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

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.

Made with Wagtail - a hackathon

23 April 2015

The idea of building a website to showcase projects built with Wagtail has been an idea I’ve had ever since Springload started using it as their preferred CMS. We knew the Torchbox guys had a long list of published sites using Wagtail but this ...

OS/OS Conference - On the Fence

Alan Doak, 21 April 2015

We've had a lot of good news about On the Fence lately. We're an honoree in the 2015 Webbys, and we're hoping to win some funding via the Knight Foundation to make it part of the 2016 USA elections.

We're a nominee in the 2015 Webby Awards!

Alan Doak, 09 April 2015

Springload has been selected as one of only five nominees in the Interactive Political Blogs and Websites category of the 2015 Webby Awards