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Meet Wellington’s largest independent digital agency

Aidan Rasmussen, 15 April 2018

Springload and Touchtech have merged to create the largest independently owned digital agency in Wellington. Touchtech’s native development and AI capabilities, and Springload’s human-centred focus will provide a much broader offering to customers.

Finding the metrics that matter

Thomas Sutherland, 10 April 2018

You know you need analytics. They tell you how well your website is – or isn’t – working for you, your business, and your customers. But to get this much-needed insight, you need to track the right metrics. But which ones do you track? Unfortunately, there ...

An appetite for inclusivity

Thomas Sutherland, 16 March 2018

Every second Wednesday, a tantalising aroma comes wafting from the Springload kitchen. It’s not the scent of slightly burnt fruit toast or freshly brewed coffee. It’s our multi-talented studio manager Kelly Todd preparing a lunch of epic proportions.

Talent Army steps up to support women in tech

Ines Almeida, 09 March 2018

Talent Army were Platinum Sponsors for our second Django Girls workshop, which we held last December. We spoke with Adela May, Talent Army’s General Manager, about what inspired them to support Django Girls and women in tech.

Making time for microcopy

Thomas Sutherland, 01 March 2018

Microcopy. Though short in length, these mighty pieces of miniature text are more than just a way to guide users from A to B.

AdWords gurus get behind Django Girls

Ines Almeida, 23 February 2018

In December last year we held our second Django Girls workshop. We couldn’t have pulled it off with such success without the support of our friends Simon and Lynley from Optimum Results.

Draftail – a next generation rich text editor for Wagtail

Loïc Teixeira, 09 November 2017

We're pleased to introduce the new rich-text editor for Wagtail. Read all about it here.

Website redesign 101: The importance of an effective content strategy

Thomas Sutherland - Intern, 20 September 2017

Redesigning your website should be more than just refreshing the homepage. Use the opportunity to develop a content strategy to help your readers quickly find what they are looking for and drive new users to your website.

How Springload scores on the Joel Test and why it matters

Thibaud Colas, 01 August 2017

Ever heard of the Joel Test? It’s a simple 12 question measure of the quality of a software team, introduced by Joel Spolsky of Stack Overflow and Trello fame. The test is famous in the software development community as a no-BS calculation of the ...

Guarding against hackers - OWASP New Zealand Day 2017

Loïc Teixeira, 12 July 2017

"If you spend more on coffee than on IT security, you will be hacked. What’s more, you deserve to be hacked."