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Studio Talk

Say hi to Jacinta, our new CEO

We've just made our most exciting hire yet: One of the most capable and well respect people in the Melbourne business and social impact scene.

Squareweave is Officially a B Corp

Certified B Corporations are leaders of a global movement of people using business as a force for good.

Why Nonprofit Branding Matters

Branding is often understood as consisting of a company’s logo, but there’s so much more to a brand than just the visual elements.

Case Study: Climate Media Centre

This post is part of a series showcasing some of the projects we’ve been fortunate enough to work on.

Case Study: headspace

This post is part of a series showcasing some of the projects we’ve been fortunate enough to work on.

Case Study: State Library Victoria

This post is part of a series showcasing some of the projects we’ve been fortunate enough to work on.

Where the Women At?

We know there is a serious gender imbalance in the tech industry. But what's causing it, and what are some practical things we can do about it?

Case Study: ClimateWorks

This post is part of a series showcasing some of the projects we’ve been fortunate enough to work on.

Case Study: The Climate Council

This post is the first in a series showcasing some of the projects we’ve been fortunate enough to work on.

Art is Science

We are forever subconsciously working to decode the world around us. Art can help with this process of understanding just as much as science can.

The Ethics of Digital Disruption

Thinking ethically is one of the bigger “disruptions” Alister Cameron would like to see to business as usual in the tech sector.

An Objective Without a Plan is a Dream

Clients often ask why we can’t just jump straight into development. Here, Head of Delivery Alan Ambrose sees how many cliches he can squeeze into this explanation of the value of planning.

The Difference Between Selling to Nonprofits and For-Profits

A self-titled corporate dropout, Brendon Hillermann recently left the world of big business to work with nonprofits and social enterprises at Squareweave. Here he shares his experiences working in sales and account management in both sectors, and his thoughts on how nonprofits could be getting better value from their providers.

People are Squishy

You can't write code to the exclusion of people. It just doesn't work.

Thinking Bigger... and Smaller with Digital

hen you’re thinking about ways to implement digital, there are so many different directions to go in. Here are just a few strategic areas that can benefit all organisations, but especially nonprofits and social enterprises.

Mobile Web or Mobile App?

Here are some things to think about when trying to decide whether to build your product idea for the mobile web or as an app.

The UX of 99% Magic

It's better to build a product with a little less magic that always works, than something mind-blowing and bleeding edge that only works 80% of the time.

Common Digital Tech Concepts Explained

If you're not a technically minded person, digital tech can be incredibly confusing, even for digital natives. Here, Back-end Developer Stefan Schneider talks through some of the concepts we are asked about most often.

Wanted: Senior Web Designer

We're looking for a highly competent senior web designer who can collaborate with our developers to create amazing websites and mobile apps that our clients love, and that engage the public in new ways.

Why We Love JIRA

JIRA is a great way to manage productivity, distribute individual tasks among a team, and visualise overall progress towards your end goal.

Wanted: Full-stack Developer

We're looking for highly competent full-stack devs who can collaborate with UX & design specialists to build amazing websites and applications that our clients love, and that engage the public in new ways.

Questions from a Design Graduate

A young designer in her final year of university emailed me last week with some great questions. Here are my answers.

Why HTTPS is important

Previously just a 'thing' that sysadmins found tedious (but secretly loved), web developers occasionally wanted, and online shoppers allegedly used to decide if a store was reputable, https is now recognised as an increasingly essential feature.

The Human-Machine Interface

The meeting-point between humans and the machines we make has undergone many radical shifts.

Material Design

Google's Material Design philosophy is perhaps the best move yet towards a consistent framework that seamlessly blends technology with the real world.

What is a Web App?

Whilst both web and native apps exist to solve real world problems, the technology involved is very different.

Top Tips for Writing Web Copy

Successful websites need copy that’s optimised for online audiences. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when writing for the web.

The Expanding Digital Landscape

A new type of boom is underway now - right under our noses. But is the Internet of Things just something for the big players?

If Your Website was a Person

If you had only one person that was allowed to market your entire organisation using just themselves, would you be happy if they were outdated, bad at communicating and often just non-responsive?

Powerful Grunt tools and Practices

Grunt is a powerful tool for frontend development, let's explore some ways to make your Gruntfile more powerful than ever!

Why agile is awesome

At Squareweave we use the project delivery method Agile and often find ourselves talking to clients about why this is a great choice. Here we share 10 of the top reason we think Agile is a step in the right direction.

Mac keyboard development takeover

Being a developer often comes with ergonomic trouble. Here are some ways you can optimise your mac setup for better development health.