How we do stuff

Sam Bauers 16 Jan 2014

MySQL SVN Backup- A simple solution for small databases

A common pain point when using databases like MySQL on small projects is a simple way of managing backups. Here is a solution we’ve created.

Sam Bauers 16 Dec 2013

Cache busting Gmail’s new image caching

This week, GMail announced images are on by default. If you’re a marketer, you might have seen some posts about how exciting this is that we can now track emails again.

Sam Bauers 30 Mar 2012

Bypassing the sign up hurdle with super-soft joins

How we use super-soft joins to interact with users on personal subjects.

Ben Still 02 Aug 2009

Why we use Ruby on Rails

We do a lot of work with a programming language called Ruby on Rails. This is why.

Ben Still 31 Jul 2009

Multi-variate testing

Lately, we’ve been doing quite a bit of work on sites which involve multi-variate (MV) testing

Ben Still 30 Jul 2009

Refactoring a design

We’ve recently spent some time adding some new features to a site that we built a while back.

Ben Still 30 Jul 2009

Fat footers - should they include a sitemap

There’s a bit of a design trend at the moment towards making more of the footer area at the bottom of your site.

Ben Still 13 Jul 2009

A tale of two bumps - Youtube vs Superbowl

Is traditional broadcast advertising on its way out? The data is certainly giving us that impression.

Ben Still 09 Jul 2009

How we Wiki

Red Ant + clients + Wiki = awesome knowledge collaboration and sharing.

Ben Still 13 Jun 2009

Tracking stuff - part one

Bugs, no body likes them, everyone has to deal with them. Here’s how we’ve tried tracking ours so far.

Ben Still 13 Jun 2009

Sign up forms are tricky to do well

Ryan Singer talks about 10 different ways to do sign up forms.

Ben Still 13 Jun 2009

Interface friction on job sites

How many steps do you really need to take to put a job ad up?

Ben Still 23 Dec 2008

A good visual design brief

A well written brief is all sorts of good. We explain why and what to consider when writing your own.