Tips & Tricks

Most recent blogs in the Tips & Tricks category

Jayde Smith Team : Web Production Featured

How Music Affects Your Productivity

Does music itself help one to create?

Matthew Bruce Team : Web Production Featured

Cart abandonment? Who needs a cart! Recover lost revenue NOW.

Regular readers of the Wiliam blog will have noticed that cart abandonment has been a trending topic over the past 6 months, give or take. There's a good reason for this, and there's nothing I like better than a good yarn about how we've managed to turn around the fortunes of one of our awesome clients.

Natalie Ashes Team : Web Production Featured

What the eff does Effie say?

Money magazines tips on the best ways to shop online over Christmas. Stay one step ahead.

Matthew Bruce Team : Web Production Featured

Bits and bobs and Google Analytics

A few of us in the Production team recently shuffled our way through a Google Analytics short course. It was a great way to brush up on our knowledge as it had been a couple of years since I'd needed to dive into analytics, and a lot has changed in that time. Here are some useful snippets of knowledge that I thought were worth mentioning. Gone are the days where Google Analytics was just about hits and page loads, now I can't imagine a successful web project without it!

Matej Stolfa

Advanced JIRA tips and tricks

So you’ve grasped the Jira basics and know to steer clear of the 7 Deadly Sins of Using JIRA? It’s time to put your big boy pants, level up and start using JIRA like a PRO. Here are some tips and tricks you will save you a lot of time and impress your colleagues.

Sirisha Ancha

JQuery - Dynamically create nested HTML elements

There are various various ways to create dynamic HTML content. Here is a brief introduction to writing elegant and maintainable code.

Simon Miller

Enabling session state in Web API

Some of you may look at this blog title and say “but you shouldn’t ever do that. Restful APIs are stateless, duh”. This is correct.. but let's break that rule.

Sirisha Ancha

Use of 'nameof' in C#

There are often situations where we need to find the name of a property. With the introduction of 'nameof' from C# 6.0 we can reduce the reliance of magic strings in code.

Sirisha Ancha

Auto Mapping Objects in .Net

While mapping one object to another across different layers, say UI to logic, or logic to domain, lots of boring and lengthy code needs to be written.

Jayde Smith

What’s the next step after launching your website?

Ensuring that your new website lives up to expectations can often be difficult. Focus too heavily on the wrong things and it can quickly get away from you.

Jason King

Parallel code considerations

Be careful when sharing objects in parallel code.

Simon Miller

Adding enhanced styling to the Umbraco TinyMCE editor

The humble WYSIWYG is an end user’s main interface to editing content on their website. As websites get more complicated, design gets more complicated, and in turn the slice gets more complicated, the WYSIWYG needs to provide more options for styling content.

Simon Miller

Mandrill, .NET and Handlebars

I was recently tasked with researching how to use the Mandrill API for sending transactional emails.

Josh Shardlow

Progressive Disclosure

How progressive disclosure can help you in your relationships (and websites).

Jason King

Conditional JSON serialisation

Determine whether a model's properties should be serialized at runtime.

Guy MacArthur

Updating Your Umbraco Lucene Indexes For Better Searchability

A simple way to enhance your Lucene indexes for searchability across comma separated numerical values.

Robert Beerworth

I like connects Instagram fans to the eCommerce websites selling the gear they want to buy.

Robert Beerworth

Google Consumer Surveys in the wild

Could be a way to monetise your website further? Pity it looks like SPAM.

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