All articles in the ‘Misc’ category

By Matthew Wheatley

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How I became a developer

For some people, writing line upon line of complex and intricate code causes a wave of nausea to come over them. For others, myself included, it induces a feeling of joy bordering on masochistic in nature. With that said, not everyone wants to do it for a living – some individuals prefer to just tinker and dabble, creating the occasional bit of functioning code to make their lives simpler. I was one of those people until the beginning of this year, when I decided I wanted to make a full-time career out of it.

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By Jenni Brown

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10 of the best free presentation tools, reviewed

The days of being forced to use paid presentation applications like PowerPoint are long gone, but with so many free downloads and web-based tools to choose from, which should you pick? We’ve scoured the web for our top picks and tested them out so you don’t have to.

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By Jenni Brown

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Developing your periphery skills

There’s always more to learn when it comes to fields within the web industry, and this means there are even more opportunities to build on your success and stand out from the crowd. Whilst most web professionals specialise in one area, developing your complementary skills not only makes you more attractive to clients and employers, but also helps you find inspiration and even develop related hobbies.

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By Jenni Brown

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Zombie Mansion: Part 2

There’s been quite a lot to take in so far, but you’re determined to get to the bottom of the mystery...especially if there’s a Nexus 7, domain name, Zombie Blitz experience day and limited-time discount code up for grabs from your favourite web host. Just who’s behind zombie mansion? Why are the zombies living like humans? And did they really have to cancel Firefly?

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By Ian Ryde

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Supporting Breakthrough Breast Cancer

Last Friday we baked some cupcakes to help raise money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer. Our delicious cakes were part of a bake sale at Derby Royal Infirmary, where staff and patients were able to come and donate to the cause. Here are some pictures from the day.

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By Ian Ryde

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How to work effectively from home

Starting your own business or going freelance means you are likely to start working from home. As great as this may sound, there are some common traps that you can fall into which will dramatically affect your productivity and personality.There...

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