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Finally: the new site is ready

It’s taken us a long time to get around to it, but we’ve finally managed to get our new site done. It’s strange, but as a web agency, your own site often seems to be the lowest priority. We’ve been busy with client work and short deadlines, and finding time for our own stuff has […]

Migrating from Gitorious to Gitosis

Gitorious is very nice for social coding, and I thought it would be perfect for us at first. Apparently its git cloning is not quite adequate for us, as we need git pulling and git pushing and some of those cloning shouldn’t be able to write (such as deploy users). Since we decided Gitorious wasn’t […]

Testimonial: Emma Mulqueeny

From the moment I met Dextrous Web, I was delighted that people as talented and committed to agile web development had decided to brave the task of applying their talents to the public sector. To date, the Dextrous Web have perpetuated that delight by sponsoring and participating in events like Rewired State, contributing to government […]

Testimonial: William Heath

Dextrous Web have the full skill set. They completely understand contemporary web applications, take their work very seriously and provide rapid common-sense service cheerfully. I’d definitely recommend them. William Heath Founder, Kable

Testimonial: Steph Gray (DBIS) #1

Dextrous Web have established an interesting and creative niche, based on their technical skills, ability to relate to a wide range of clients, and capacity to deliver excellent, innovative work which pushes the boundaries. Steph Gray Head of Digital Communications Dept. of Business, Innovation and Skills

Testimonial: Steph Gray (DBIS) #2

Not just programmers, Dextrous Web think more strategically about the project and have an eye on the user experience at all times. Steph Gray Head of Digital Communications Dept. of Business, Innovation and Skills

Have your say on MPs’ Expenses

Just before Christmas 2009, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority approached us to see if we’d be interested in producing the online part of their first consultation on MPs’ Expenses. This was exciting, to put it mildly — so we leapt in with both feet. As is often the case with this kind of work, the […]

myPublicServices ’09

I had a fantastic day at myPublicServices on Thursday. It was a real success. For the first time in a long time (perhaps ever!) I was truly conflicted after lunch: all the sessions looked great, and I could only go to one. Annoying!

Testing WordPress with Cucumber

I should probably introduce myself first: I’m Mallory, Dextrous Web employee #1. We do quite a bit of work with WordPress, and one of the problems we’ve found is that it doesn’t lend itself to the kind of automated testing that we do with the rest of our projects. The code for themes easily gets […]