere you’ll actually want to be”. That’s what I was continuously told during my second year. Thankfully, I can return to uni in September, without a shadow of a doubt that I had the BEST placement experience at Createful.

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Pokémon Go: Riding the wave of nostalgia novelty or awesome user experience?

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In case you missed it (maybe you live in space….), Pokémon Go has burst into our lives over the last week whether we like it or not. Within the Createful Studio, opinion is divided: is this the best thing to happen within apps/games in a long time, or it is adding to the generational issue of conversations dying out and heads constantly buried in mobile phone screens?… Read more

Give it some SASS

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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…

The washing up needs to be done!

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We often have a sink full of mugs, that everyone swears they didn’t leave. It seems we don’t really enjoy washing up at Createful, well not that kind anyway… We recently ‘washed up’ our website refresh project with Anglo-Continental and found it to be a very useful approach for reflecting on our work.

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Wedding Planner – iPhone & Watch App

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Chace was with us for a few weeks as an intern iOS developer. During his time with us, he was tasked with coming up with iPhone and Apple Watch solutions for our popular Wedding Planner app, currently available for the iPad. Chace will explain the methods and problems he encountered along the way…

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