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WordCamp London 13-15 April 2018

The Design of WordCamp London 2018

There was a lot to take away from WordCamp London (13-15th April). The discussion around the features WordPress offers us and how to deliver better accessibility gave Front End Developer Jonny Bull plenty to think about on the way back to Sotic HQ in Cardiff....

WordCamp London 13-15 April 2018

WordCamp London, 13-15 April, 2018

This weekend #TeamSotic are headed to WordCamp London 2018. WordCamp London is a community volunteer organised WordPress event that has been running since 2013. It’s aimed at anybody who uses, builds or simply has an interest in WordPress; including bloggers, designers, developers and end-users. It's 3 days...

Dan Drave's presentation from WordPress London

Video: NatWest 6 Nations Live matchcentre on WordPress from #WPLDN meetup

Last Thursday (29th March) our lead front-end developer Dan Drave presented on our work with the NatWest 6 Nations live matchcentre to the WordPress community at the WordPress London Meetup. Sotic developed and delivered a brand new, multi-lingual live matchcentre built on WordPress for the NatWest 6...

Instagram reduces API limits

Instagram shrinks API limit

This week Instagram have surprised developers with a huge reduction in how much data they can pull from the Instagram API. They have shrunk the API limit from 5,000 to 200 calls per user per hour and restricted permissions even further on their API endpoints. At Sotic,...

Premiership Rugby fixtures displayed on Google

Google’s fixture land grab

In the past week we’ve seen Google make a major land grab in terms of rugby union fixture and club information which could have a big impact on websites. Fixtures and results have long been a big driver of traffic to sports websites. Typically the fixture list...

Charlie Dowley - Front end developer at Sotic

International Women’s Day 2018 – Meet Charlie Dowley

On International Women’s Day we profile Charlie Dowley, one of Sotic's front end developers … just don’t tell her that tech is a man’s world! Charlie joined Sotic in August 2016 as a front end developer. As part of the build team she helps to take...

aberdeen football club

Site Launch: Aberdeen Football Club

Sotic have unveiled a brand new website for Scottish Premiership side, Aberdeen FC. We have been partnering The Dons on digital since 2014 and the new site, which is our second for the club, was a ground-up redesign and build on Sotic’s super-charged version of the...

BigWP meetup

Sotic Presenting at BigWP MeetUp – London 7th December

Sotic are delighted to have been invited to present at the next Big WP meetup in London on Thursday 7th Dec at Twitter HQ. The BigWP meetup is open to developers, product managers and editorial teams who work on high-traffic or high-profile WordPress sites and we...

Six Nations Rugby rebrand

Rebranding a website – Six Nations Rugby

When you work in sport you become accustomed to the regular changes in sponsors for clubs, venues and tournaments, and this week we overhauled our client Six Nations’ website (www.natwest6nations.com) in line with the news on Wednesday that NatWest is the new sponsor of ‘Rugby’s...