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A More Fluid Future With Responsive Web Design

A More Fluid Future With Responsive Web Design

Jack Dunhill 10/06/2018 Development,

  Previously, we talked about the concept of Mobile First. The idea of fully optimising a website for mobile allows for all the content to be displayed on smaller devices, but how is this strategy approached with modern development techniques? One of these ways is Responsive Web Design (RWD). ...

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Is Mobile First The Future Of Web Development?

Is Mobile First The Future Of Web Development?

Jack Dunhill 03/07/2017 Development,

Made popular in 2010 with the unveiling of Google’s mobile first strategy, this way of website development has steadily been gaining traction since. Recognising the increased number of users accessing sites from mobile devices, companies have begun to design the mobile user experience before t...

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Regulation Of Gambling Websites In The UK

Regulation Of Gambling Websites In The UK

Jack Dunhill 03/07/2017 Development,

In 2005, the Gambling Act changed gambling and betting in the UK completely. Previously regulated by an outdated bill, the Act set out to provide a fair and honest platform for the public to gamble on, along with protecting the vulnerable and underage from the potential negative influences of gambli...

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The 3 Best Programming Languages To Learn For 2017

The 3 Best Programming Languages To Learn For 2017

Jack Dunhill 27/06/2017 Development,

Learning an new coding language can be a daunting task, and with the variety of options it may feel near impossible to decide where to begin. Understanding this, we compiled a small list of the major languages to consider to become more employable, develop your technical knowledge and get ahead in t...

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PHP, Raspberry Pi and GPIO

PHP, Raspberry Pi and GPIO

Ashleigh Simonelli 23/05/2017 Development,

I know what you’re thinking! "PHP and Raspberry Pi? Another blog/tutorial about setting up a web server!" Well no, I’ve noticed that there aren't really many applications written in PHP for the Pi, so I thought I’d experiment with that after deciding that I didn’t like C...

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An Introduction to React

An Introduction to React

Mike Onslow 25/04/2017 Development,

There are many cases these days of developers using technologies because they are the “hot new thing”. Whilst there’s perhaps nothing wrong with that, it is important to make sure you’re using the right technologies for the right project and not just the next big thing becaus...

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Developing an internal status app using Electron

Developing an internal status app using Electron

Mike Onslow 16/03/2017 Development,

On the display screen in the Ansta office, we have a page which shows the current status of all of the development team.  Simulating the desk layout of the office, each developer has a box with their name, status and what projects they are working on. The status (green, orange or red) signifies...

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Better Matchday Raffles for Football Clubs

Better Matchday Raffles for Football Clubs

Mike Onslow 07/02/2017 Development,

If you’ve ever been to football match before, you’ve probably seen somebody selling tickets for a club raffle or half time draw in some shape or form. You hand over your money, put the tickets in your pocket and probably forget all about it. If you’re lucky enough to remember that ...

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Making Better Use of Maps

Making Better Use of Maps

Mike Onslow 26/01/2017 Development,

We integrate Google Maps with many websites and projects that we create here at Ansta. Having a map on your contact page is a great way to give visitors a visualisation of your location and to help them find your business premises, but maps can be so much more than that. There's no doubting tha...

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Gracious overflow of text in data tables

Gracious overflow of text in data tables

Mike Onslow 18/11/2016 Development,

Tables are the bane of many developers lives, especially when it comes to forcing them into responsive sites or small spaces like sidebar's. There is, however, a nifty little trick that can help, particularly when you have one long column taking up space that you just don't have. Let's take the top...

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