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Website redesign 101: The importance of an effective content strategy

Thomas Sutherland - Intern, 20 September 2017

Redesigning your website should be more than just refreshing the homepage. Use the opportunity to develop a content strategy to help your readers quickly find what they are looking for and drive new users to your website.


How Springload scores on the Joel Test and why it matters

Thibaud Colas, 01 August 2017

Ever heard of the Joel Test? It’s a simple 12 question measure of the quality of a software team, introduced by Joel Spolsky of Stack Overflow and Trello fame. The test is famous in the software development community as a no-BS calculation of the ...

Guarding against hackers - OWASP New Zealand Day 2017

Loïc Teixeira, 12 July 2017

"If you spend more on coffee than on IT security, you will be hacked. What’s more, you deserve to be hacked."

A journey with New Zealand Red Cross

John Anderson, 21 June 2017

A team from Springload recently took part in the Red Cross Journey fundraiser. This is their story!

Exploring uncharted datasets

Thibaud Colas, 15 May 2017

I’m a self-diagnosed data nerd. For me, there’s nothing like trying to make sense of a phenomenon by looking at data, exploring an uncharted dataset to uncover insights. Sure, I don’t expect everyone to be as excited as I am about the ...

Bringing our mad skillz to Wagtail

Thibaud Colas, 03 May 2017

Springload regularly attends development sprints of Wagtail. They’re a great occasion to meet with other core contributors, and drive the project together towards the needs of its users, aka our clients. In the past our work has taken us to Ede, Netherlands, and Cape ...

De-clutter your storage unit

Alan Doak, 10 April 2017

Websites can be like storage units – full of stuff that you don't really need but can't bear to get rid of.

Big deal alert: we’re Honorees in the 21st Annual Webby Awards

Ines Almeida & Nathan Brown, 05 April 2017

We’ve been working with Kris since we first built his site in 2011 and we’re thrilled to announce that we’re honorees in the Webbys under the Technical Achievement category.

Want to work at Springload? Here's why you should!

Alan Doak, 22 March 2017

Stuart is becoming a star, first as a speaker at JSCon, and now starring in the LookSee campaign that's being run by the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency and Workhere New Zealand, supported by New Zealand Immigration and NZTech.

Exploring static isomorphism

16 March 2017