Meet our new mascot, Max

Every team deserves a mascot. With this in mind we set out to find the suitable candidate. A task you would expect to be relatively simple ended up taking all our focus for an entire week! We all knew that this was an important decision and we wanted to get it just right. Meet Jock.

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Gorrilla redesigns – good or bad?

There seems to be a new trend lately, where young aspiring designers will take a stab at redesigning an existing site or brand. Considering these designs were never commissioned, they are commonly referred to as “Gorilla Redesigns”, taken I suppose from the term Gorilla Marketing.

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Adobe killing off Fireworks and two new design apps that could replace it

WTF! We just woke up to find that Adobe is killing off Fireworks! Complete shocker for all of us here at Spark, since it’s our go-to app for all our design work. Luckily, all may not be lost, as a new contender enters the scene. Say hello to Sketch. We’ve been hearing some great things about Sketch and if we could just figure out how to make our source files available on Windows, we’d switch immediately.

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Our top 50 icon fonts of 2013

We love icons, it’s true. They’re a great form of visual communication, if used correctly. 2013 has been a great year for the rise of icon-fonts and here are our pick of the top 50.

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New addition to our design team – welcome Amber Foster!

In our ongoing quest to conquer the world-wide-web, we’re always on the search for great new talent to join our team. This week our design team swells it’s ranks as we welcome the latest addition, Amber Foster

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Sketch.app, a couple weeks in

You guys may remember I switched over to Sketch a couple of weeks ago, from the ever clunky, bloated and expensive Fireworks and boy I’ve never been happier! It really is amazing how the lads at Bohemian Coding have managed to squeeze so many time saving tools, into such a small app! Here is my impressions on using Sketch full time over the past couple of weeks.

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Improve your workflow with SSH and the terminal

2014 is the year to ditch your ftp client and learn how to manage your server via your terminal (or MS Dos if you’re on Windows). Not only is a blazingly faster than ftp, but it’s also a zillion times more powerful. Get ready – you’ll be a SSH ninja by the time you’re done reading this post.

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Recommended presentations for WordPress Developers

We love WordPress and are always on the hunt for new presos from other WordPress devs – since it’s a really great way to learn new tricks and pick up a couple tips for presenting at the same time. Here is our definitive list of awesome presos for WordPress devs. Enjoy!

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Creating custom icon fonts without the bloat

Icon font’s are great, but one thing nobody seems to be talking about (when it comes to icon fonts at least), is bloat. Yes, it’s loaded via a CDN you may say, Yes, it’s only 100kb you say. Well, if you’re like me and care about EVERY kb that gets loaded, read on for a better method.

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