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Awesome Wagtail

Thibaud Colas, 02 February 2017

A few months ago I attended a Wagtail development sprint, hosted by team Lukkien in the Netherlands. This made me realise the breadth of jobs Wagtail is used for, some very different from what we do with it here at Springload. It prompted me to ...

We held Wellington’s first Django Girls workshop and it was awesome

Sam Sanders, 16 January 2017

With the increasing focus on getting women into STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) lately, it was only natural that Springload get involved to leverage our expertise as a Django shop and help further the aims of the Django Girls Foundation.

Django Girls workshop in NZ - for the first time!

Clare Everett, 16 November 2016

Springload were proud to be hosting the first ever New Zealand Django Girls workshop. Its goal to empower and help women enter the world of technology

Killing it at the 2016 Best Awards

Alan Doak, 19 October 2016

Springload picked up two silvers at the 2016 Best Awards for the Festival website and for Flagpost.

A company with a conscience

Clare Everett, 07 October 2016

Springload has a number of socially conscious efforts. We aim to be the best company we can be by being aware of the impact of our actions beyond the office.

Springload and carbon offsetting

Clare Everett, 22 September 2016

We’ve been offsetting our carbon emissions for eight years now. We do it because we don’t want the work that we do to negatively impact the environment.

Being pragmatic about accessibility

Sam Sanders, 06 July 2016

We want our work to be accessible and usable for everyone so we put together a list of principles on accessibility tasks that should be carried out on any project

Blurring the line between web and desktop apps

Thibaud Colas, 30 May 2016

Projects like Atom and Electron changed the way we think about the frontier between desktop and web apps. Let’s consider what these frameworks make possible.

Hosting the first NZ Wagtail meetup

04 May 2016

Two years ago Wagtail and Django became fundamental to our technology stack. We recently organised the first Wagtail meetup in NZ to spread the word.

An introduction to Pattern Libraries

08 April 2016

Pattern libraries are integral to the way we develop our websites like Kiwibank, NZTA and NZ Red Cross. It is a reference for designers and developers alike.