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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Available on the internet

Each and every one of us is guilty of causing what will result in the death of the downloadable app. Millions of sales worldwide for apps such as Angry Birds, and high grossing apps for companies such as Zynga, who require users to purchase in-game paraphernalia, are all factors which blind us into not seeing this coming.

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Paying three times more than the company’s valuation in 2005, (The Guardian reports the figure to be $8bn) and more than thirty-two times the profit margin per annum than the software was currently making. The Financial Times was worried it would create a new tech bubble and many other sources are questioning its purchase.

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