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Introducing Zapp Box

Jon Hobbs-Smith
Jon Hobbs-Smith18 Jun 2014
Introducing Zapp Box
We're really pleased to announce the launch today of ZappBox.co.uk, a movie, tv programme, eBook, and music search engine that scans websites to find you the best available deals on digital downloads.

Website of the week

Jenny Forster
Jenny Forster11 Nov 2013
Website of the week
Congratulations to Look Good Feel Better who became "website of the week" in the Mail on Sunday yesterday.

Merry Xmas from all of us at 64 Digital

Jon Hobbs-Smith
Jon Hobbs-Smith21 Dec 2012
Merry Xmas from all of us at 64 Digital
In a couple of hours we’ll be putting our feet up and enjoying a nice extended Christmas break so it seemed like a great time to wish all our clients and partners a very happy Christmas and to thank you all for a great year. In 2012 we’ve transitioned our brand to 64 Digital after spending 10 years as TVI Design, launched our new responsive website (and breathed a huge sigh of relief when everybody said they liked it), won an award for creating the second best estate agent website in the UK (the first was Foxtons, we’ll let them have that!), created our first iPhone and Android apps, had our work featured in a book called ‘Emarketing Excellence’ and launched over 25 new client websites!

Another award winning website for 64 Digital.

Jon Hobbs-Smith
Jon Hobbs-Smith20 Dec 2012
Another award winning website for 64 Digital.
We almost forgot to mention in the busy run up Christmas, 64 Digital are pleased to add the International Property Awards "Real Estate Agency Website" Highly Commended award to their virtual trophy cabinet.

The 64 Digital Super dooper device testing station

Jon Hobbs-Smith
Jon Hobbs-Smith09 Aug 2012
The 64 Digital Super dooper device testing station
Anyone who designs and builds websites or mobile apps will have found themselves having to ensure their work is compatible with an ever expanding number of devices over the last few years, and it’s only going to keep expanding. There are a number of different ways of testing compatibility on different devices, from just testing on a desktop and resizing your browser (not recommended) to software emulators, to buying real devices. We’re a firm believer in testing on real devices. Not because emulators don’t work, but because you only get the full experience when testing on a real device: Are the colours bright enough on an iPad in sunlight, are the buttons too small for my fat fingers on a small Android phone etc. Having a large number of devices around the office can be a nightmare though. We’re constantly losing cables and chargers (and devices) and it takes ages to connect them up and test on them all. That’s why we built the 64 Digital Super Dooper Device Testing Station (name still up for debate).

The Google Nexus 7 arrives

Jon Hobbs-Smith
Jon Hobbs-Smith19 Jul 2012
The Google Nexus 7 arrives
We've been collecting new devices for our mobile testing lab for a while and today we took delivery of our new Google tablet the Nexus 7. It's our first 7 inch tablet in the office so it'll be interesting to see how some of our sites look. I'm pleased to report though that our own site (which is a responsive site) looks pretty good.

TVI staff run BUPA 10k in aid of Barnardo's

Jon Hobbs-Smith
Jon Hobbs-Smith07 Jun 2012
TVI staff run BUPA 10k in aid of Barnardo's

Last Sunday, three of our team managed to tear themselves away from their PCs for long enough to run the BUPA 10k in London in aid of Barnardo’s.

The Demise of IE6

Pat Gaunt
Pat Gaunt23 Feb 2012
The Demise of IE6

On the 5th of January 2012 Microsoft celebrated the decline of its own web browser; Internet Explorer 6, by baking a cake and throwing a party. Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) has been a thorn in the side of the web development industry for many years due to it’s lack of Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) standards. The main implications are that web developers frequently have to go back over a ‘finished’ project and tweak it to work in IE6, adding additional days and costs onto the project. The Internet is awash with many ‘hacks’ that can be used to force IE6 to display elements in the same way as the other popular browsers however the end result is never quite as clean.

Why 'iOS only' is a bad strategy.

Jon Hobbs-Smith
Jon Hobbs-Smith30 Jan 2012
Why 'iOS only' is a bad strategy.

The launch of the iPhone in 2007 opened our eyes to what was possible with mobile computing and captured the hearts of many millions of users (over 183 million of them so far). From a developer’s point of view it was a massive leap forward for mobile, for a couple of reasons: