GraphQL enables a client to specify exactly what data it needs from an API, so instead of multiple endpoints that return fixed data structures, a GraphQL server exposes a single endpoint and responds with precisely the data a client asked for. If you want to wrap your head around GraphQL, here are two great resources to get you started. How to GraphQL is a free open-source tutorial to take your GraphQL skills from zero to production. Divided up into two parts, part one covers the core concepts of GraphQL while part two gives you a broader understanding of the GraphQL ecosystem.
Read more: https://www.howtographql.com/
Do you enjoy WebGL tech demos? Imagine a little town with perfectly square city blocks, a park, a coffee shop, a factory, a gas station and cute little homes. Cars and trucks are driving through the streets, but as you navigate through the town, you realize that there’s a twist: no matter where you go, you’ll never reach the town limit.
Infinitown is a WebGL concept made by the team at Little Workshop. It’s an attempt to create a city that is alive and fun to watch.
How it was done: Little Workshop generated a finite grid of random city blocks, then the viewpoint wraps around this grid, and thus makes it seem infinite.
Check it out here: Infinitown
Tools used: Three.js, Blender, and Unity
A lot of aspects add up to an inclusive web experience. Considerations that might not come to one’s mind in the first place — like the use of inclusive language or providing alternatives or descriptions for complex visualizations.Or, accessible considerations such as providing transcripts for audio content.
To get your site on the best track of becoming truly inclusive, the magical Heydon Pickering has put together an Inclusive Design Checklist. The biggest and most comprehensive one available. It includes items for accessibility, performance, device support, interoperability, and language.
Do check it out!
Great times! We launched the new version of the Transformers Universe website yesterday, and it is looking fantastic. From the splash page over to the new game info and downloads page – just have a look yourselves, I’m sure you’ll like it 🙂
Happy Friday everyone! What better way to start the weekend than looking for a talented website developer to join my team here in Cambridge! 🙂
Jagex Ltd, the UK’s leading independent Online Games Studio, is looking for a talented Senior Website Developer to join my team! We are currently going through an exciting phase, with multiple titles in development in addition to third party publishing opportunities, and as such we are looking to expand the Web Development team to cope with this increasing demand.
Working with industry standard web languages alongside our in-house technology, in close partnership with our team of designers and back-end programmers, you will be responsible for the development of the front end of our public-facing websites.
Key Duties Include:
- Constructing high quality websites from supplied designs whilst utilising modern methods such as HTML5 & CSS3
- Working closely with our programming team to create interfaces to match existing site design
- Maintaining and supporting current websites, products and applications
- Management and mentoring of the website development team
- Standards compliant, accessible website coding in HTML/CSS by hand
- Able to demonstrate good functionality and usability through current online portfolios / sites (should be examples of work, not solely Flash based)
- A good working knowledge of Photoshop CS
- The ability to create and enhance user interfaces through the careful use of scripting
- Emphasis on user friendly and accessible sites that work in all modern browsers
- Experience managing a team
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Experience with very high-traffic, bandwidth optimised sites
- Experience with Firebug, server side scripting (eg, PHP, ASP), CSS frameworks all beneficial
- Degree level education in a relevant subject or commercial experience in the web dev sector
- Editorial or writing experience
- Portfolio of well-crafted commercial websites
- Understanding of Thymeleaf or Freemarker
This is an excellent opportunity for an outstanding developer, with commercial experience and a deep understanding of usability and end-user experience, to forge an exciting career within our hugely successful, world-leading games studio.
Don’t know what life at Jagex is like? Have a look:
Once again, click here to apply 🙂
I am very pleased to announce that the new Visit York website has gone live today!
The website was designed by Our Agency in conjunction with Visit York and built by yours truly and Severine Vidal and is based on NVG‘s mobile modular CMS Pro. It features a host of new options and modules to maintain and update the site.
The site features some lovely content and imagery, so it is definelty worth having a look!
And for Christmas:
Good times 🙂
I am very pleased to announce that we just relaunched the Visit Lincolnshire website!
The website features beautiful imagery and content about festivals, activities, accommodation and things to do in and around Lincolnshire.
This website was built using NVG‘s modular CMS Pro.
Good times! 🙂