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Some witterings from the team at Hutchhouse...

Raspberry Pi Ideas


Raspberry Pi Ideas

No, not the delicious treat, we’re talking about the simplified mini computer that’s roughly the size of a credit card. The Pi – developed in the UK – has been a great success and over 2.5 million units have been shipped (as of February 2014). Now we’ve got one and we want to do something fun with it.

Why we switched to Sublime Text


Why we switched to Sublime Text

At Hutchhouse we have been using an IDE (Integrated Development Environment) called Eclipse. It is a solid application and has performed well for us. However, a few of the developers in the office were keen to try an alternative text editor – Sublime Text. Having road tested the application we have made the switch. Read-on to find out why.

Google Webmaster Tools – More than just a health check


Google Webmaster Tools – More than just a health check

Webmaster Tools provide a top level view of your site and it’s health according to Google. But more than that, it also provides useful SEO tools and utilities such as the ability to submit XML sitemaps and identify how Google crawls, indexes and views pages on your site.

We’re looking to hire a front-end web developer


We’re looking to hire a front-end web developer

If you’re a talented, enthusiastic front-end web developer looking to join an ambitious digital agency then we want to hear from you.

We’re looking to hire a back-end web developer


We’re looking to hire a back-end web developer

If you’re a talented, enthusiastic back-end web developer looking to join an ambitious digital agency then we want to hear from you.

Hutchhouse kicks off the first Creative Clinic at Milton Park


Hutchhouse kicks off the first Creative Clinic at Milton Park

Having moved into Milton Park earlier this year we’ve had our heads down, cracking on with our work and generally settling in. However, it soon occurred to us that there wasn’t a massive amount of creative ‘get togethers’ happening on the Park so we decided that the only thing to do was to create our own.

Sharp, lightweight font icons


Sharp, lightweight font icons

Recently there has been a growing trend to use font icons when designing websites. But what is the advantage of using a set of font based icons over images and why now?

A brief guide to responsive web design for your business


 

Responsive Web Design is the latest buzz-word when it comes to designing and developing websites. It’s not a completely new thing, and most agencies worth their salt will have been rolling out responsive websites for a while now, but it’s fast becoming standard practice so if you are a business owner planning to get a new website then you need to know about it.

Social Media marketing and PR talk at the University College Birmingham


Social Media marketing and PR talk at the University College Birmingham

Back in June Hutchhouse was invited talk at University College Birmingham. Having stumbled across our company, Lecturer and Year Manager Jo Bates called to ask if anyone at @hutchhouse would be interested in helping out with one of the workshops taking place in November by giving an hour-long presentation.

What’s changed in Twitter Bootstrap 3?


What’s changed in Twitter Bootstrap 3?

Twitter’s popular framework recently celebrated it’s second birthday, and what better way to celebrate than Bootstrap 3 with a refreshed UI, an improved grid system and a whole raft of other tweaks and updates.