Weeknotes #67

30th January 2015

This week had an interesting twist: for a short time, we were behaving more like a print design agency than a web design agency. Boxman has been scheming up a physical printed deliverable for a client, which is why we’ve had illustrators, copy writers, and book designers in the office.

Jeremy Keith
Jeremy Keith

Weeknotes #66

23rd January 2015

All the usual client-related activities are spinning away at Clearleft Towers, but they’re overshadowed in our minds by the looming prospect of Hack Farm, our annual retreat in the country. It’s just over one week away, and we’re drawing up the cooking plans with military precision. We’re splitting into teams of three or four people responsible for one night’s cooking. A certain level of rivalry is emerging already. (I’m on Team Spaghetti And Meatballs, by the way)

Jeremy Keith
Jeremy Keith

Lining up Responsive Day Out 3

20th January 2015

I’ve been scheming away for a little while now on the third and final Responsive Day Out, and things have been working out better than I could have hoped—my dream line-up is becoming a reality.

Jeremy Keith
Jeremy Keith

Weeknotes #64

9th January 2015

The inexorable hipsterisation of Clearleft continues: fixie bikes, coffee machines, table tennis, facial hair …it’s just embarrassing really.

Jeremy Keith
Jeremy Keith

Events in 2015

7th January 2015

Quite a significant chunk of my time last year was spent organising dConstruct 2014. The final result was worth it, but it really took it out of me. It got kind of stressful there for a while: ticket sales weren’t going as well as previous years, so I had to dip my toes into the world of… (shudder) marketing.

Jeremy Keith
Jeremy Keith

What’s happening with Silverback 3

5th January 2015

We spent a huge chunk of 2014 working on a new version of our hugely popular Silverback usability testing tool for the Mac. Want to know what we’ve been up to, where we’ve got to, and what’s next? Then read on…

Andy Budd
Andy Budd

Weeknotes #63

18th December 2014

As we lurch ever closer to Christmas, only one question remains to be answered. Who did throw the cheese at the Christmas party?

Jessica Jebari

Going back to school

16th December 2014

I’ve spent a great deal of time this year finding ways to becoming more involved in solving the problems faced by the education system in England when it comes to the web.

Andy Parker

Revisiting silverbackapp.com: Shedding bytes and HTTP requests

16th December 2014

After launching my first project at Clearleft, I revisited the site to see how I could improve its performance. This week I’m going to share some quick wins that I have learnt and used to shed a significant number of bytes and HTTP requests on silverbackapp.com.

Charlotte Jackson
Charlotte Jackson

My first project at Clearleft

9th December 2014

When presented with my first development project, my instinct was to jump straight into writing code. Turns out I was getting a few steps ahead of myself and Jeremy had to rein me in and take me back to basics.

Charlotte Jackson
Charlotte Jackson

Weeknotes #62

5th December 2014

The days are short, cold, and grey. The nights long, moody, and haunted by the echoes of howling winds. And so we huddle around the warming monitors of our workstations, and share user stories around roaring post-it notes. Winter is here, that most paradoxically productive of digital seasons.

Ant Miller

Mindcraft

4th December 2014

A collaboration between Clearleft and the Wellcome Trust.

Jeremy Keith
Jeremy Keith

Weeknotes #61

28th November 2014

It must officially be winter now, because this week not only have we been finalising our selections for the staff Christmas dinner (ooh!), but a few folk have been struck down with Lady Flu (Sophie) ’n’ Man Flu (Ben W, Graham). Yep, it’s Lemsip a-go-go here.

Kate Bulpitt
Kate Bulpitt

Weeknotes #60

21st November 2014

There was an arrival this week that nearly everyone was excited about.

Kate Bulpitt
Kate Bulpitt

FullFrontal 2014

14th November 2014

It’s November, it’s dark and wet, it must be time to get all javascripted up to the eyeballs at FFConf.

Andy Parker