Chris Rickard

Designing the perfect user experience (UX)

Designing the perfect user experience (UX)

Posted by Chris Rickard on Thu, 12 Jan 2017

UX design is where art meets function – and it is crucial to the health of your brand and the success of your business. Here we explore the principles of good UX design.

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The art of wireframing: A guide to getting started

The art of wireframing: A guide to getting started

Posted by Chris Rickard on Tue, 13 Dec 2016

It’s the first and essential step in the web design process but there’s a fine art to wireframing.

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JavaScript is eating the world

JavaScript is eating the world

Posted by Chris Rickard on Mon, 28 Nov 2016

It’s official. JavaScript is the most popular programming language of 2016 and, right now, the most popular programming language in the world.

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Why your venture (probably) shouldn’t be a mobile app

Why your venture (probably) shouldn’t be a mobile app

Posted by Chris Rickard on Thu, 17 Nov 2016

So, you’ve got a great idea for a mobile app and you’re thinking about diving head-first into the new project. Here’s why you shouldn’t.

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Hybrid mobile apps: Reach more people, faster and cheaper

Hybrid mobile apps: Reach more people, faster and cheaper

Posted by Chris Rickard on Mon, 31 Oct 2016

Nowadays, it seems most businesses want an app. But where do you begin? And how do you determine which technology will be best to develop your app?

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Fund your software project: A guide to grants, accelerator programs and seed funding in Australia

Fund your software project: A guide to grants, accelerator programs and seed funding in Australia

Posted by Chris Rickard on Thu, 13 Oct 2016

Did you know that you don’t need to raise the capital for your software project entirely on your own?

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How you can prepare for our IOP Kick-off: What we need from you

How you can prepare for our IOP Kick-off: What we need from you

Posted by Chris Rickard on Thu, 15 Sep 2016

You’ve signed up for our IOP Kick-off and you’d like to prepare so you can get the most out of the workshop. Here’s what we’ll need from you.

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Why we run an IOP Kick-off with every client before beginning a software development project

Why we run an IOP Kick-off with every client before beginning a software development project

Posted by Chris Rickard on Thu, 18 Aug 2016

IOP Kick-off is our first step before beginning any software development project. Here’s why.

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Job: Are you a Mid level PHP / Laravel Developer? Come do rad stuff at inoutput

Job: Are you a Mid level PHP / Laravel Developer? Come do rad stuff at inoutput

Posted by Chris Rickard on Fri, 12 Aug 2016

Join a fun team of passionate nerds who build fun stuff.

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Tips for developing a website for different languages

Tips for developing a website for different languages

Posted by Chris Rickard on Thu, 07 Jul 2016

In today’s connected world, it’s never been easier to reach a truly international audience. When dealing with non-English native speakers locally or overseas clientele, it’s important to make sure your website and apps work appropriately to understand the limitations of a specific language, as well as the nuances.

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Get what you need when you need it: the power of internal stock control

Get what you need when you need it: the power of internal stock control

Posted by Chris Rickard on Thu, 19 May 2016

If you’re a manufacturer, wholesaler or retailer, managing your inventory is critical to monitoring your costs and successfully operating your business.

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5 everyday disasters you can avoid by automating business scheduling

5 everyday disasters you can avoid by automating business scheduling

Posted by Chris Rickard on Thu, 05 May 2016

Businesses of all sizes will benefit from using scheduling software. It can streamline processes, allowing managers to spend less time creating schedules and more time attending to customers and coaching staff members.

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Old software is hurting your business

Old software is hurting your business

Posted by Chris Rickard on Fri, 15 Apr 2016

These days there is no shortage of new tools, technologies and solutions. But what about that outdated computer system, software or application program that your business is still using? These older systems could be costing you money and putting your business at risk.

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Never forget a password again: Why every business (and person) needs a knowledge base

Never forget a password again: Why every business (and person) needs a knowledge base

Posted by Chris Rickard on Thu, 07 Apr 2016

Have you ever forgotten a password, couldn’t recall how you solved a problem or spent a lot of time teaching your staff members the same process over and over again? If this sounds like you, then you could benefit from creating a personal knowledge base.

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Bring your idea to life: How to find a technical co-founder

Bring your idea to life: How to find a technical co-founder

Posted by Chris Rickard on Tue, 15 Mar 2016

Need to find someone to help build your start-up idea? In search of a partner in crime to take your product to the next level? A Wozniak to your Jobs? Here is your guide to hooking one.

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Code minimalism: what is it and should you use it?

Code minimalism: what is it and should you use it?

Posted by Chris Rickard on Tue, 08 Mar 2016

When it comes to software development and programming, code minimalism refers to using minimalist ideas, beliefs and principals in software design and use. But should you adopt this approach?

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F#@% spreadsheets: it's not you, it's spreadsheets

F#@% spreadsheets: it's not you, it's spreadsheets

Posted by Chris Rickard on Fri, 12 Feb 2016

Spreadsheets are often overused and misused. That's why we're looking at alternative tools that are more reliable, allow for change control and will improve efficiencies in your business.

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Choosing the right mobile app for your project: Native vs cross-platform vs hybrid

Choosing the right mobile app for your project: Native vs cross-platform vs hybrid

Posted by Chris Rickard on Thu, 21 Jan 2016

With increasing competition between iOS and Android, how do you determine which platform will be best for your app? We compare the pros and cons of native, cross-platform and hybrid apps.

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How to write a brief for a software development project

How to write a brief for a software development project

Posted by Chris Rickard on Mon, 18 Jan 2016

The project brief – it’s the important first step of getting any software development venture off the ground. So, what is a brief and why do you need one?

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6 things to look for when hiring a software developer to build your project

6 things to look for when hiring a software developer to build your project

Posted by Chris Rickard on Wed, 09 Dec 2015

When engaging a software developer or software development company, what are the key things you should look for to ensure they can deliver a top-notch project? This is a question I have been asked a lot over the years, especially from business owners and people looking to hire a developer.

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