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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WordPress Custom Fields & Custom Post Types Tutorial

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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

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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

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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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