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Jun 1 2017

GDPR, Privacy by Design and Consent Management

will 0 Comments General

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in just under a year, but if you are feeling confused or anxious about what you need to do to ensure compliance, don't worry - you are not alone. In fact, only 54% of businesses surveyed by the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) expect to be compliant come May 2018 (Marketing Week, 25th May 2017).

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Jan 27 2017

Zoocha are now on the Digital Outcomes & Specialists 2 Framework

will 0 Comments News
Gov.uk Digital Marketplace

In addition to our G-Cloud 8 services and Digital Outcomes & Specialists services, Zoocha's application for Digital Outcomes and Specialist 2 has been successfully awarded. Services will be available from mid February 2017.

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Aug 24 2016

Nesting with CSS: the Good the Bad and the BEM

paul 0 Comments Web Development

Here at Zoocha we use preprocessor for almost all our frontend work. Predominantly we use SASS although some projects are on LESS, partly for historical reasons. No-one can deny that it’s a really powerful way of writing CSS, giving you access to variables, mixin functions, and the apparent Holy Grail: nesting. The thing about all of the above though, and I think something that often gets forgotten is these are all tools to make the developer’s life easier. The result is still compiled down to CSS. 

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Mar 7 2016

Setting up Drupal Code Sniffer

titi 2 Comments Drupal, Web Development

A few weeks ago I had to go through the process of setting up php code sniffer on my new computer, and realised how confusing most of the blog posts out there are and how many loops and posts you have to jump through to get it set up.

I decided to write a quick post with all the commands in one place and small descriptions for most of the commands:

Installing Drupal Coding Sniffer

1. Download php code sniffer (source code: https://github.com/squizlabs/PHP_CodeSniffer)

curl -OL https://squizlabs.github.io/PHP_CodeSniffer/phpcs.phar

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Jan 12 2016

Christmas in Pieces

paul 0 Comments

Each year at Zoocha, we try to do something for Christmas for our clients, even if it's just a Christmas card (see below for our effort from a couple of years ago). This year we wanted to do something interactive, and webby, as that's our business really.

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Dec 22 2015

Zoocha Presents A Piece of Christmas

will 0 Comments Design

A Piece of Christmas

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Sep 4 2015

Still on Drupal 6? Here are your options!

dave 0 Comments Drupal, Hosting, Platform Development

With the imminent release of a Drupal 8 Release Candidate, which could potentially be announced as soon as the end of September at Drupalcon Barcelona, the clock has just started ticking a lot louder for those sites still on Drupal 6 with the looming Drupal.org support transition policy about to kick in:

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Sep 1 2015

Local .htaccess environment conditionals, HTTPS example

denise 0 Comments Platform Development, Web Development

Adapted from a post by the Nerdary  that basically deals with the problem of having .htaccess files that are different on your local and other environments.

This example deals with the headache of https and not wanting your local environment to automatically redirect to HTTPS. I am only posting the relevant code that sets up the environment variable.

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Jul 14 2015

OS Open Data Masterclass

wendy 0 Comments General, Web Development

I am a bit mad about maps. Especially the online, interactive ones. When I heard about the OS (Ordnance Survey, rather than operating system!) open data Masterclass, I signed up for it immediately, very curious to see how OS data could fit in with online mapping applications.

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Jul 8 2015

Testing in Internet Explorer without Windows!

paul 2 Comments UX & Web Design, Web Development

Screenshot of a Windows Desktop with the Internet Explorer icon(Image Credit: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/microsoft/11480692/RIP-Internet-Explorer-Twitter-mourns-and-mocks-death-of-Microsofts-browser.html)

Internet Explorer. The bane of most web developers' lives. How often have we built a site and looked back content with our efforts, only to have that satisfaction whipped away when opening Internet Explorer?

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