Thoughts

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Thoughts | BlueSky Perth Custom Web + App Development
Using the HTML picture tag for swapping images | BlueSky Perth Custom Web + App Development
Using the HTML picture tag for swapping images

The <picture> tag can be used for more than just swapping images for responsiveness

UI/UX CSS/HTML design
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Material Design Resizer | BlueSky Perth Custom Web + App Development
Material Design Resizer

Get your website clients to easily test their website responsiveness

UI/UX design
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New Frogponds website now live | BlueSky Perth Custom Web + App Development
New Frogponds website now live

And I created my first CSS image sprite in more than 10 years!

UI/UX CSS/HTML News design
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PlayGrasshopper project | BlueSky Perth Custom Web + App Development
PlayGrasshopper project

A new bluetooth beacon based project for the BlueSky team.

Apps News beacons programming
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CSS Text Gradients | BlueSky Perth Custom Web + App Development
CSS Text Gradients

How to use CSS only for gradients on your text

design CSS/HTML
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Frogponds online sourcing platform | BlueSky Perth Custom Web + App Development
Frogponds online sourcing platform

The new and improved Froponds system is now live.

Systems Custom Solutions
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Les and Lana Waugh, Business Key | BlueSky Perth Custom Web + App Development
Les and Lana Waugh, Business Key

Quality work and a good client relationship will stand the test of time.

Systems Custom Solutions Apps
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Fomantic UI 2.8.6 released | BlueSky Perth Custom Web + App Development
Fomantic UI 2.8.6 released

The latest Fomantic UI release is available now, which "fixes serious display bugs in dropdown, modal on Firefox, icons and image/basic labels"

programming CSS/HTML
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Fomantic 2.8.5 | BlueSky Perth Custom Web + App Development
Fomantic 2.8.5

Upgrading to Fomantic UI version 2.8.5

UI/UX CSS/HTML programming
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A picture book written in code, on Kickstarter | BlueSky Perth Custom Web + App Development
A picture book written in code, on Kickstarter

A Day in Code - a picture book written in code. This Kickstarter campaign is definitely something we at BlueSky can get behind.

programming
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BlueSky COVID-19 Statement | BlueSky Perth Custom Web + App Development
BlueSky COVID-19 Statement

Important message from our Directors regarding COVID-19

Small Business Awards 2019 | BlueSky Perth Custom Web + App Development
Small Business Awards 2019

BlueSky Digital Labs was a finalist at the 26th Belmont & Western Australian Small Business Awards 2019.

Lorem Ipsum "repository" | BlueSky Perth Custom Web + App Development
Lorem Ipsum "repository"

The one "spot" for you to easily copy (and paste) Lorem Ipsum text

Browser Viewport Assistance | BlueSky Perth Custom Web + App Development
Browser Viewport Assistance

Tool to assist you in reporting (to us) your browser's viewport

Semantic UI for website | BlueSky Perth Custom Web + App Development
Semantic UI for website

Building a client website using the Semantic UI framework.

Custom Solutions design programming
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BlueSky is upgrading to React v16.8 | BlueSky Perth Custom Web + App Development
BlueSky is upgrading to React v16.8

The latest version of React is 16.8, and our development team is currently in the process of switching over to this latest version.

Systems programming UI/UX Apps
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Custom URL for your business' Google My Business listing | BlueSky Perth Custom Web + App Development
Custom URL for your business' Google My Business listing

Be sure to claim your Google My Business custom (short) URL for your verified business listing.

Tour of The Crest in Burswood | BlueSky Perth Custom Web + App Development
Tour of The Crest in Burswood

BlueSky was recently given a tour of the newly built luxury apartment The Crest in Burswood. Our directors were also allowed access to the rooftop area to marvel at the amazing views of the surrounding area.

BlueSky ideas
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Getting around Shinjuku, Tokyo with Augmented Reality in Google Maps | BlueSky Perth Custom Web + App Development
Getting around Shinjuku, Tokyo with Augmented Reality in Google Maps

Our Director Riz made a point to use the AR functionality of Google Maps during his recent trip to Tokyo, Japan.

Apps BlueSky ideas
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New company shirts and Team BlueSky additions | BlueSky Perth Custom Web + App Development
New company shirts and Team BlueSky additions

Our new company shirts have arrived, and we have two of our recent team additions to show both colour variations off!

Exploring ideas with Mixed Reality | BlueSky Perth Custom Web + App Development
Exploring ideas with Mixed Reality

Work at BlueSky can sometimes be fun, like our most recent project with the Microsoft HoloLens.

Start-up programming BlueSky ideas Custom Solutions
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Beacon Technology - Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk | BlueSky Perth Custom Web + App Development
Beacon Technology - Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk

BlueSky partnered with Epicuest to develop for Skywalk, a solution which involved the use of Beacon Technology with both Andoid and iOS mobile apps, to translate information to guests, in their preferred language.

Apps beacons Custom Solutions
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Mind melting calculations to solve a shape sorting conundrum | BlueSky Perth Custom Web + App Development
Mind melting calculations to solve a shape sorting conundrum

A behind the scenes look at the challenges we faced when dealing with a shape sorting problem when exploring how custom development breaks new ground. This article is for the mathematically minded reader who enjoys exploring the formulas, models and calculations that we used to solve this complex problem.

Systems programming Custom Solutions
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BlueSky proud to be a Subiaco AFC Club Sponsor | BlueSky Perth Custom Web + App Development
BlueSky proud to be a Subiaco AFC Club Sponsor

BlueSky is proud to announce their sponsorship of Subiaco AFC, a grassroots community sports club nased in Perth, Western Australia.

Digital Marketing Sponsorship
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Here's how custom development breaks new ground | BlueSky Perth Custom Web + App Development
Here's how custom development breaks new ground

When you're developing a new idea for an app, system or product it can be daunting to know where to start. The number of software packages available for use is growing every day! Most of the average problems you're looking to solve will generally have an open source solution out there somewhere, but when it comes to new concepts, it can leave you vulnerable to sloppy development practices.

Start-up Custom Solutions Systems
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Beacons - What why how? | BlueSky Perth Custom Web + App Development
Beacons - What why how?

With the arrival of smart phones, the average person has more computing power at their fingertips than NASA had for the Apollo 11 moon landing! As technology evolves, we expect more from it, hence we're always looking for the next big thing!

Start-up BlueSky ideas Custom Solutions Apps beacons
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What is the "best" front-end framework to use? | BlueSky Perth Custom Web + App Development
What is the "best" front-end framework to use?

Front-end frameworks are meant to help you quickly get started building a new website. Popular ones include Bootstrap, Foundation, and even Semantic UI. But a question we constantly get is - "which of these are the best to use"?

UI/UX design
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To the BlueSky and beyond! | BlueSky Perth Custom Web + App Development
To the BlueSky and beyond!

BlueSky signals a new phase for the team, where we embrace our vision to become Australia's leading online custom solutions developer.

Start-up Data Science Digital Marketing Apps BlueSky ideas Systems Custom Solutions
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