hipages Engineering Dept Tees!

During our scrum this morning, our VP of Engineering surprised us each with a very special tee… introducing us to the new ‘HIPAGES’ Engineering Dept brand with t-shirt swagger! #hipages #startuplife Here’s a happy snap of the team:

It takes time to ‘git’ it

At work, we have been transitioning our codebase from SVN to Github. With ten years of legacy, we thought it would be a lengthy process but with the right team of people, dedication and perseverance, it can be done and it’s not as overwhelming as you think! If you’re new to Git, you can get some pretty handy…

Girl Geek Sydney @ hipagesGroup – Networking, Talks and Ping Pong!

hipagesGroup is hosting Girl Geeks meetup this month! Come along for a night of lightning talks, activities, food, drinks, ping pong and geek challenge with amazing prizes up for grabs! Register now I will be speaking again… ‘How to move away from 10 years of legacy code’. It will be a fantastic night…

My very first backbone app

At work, we thought we would try to integrate a mini backbone app into the main site. We chose to take the out log in status on the header into a backbone app. So what is Backbone.js? Backbone.js is a JavaScript frontend framework that provides structure for your application code, the event-based communication for your…

My first experience as a speaker

My 2 cents for speaking in front of a crowd… For my 29th birthday this year, I tried something out of my comfort zone; speaking in front of a crowd… but not just any ordinary crowd, it was a bunch of people who shares the same passion as me. It was a great experience all…

Grrrrrunt… I wish I met you earlier…

Thanks to my new manager, Chris Iona, we have put aside time to experiment with a new tech stack at hipagesGroup! All that time in the past few years spent on concatenating, obfuscating, minifying and versioning files along with slow and manual deployment processes… gee, I wish I have been introduced to Grrrrunt earlier! It may have taken some…

My 2 cents on icon fonts

Craig, our UX Design Lead, recommended we transition to icon fonts last year and since then, my love for icon fonts just keeps growing! I could go on and on about the benefits of using icon fonts… great for responsive web design and retina display less maintenance on your sprite sheets can all be controlled with CSS – colors, sizes, shadows…

TGIF: Thank Google – It’s Fun

Craig Henneberry, our UX Design Lead showed me a few google “easter eggs” for some Friday fun! Search the following on Google: Tilt Blink Tag do a barrell roll They work on a mobile device too! Pretty funky, eh? Now here’s the most impressive one… On Google Images, search for: atari breakout Now go and play a retro…

Speaker for SydCSS June Meetup

Thanks to the encouragement of Fiona Chan, I have put my hand up to be a speaker for the June SydCSS meetup! What better than to share my experience and journey of frontend development in the last 5 years at hipagesGroup? It is all still a learning curve for me every day but I like it that…

On a GTM high!

For those of you out there who work on legacy code, A/B testing and third party javascript libraries throughout your site… check out the Google Tag Manager! Enhance your site performance, we have managed to improve our page speed by simply moving 3 javascript tags into GTM. Need to include a tracking script for the…