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Design Sprints

What is a design sprint, why should you use them, and are they even relevant for web-based projects where time and budget are usually a key factor?

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Mod_pagespeed versus manual optimisation

When we first started looking at making page speed improvements to our projects, we were very excited by the prospect of all the hard work being doing for us using the Apache mod_pagespeed module – something that, with the appropriate configuration, can automatically optimise your images, CSS and external scripting files to deliver a more […]

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Getting a score of 100 in Google Page Speed

We’ve been focusing on improving the page speed scoring of the sites we produce for a while now (see here – why is Google’s page speed important? – for why we think it’s an important metric). From experience, a typical site – launched without much in the way of consideration towards page speed – will […]

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Why is Google’s Page Speed important?

When we build sites, we’ve started to put a lot of emphasis on ensuring that the end result scores well in Google Page Speed Insights….but why are we doing that? After all: Page Speed Insights has been independently tested to account for less than 1% of the overall influence on your position in Google search […]

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How to dynamically inline your css

Inlining your CSS can dramatically increase your Google Page Speed Insights score as well as making your sites load just a little bit quicker. Here’s how we do it.

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Building websites for speed

Using Google Page Speed Insights can give you a really good steer on how your site is performing and how it could be improved. It’s not the perfect measurement for code quality or standards compliance, and it doesn’t guarantee a good user experience…but it can show you quickly where your site might be improved, and gives you clear indicators of where the problems are.

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Delivering better CMS for the public sector

For all kinds of public sector clients, budgets and timelines are only ever going to get smaller, whereas the need to connect and communicate digitally will only ever grow. We’ve been working hard on delivering a solution that can solve this problem, and much more besides.

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