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Being pragmatic about accessibility

Sam Sanders, 06 July 2016

At Springload we build simple, functional, beautiful websites. We want our work to be as accessible and usable as possible for every user. In the last 12 months a couple of large projects have made us think about how truly inclusive we’ve been when ...

Blurring the line between web and desktop apps

Thibaud Colas, 30 May 2016

Two years ago, the folks at GitHub released a new text editor called Atom. They built it with web technologies: HTML, CSS and JavaScript. As part of this project they released Electron, a framework to write cross-platform desktop applications with web technologies.

Hosting the first NZ Wagtail meetup

Jordi Tablada, 04 May 2016

Springload recently organised the first Wagtail meetup in New Zealand. Two years ago Wagtail and Django became a fundamental piece of our technology stack. In the last few months we’ve seen a growing interest in Wagtail, so this meetup was both about spreading the ...

An introduction to Pattern Libraries

Josh Barr, 08 April 2016

Springload have long believed in the merits of pattern-based design systems and 'component libraries'. Not only are these cheaper to implement than traditional 'page templates', they're much easier to maintain, adapting and growing with the ever-changing nature of the web. Let's take a ...

Wagtail: Cape Town Sprint

Josh Barr, 07 March 2016

In February 2016, Springload attended a Wagtail Sprint event in Cape Town, South Africa. Josh reports on what we learned, and the things we achieved during our time in the Fair Cape.

A stable front-end stack for 2016

Thibaud Colas, 22 February 2016

We've been trialing new front-end tools and libraries over 2015 but our main stack has remained very stable. Starting a new project? Here are Springload’s picks, all available in our front-end starter kit.

Kelly’s divine Springload lunches

Bron Thomson, 17 February 2016

What we're reading

Sam Judson, 03 August 2015

What we're reading and sharing around the office. Stuff we find interesting on tech, design or business — like disruptive business, best practices, web standards, design thinking and environmental concerns.

New Springload studio fitout

Zak Brown, 10 July 2015

After Hope Gibbons building underwent earthquake strengthening it gave us an opportunity to create an interior that not only reflected award-winning web design but also enhanced the way we do it.

Wagtail is NZ Government security compliant

Jordi Tablada, Alan Doak, 07 July 2015

Government web sites are one of the most common targets for hackers and malicious software. When we work for a New Zealand government agency we must comply with a given set of standards and best practices around web authentication and security. We’ve compiled a ...