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The new D3.io office!

When D3.io started, all of our team worked remotely and we had, what we like to call, a “virtual office”. This was fine for our small business and everything worked great! But lately, we have taken on a lot of new work and this has forced our hand, we’ve moved in to our new office. […]

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Happy Internaut day! 25 years of public Internet!

Today is Internaut day, a day of celebrating 25 years of public access to the World Wide Web. The term “Internaut” in “Internaut day” is a portmanteau of the words “Internet” and “astronaut”.   Thanks to Sir Tim Berners-Lee, we have the opportunity to celebrate Internaut day today. Sir Tim Berners-Lee is the Web Inventor […]

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Laravel 5.3.0-RC1 released

I almost forgot to write about this, almost. Could you imagine? A company that is such a strong advocate for Laravel not writing about 5.3!? That was lucky then. So, lets jump right in to it!   If you like Laravel, you’ll be just as excited as me about this news. Laravel 5.3 is bring some […]

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A look into YouTube’s new Material Design!

If you’re not family with Google’s Material Design, I suggest you look it up! It’s a very powerful design language that is shaping the way for clear design and usability guidelines. Material is absolutely made for adaptive design and it has really picked up traction in the past year, it has a real focus for […]

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Zend Framework 3.0 official release!

If you’re a regular in the PHP world, then the term “Zend Framework” should not leave you with a puzzled look on your face. For those of you that are not familiar with the Zend Framework, well, it’s a collection of PHP packages that will help you develop web applications and PHP services. Zend Framework […]

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Creating a live shoutbox/chat using Laravel and Bootstrap

Not so long ago, I was instructed to work on a shoutbox/chat feature for a client using laravel and the client also requested without the use of WebSockets. Our client didn’t have WebSockets enabled and for whatever reason, didn’t want Node.js/Socket.io installed or perhaps couldn’t. That’s fine, though, we can fix that!   Our client […]

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We moved our blog to WordPress!

That’s right, we’ve moved our blog system over to WordPress! When we started our website redesign, we used Laravel, because Laravel is amazing and powerful. But, at that time, it was just us developers writing blog posts or we only ever anticipated that it would be us developers writing blog posts, so we designed a […]

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CARBON ISN’T JUST FOR LARAVEL – PHP DATE THE RIGHT WAY

The amount of times I see people having problems with PHP and DATETIME, you wouldn’t believe it. I am constantly tending to questions on Stackoverflow about issues with DateTime() or Strtotime() and usually my answer is CARBON. Carbon is nice, it ships with Laravel so I’ve become accustom to using it, but I also use […]

03-03-2016
TOP 3 OPEN SOURCE CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

We’re now at a point where by most clients would like to manage their own content on their own website. Luckily we’re spoilt for choice with a wide range of open source (free!) content management systems available for us. But which is the best fit for your website? Read on to find out more.   […]

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DROWN ATTACK — MORE THAN 11 MILLION OPENSSL HTTPS WEBSITES AT RISK

A new security vulnerability has been found in OpenSSL that affects more than 11 million websites and e-mail services.   Known as DROWN, this critical security hole in OpenSSL was disclosed today as a low-cost attack that could decrypt your secure HTTPS communications.   How do I know if I’m protected? You can find out […]