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Polish or ‘juice’ is the last little bit of detail that goes into any game to make the world look more real and coherent. It’s the footprints your character leaves in the sand, the slash a sword leaves in the air or the occasional rain weather effect. Most importantly, it’s the line between indie and...
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Importance of a Consistent Coding Convention   Coding conventions are a set of guidelines for a specific programming language that recommend programming style, practices, and methods for each aspect of a program written in that language. Coding conventions can significantly enhance the readability of source code for the individual.   The most prominent issue, of...
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A follow up to my last post, this one details other ways to reduce bandwidth and time for server and client such as minification, bundling and eager loading. A modern web app can have many frontend dependencies, each with their own stylesheets and javascript files. Placed separately, a client’s browser must send a seperate request...
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There are so many different types of developers out there at the moment. If you are feeling overwhelmed or unsure whether to jump into front-end, JavaScript or build something with CSS – the below tips may help you figure out a starting point.   Be Consistent You can never be finished learning. Be consistent with...
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[vc_row ia_row_style=”0″ ia_row_paralax=”0″ ia_row_scheme=”0″ css=”.vc_custom_1501614724406{padding-bottom: 40px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text]We recently rebranded (we may have mentioned it….a lot!) and one of the things we wanted to do was get some signage up in the office, and be able to bring with us to events like TechConnect when we exhibit there. We’re an office of creators and makers so...
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5 Reasons customers are leaving your website
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Some aspects of website design are complicated, some require A/B testing, analytics and years of experience to get right. But as with everything in life it’s the simple things that trip us up. If you find that you’ve got a high ‘bounce’ rate (this is where users come to your website and then leave without...
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So we often have to upload databases on the fly through PHPmyAdmin or similar tools and it’s a pain in the proverbials when the database is over 50mb. There are a load of tools out there that offer splitting them up for you, and even on Mac OSx there are offerings too. That said we...
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How to get the most from Online Trading Vouchers There is a relatively under utilised scheme on offer through Local Enterprise Offices (LEO) called the Online Trading Vouchers Scheme. The scheme aims to encourage small businesses in Ireland to develop their digital presence. As a business looking to utilise the internet and make use of the...
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There is an air of nervous excitement around Nebula HQ this week as we count down to our first PC game launch. Everyone has their nose to the development grindstone and the task list is being checked off as we get closer to launch day. We decided to launch Friday 13th May as it had...
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As someone who tests sites and builds client sites within test environments before going live I spend a considerable amount of time moving WordPress sites to a new domain. It can go extremely well or extremely wrong depending on if you follow the right procedure. Below is how I do the move, it might not be for...
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