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Read our blog posts on code, design, user experience, new work and studio life.

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.

Wagtail: Cape Town Sprint

07 March 2016

February 2016. Springload attends a Wagtail Sprint in Cape Town, South Africa. Josh writes of what we learned and achieved during our time in the Fair Cape.

A stable front-end stack for 2016

Thibaud Colas, 22 February 2016

Springload's favourite front-end tools and libraries that we have trialled over 2015 just for you! All of these are available in our front-end starter kit. 

Kelly’s divine Springload lunches

Bron Thomson, 17 February 2016

What we're reading

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 our building underwent earthquake strengthening it gave us the opportunity to create a space that reflected our work and enhanced the way we do it.

Wagtail is NZ Government security compliant

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 ...

Keeping tradition

Alan Doak, 22 May 2015

We’ve had an ongoing relationship with the New Zealand Festival since we did our first festival website back in 2006. As part of that involvement each year we also work with the Wellington Jazz Festival. This time around, as well as doing the website ...

Size matters: why we care about responsive design

30 April 2015

Recently Google blogged that it would be changing its search algorithms to give mobile-friendliness more importance in search rankings. Check out which major New Zealand sites failed the mobile friendliness test.