Have you ever opened an email on your mobile device and immediately noticed how frustrating it is to view its contents? Often just to be able to read the text requires much zooming and scrolling—if your current email newsletter templates require your customers to do this, the frustration they experience could potentially be costingRead More
Building a new home requires a lot of research and review of plans, materials and display homes before construction begins. In the same way, prototyping helps you refine the details of your web or software project.
What is prototyping?
Prototyping is a tool that allows you to create cheap models of a complex system
Our Creative team have been responsible for our internal training sessions in recent weeks and have just finished running a two-part training program on responsive design. Part One covered “The Theory and Concept Behind Responsive Web Design”. Part 2 was much more practical with a presentation on “How to Implement a Responsive Design”.Read More
4mation Technologies has ranked 29th in the BRW Best Places to Work 2013, a catalogue of the 50 best employers nationally.
Many small businesses often start out recording data in spreadsheets or simple databases like Microsoft Access — information about products, clients, projects, sales, budgets, and financial transactions. But just as your business eventually outgrows spreadsheets for financial data and progresses to a proper accounting package like MYOB, so too will you eventually outgrow yourRead More
The bloggers at 4mation Technologies are starting a new series of staff profiles to introduce you to the people behind your websites and development projects! First off the ranks we have Scott, who is not only our Ongoing Support and Development Leader, but is also one of our longest-serving employees.Read More
Have you ever been tempted to outsource your web development offshore?
The promise of cheap hourly rates from offshore developers in India, China and the Philippines is a lure that many find hard to ignore. But what are the true costs of offshoring?
Many companies have attempted offshoring, and returned to quality Australian developers
Last Friday, the 4mation staff took part in some internal training on Zend Framework 2.0. Our new development team and their Leader, Ollie Brennan, shared some of their ideas and their passion with the ongoing support and development teams about their framework of choice.
Zend Framework 2.0, or ZF2 as it is better known,
Last Saturday marked the first inaugural Family Picnic Day for the 4mation Nation and their loved ones, who braved the inclement weather to enjoy a relaxed afternoon in Centennial Park. An alternative to 4mation’s usual end-of-month celebrations, it was a great opportunity to catch up with work friends and their families and enjoyRead More
A recent article published by MaltBlue has stated that over 50% of a developer’s time is spent on finding and fixing bugs, at a worldwide cost of over $312 billion.
Much like the author of the article, Matthew Setter, many developers only consider testing as an afterthought. Perhaps they are overconfident and think their