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Oct
2
2018
Client Advice
A clock and some coin piles sprouting vegetation - a metaphor for return on investment over time

ROI Focused Websites Part 1: 8 questions you should ask before engaging a web design agency

The first article in our Return on Investment (ROI) series asks 8 important questions that will determine your success.
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Barry Fisher - Director

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Barry Fisher

Technical Director
Sep
11
2018
Client Advice
Drupal Tech
A boy looking very confused and scratching his head

What is Pattern Lab and why should I care about it?

Our front-end developer discusses why you and your business should be considering Pattern Lab for your next Drupal project.
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Darren Fisher - Designer & Frontend Dev

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Darren Fisher

Designer & Frontend Dev
Aug
22
2018
Drupal Tech
Technology
Atomic design components from atoms, through molecules, organisms, templates, pages to Drupal.

10 lessons we learned from our first Drupal 8 + Pattern Lab via Emulsify project

The musings of our front end developer after the launch of our first Pattern Lab + Drupal 8 project via the Emulsify base theme.
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Darren Fisher - Designer & Frontend Dev

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Darren Fisher

Designer & Frontend Dev
Nov
22
2017
News
Left to right: Barry Fisher, Stephen Brownlie, Darren Fisher

A new space to create and innovate

We are excited to announce that we are the first business to move in to the brand new BASE Bordon innovation centre.
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Barry Fisher - Director

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Barry Fisher

Technical Director
Oct
4
2017
News
An aerial view of the Danube through Vienna at dusk.

We went to DrupalCon 2017 in Vienna

This year's European Drupal conference took place in Vienna, Austria ahead of the news that there will be no DrupalCon Europe 2018.
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Darren Fisher - Designer & Frontend Dev

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Darren Fisher

Designer & Frontend Dev
Jul
10
2017
Client Advice
A lady looks through her camera

15 Stunning Free & Creative Commons Stock Photography Websites

As the internet matures we're realising the value of free content & tech so I went on a mission to find 15 free and creative commons stock photography websites.
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Darren Fisher - Designer & Frontend Dev

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Darren Fisher

Designer & Frontend Dev
Apr
3
2017
Technology
The Sass and CSS 3 logos offset in a pattern across a design grid

Using Sass and CSS3 Flex as a grid system

We used to be big fans of using singularity to create responsive grids on which to craft our web layouts but we've been converted to CSS3 flex and here's why!
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Darren Fisher - Designer & Frontend Dev

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Darren Fisher

Designer & Frontend Dev
Mar
6
2017
News
Real Life Digital merchandise stand at DrupalCamp London 2017

We went to DrupalCamp London 2017

DrupalCamp London celebrated its fifth birthday this year, and for the first time Real Life Digital were official sponsors of the CxO day.
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Darren Fisher - Designer & Frontend Dev

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Darren Fisher

Designer & Frontend Dev
Jan
26
2017
Client Advice
Drupal Tech
Technology
Drupal SEO - the Drupal logo and the word 'SEO' with the 'O' replaced by the Drupal icon (druplicon)

Drupal and SEO: A fly-by tour

Drupal is absolutely the best CMS platform when it comes to SEO, but our clients don't seem to be aware of this so we finally decided to break it down.
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Darren Fisher - Designer & Frontend Dev

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Darren Fisher

Designer & Frontend Dev
Oct
3
2016
News
The Convention Centre Dublin (CCD) - a large glass cylindrical building situated on Dublin's River Liffey

We went to DrupalCon 2016 in Dublin

Once again this year we had the ultimate pleasure of being guests in another exciting European city as we attending the first ever Drupal conference in Dublin.
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Darren Fisher - Designer & Frontend Dev

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Darren Fisher

Designer & Frontend Dev
Jun
1
2016
Client Advice
Drupal Tech
Technology
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12 SEO Essentials for a better ranking (with Drupal top tips)

SEO. Search engine optimisation. Where to begin with the elusive task of search engine optimisation, around which an entire industry has formed?
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Darren Fisher - Designer & Frontend Dev

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Darren Fisher

Designer & Frontend Dev
May
23
2016
Technology
A collection of screenshots from various online CSS resources

16 Awesome CSS Libraries and Resources

In his usual wacky style Darren presents his 16 favourite resources for writing better CSS, streamlining your workflow or just having some good old fun!
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Darren Fisher - Designer & Frontend Dev

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Darren Fisher

Designer & Frontend Dev
Apr
11
2016
Drupal Tech
Technology
The Drupal 8, Sass, Singularity, Breakpoint, Live Reload and Gulp logos in a row

How we got a custom Drupal 8 theme up and running with Sass, Singularity, Breakpoint, LiveReload and Gulp

Can Drupal, Sass, Singularity, Breakpoint, LiveReload and Gulp all play nicely together? It took us a while to crack it so we thought we'd share our findings.
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Darren Fisher - Designer & Frontend Dev

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Darren Fisher

Designer & Frontend Dev
Mar
8
2016
News
The attendees of DrupalCamp London 2016

We went to DrupalCamp London 2016

Every year the Drupal community meet up at various conferences and more localised camps. This weekend we attended one of the largest camps in the country.
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Darren Fisher - Designer & Frontend Dev

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Darren Fisher

Designer & Frontend Dev
Feb
24
2016
Client Advice
An infinite swirling clock

Websites as an Investment Part 4: What happens if I wait?

The clock is ticking and time is money. It turns out that delaying your new website could actually be costing you money. We try and break down why that is.
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Julia Krajewska - Product Manager

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Julia Krajewska

Product Manager