A few days ago I had the pleasure of attending a local “digital creative” meetup B&Wmeet. It’s held at the Slug and Lettuce, a national pub chain in the UK. A number of us wanted food before the event, and I noticed an offer on their website of 25% off food if you sign up [...]

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A pile of programming books

We all love learning new things, and I love learning them from books. Why do I like books so much, and are they still useful in the Internet era? What does the future hold for the humble printed reference book?

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Screenshots of different Apple devices displaying the Hicksdesign website

The web can be flexible and adaptive but more often than not sites are rigid and static. Responsive web design is a group of techniques that bring us closer to writing once and deploying everywhere.

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This topic is something that many developers and designers can connect with, but for the purpose of this article, I shall be focusing on the developers point of view (mainly because I am a developer).

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The next part of the rocket launcher build. The final product kind of looks like a doomsday device…

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The ever popular Minecraft gets it’s latest dose of new content in the Adventure Update. At the same time adding new things to do and craft, we start to start to see evidence of an ever impending full release.

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Having worked in the technology journalism field for a several years, Hugo is no stranger to the technology-induced rant and is all too aware that there's no shortage of frustration to be had from these gadgets that purport to be making our lives better and less stressful.

If you think maintaining your privacy is a problem in the real world, and with the proliferation of CCTV you’d have a point, it’s nothing compared to online. Whether Google monitoring your search history, your ISP tracking the sites you visit, or Facebook monitoring, well, near enough everything, if you do something online…

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