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The Nugget Multisport Fesival Waihi 2014

Posted by Viv on 14 May 2014 | 0 Comments

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The Nugget Multisport Festival (road cycle, kayak, trail run, mountainbike) was held on Saturday May 10th 2014.  The weather was superb and over 500 competitors gave it their all for the race. For more information on the race see www.thenugget.co.nz

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Testing Responsive Designs

Posted by Viv on 1 August 2013 | 0 Comments

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Like most things IT, testing something on the actual device you want to test for is the gold standard.  It's probably the only way to be sure of picking up those little quirks that could spoil the look or functionality that you are after.

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SEO - robots.txt

Posted by Viv on 25 July 2013 | 0 Comments

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The robots.txt file is a simple little text file that helps to prevent the search engine bots from indexing pages that you don't want to have indexed (maybe things like the login page to the CMS).

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Color Scheme Design

Posted by Viv on 21 May 2013 | 8732 Comments

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How often do you see a website where the colour scheme used is really bad?  It can really detract from what can otherwise be a great site.  Sure, 'content is king' but it doesn't hurt to try to get some of the design elements to work nicely together.  On the other hand, I'm sure you will have seen a great looking site where the colours work comfortably together - maybe in such a way that you don't even consciously realise it.

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Our first 'Garage Studio' video - Updated

Posted by on 7 April 2013 | 0 Comments

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This is a minor update to our first test video taken in our 'garage studio' on an iPhone 4S.  This time we have not normalised the audio but still used the noise reduction filter in iMovie.

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Our first 'Garage Studio' video

Posted by Viv on 4 April 2013 | 0 Comments

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This is our first test video taken in our 'garage studio' on an iPhone 4S.  We used a standard 3-point lighting setup (key, fill and hair lights) with halogen work lamps.  The background is black muslin.  Audio capture was from a lapel microphone connected directly to the iPhone.

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Time Management Tools

Posted by Viv on 27 March 2013 | 0 Comments

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Everyone is short on time these days - there doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day. There are a number of helpful free or almost free tools out there that help get a little more done in the day (or at least make it feel that way).

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