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From Web Academy to Web Agency: Surviving a School to Work Transition

I spent almost a year looking for a job after my bachelor’s degree. Coming out of university, I opted to join a front-end bootcamp to improve my skills and have the chance to meet more people in the tech industry. It’s a journey that I am grateful to have taken. It strengthened my ability and my belief that I could land a “dream job” in web industry and I met some wonderful people along my journey. A year later, here I am already with 3 months of experience working at a web agency. These are my experiences transitioning from the… Read Story

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Fixing Contact Form 7 Email Validation and Syntax Errors

If you’re here you’re probably frustrated with not being able to find the proper validation and syntax error fixes for Contact Form 7 when the plugin gets updated. Do not fear! We are here to help. Right before creating this post we had to go through a quite a few different pages and spend some time finding the correct way to reformat fields.The main problems were “From” field email issues, the inability to reply to users who have submitted through the form and fixing additional headers syntax errors. If you are having any of those issues keep reading and we’ll… Read Story

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Sorry Mom, Here Are 3 Things I Learned From Video Games

I was often told growing up that video games would rot my eyes out. It’s a horrific idea, one that my younger self tested any chance my parents would leave me alone for long enough. I spent hours failing in Star Fox and Ocarina of Time, countless sleepovers getting lapped in Mario Kart and after school hangouts flying offscreen and exploding in Super Smash Bros. It was a constant battle between my parents and I. I would still argue those were hours well spent.   3 Things I Learned From Video Games   1. It’s okay to fail, in fact… Read Story

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Learn To Code: Web Development Tools For Different Types of Learners

4.5 Minute Read In our last Learn To Code post we talked about how to get your coding toolkit started. We suggested a few code editors and browsers, so you could get started writing code the right way. Now that you are ready to write some code and begin your journey to becoming a coder, you need to learn the skills. Now, there are a few different ways to do this. You can sign up for a program, get certification and go the traditional route. Or you can take the self directed route of teaching yourself. Neither of these options… Read Story

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Learn To Code: The Web Development Toolbox Essentials

4.5 Minute Read The technology industry is exploding in Vancouver at the moment. There is opportunity everywhere for skilled people with a willingness to learn. The first step for anyone wanting to become a coder is filling their code toolkit. Here we will discuss the two tools you will need to get on your way: your text editor and your browser. Text Editors Websites are built with HTML files. These files are basic text documents that are formatted with special rules in order to create the content’s structure. While you can use a basic editor like notepad or textEdit, they… Read Story

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Project Comet Launches, Adobe Experience Design CC v. 0.5

2.5 Minute Read UX Design is one of the most in need jobs positions throughout the tech industry. As a designer position that is growing in importance every year, it’s equally as important that the tools which help create beautifully functional designs grow with them. That’s where Adobe Comet, now known as Experience Design CC fits in. Adobe officially launched Experience Design CC (Preview) v. 0.5 on Monday March 14th and it’s available in preview if you have an existing Adobe account. What Does Experience Design CC Do and Who is it For? The new program was created to help… Read Story

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Google Resizer: Responsive Web Design Mobile Testing Tool

2 Minute Read Google is helping mobile web designers and web developers create better UI with an interactive viewer that tests how digital products respond to material design breakpoints on desktop, mobile and tablet devices. How Do I Use Google Resizer? The basic process of Resizer is as follows: Input Custom URL Preview Website Select Desired Breakpoints Test UI Patterns There are currently two demo’s that users can explore from Google including the Pesto Demo, and the Shrine Demo. Each demo demonstrates different responsive UI patterns and can be adjusted with different actions from Resizer. You can see how the… Read Story

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Dear Basecamp, we love what you do, but please can you change this?

We have been using your Basecamp 3 project management software for a few months now and we’re happy to say there are some great new features. We love the ability to properly create links in messages to clients, the ability for clients to respond without needing to have an account, and of course giving applause (collecting coins) to our team when something great happens (okay not a feature but cute). We recently have also started using the new app for Basecamp and it has been useful in unexpected ways. I’ve actually found myself saving time hunting through tabs because the dedicated application… Read Story

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SplitMango & Vancouver Heritage Foundation Receive Award

SplitMango and the Vancouver Heritage Foundation received an Award of Honour at the Heritage BC 35th Anniversary Awards for our work on the Heritage Site Finder and APP. The Heritage Site Finder is an interactive online map and iPhone APP of registered heritage buildings in Vancouver. On launch more than 2200 heritage sites were available for people to learn about and find throughout Vancouver. That number has continually grown as new locations have been added over time. We are proud and thankful to have worked with the Vancouver Heritage Foundation to help spread awareness and educate people on the important… Read Story

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Staying Happy and Healthy in Vancouver

Vancouver is the most beautiful city in world roughly three months of year. The other 9 months when the city’s beauty is covered in clouds we do our best here to stay out of the rain. We spend a decent amount of time and money keeping our bodies dry, warm and comfortable during the rainy seasons, but it’s really easy to forget about our emotional well being which can lead to things like seasonal affective disorder or SAD. It’s not uncommon to hear on a sunny day “Wow, I forgot how good the sun feels”. You can watch as the… Read Story

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