Introducing Packagist for WordPress 20 May 2013
Composer is a package manager for PHP. The WordPress Packagist site mirrors the WordPress plugin directory as a Composer-compatible repository, making it easier to manage WordPress plugins using Composer.
Training from UCL and Goldman Sachs 15 May 2013
We are very proud to have been selected by University College London and Goldman Sachs to take part in the 10,000 Small Businesses programme. The scheme provides business training to high-growth companies in what the organisers describe as a “mini MBA”.
BBC releases new ontology for education 3 May 2013
The BBC has released a new ontology for its educational content. This will act as a schema to allow the BBC to add metadata to its content. It will describe what subject, level or curriculum a particular piece of content applies to, and is presumably the schema behind the new Knowledge and Learning Product.
Calculating SVG bounds in PHP 17 Apr 2013
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is an image file format increasingly used on the internet. For a recent project, we needed to calculate the bounding box of the shape of a country in an SVG file and we created this simple PHP class to help. Maybe you’ll find it useful too.
We recently worked with the BBC and Unthinkable Consulting to look at how current BBC programmes could add elements of transmedia storytelling to well known factual programmes, using the tools that the BBC has to hand already, rather than coming up with brand new platforms, technology or ideas that required huge resources. Transmedia is the [...]
Coming soon: a knowledge bank for arts marketing 17 Oct 2012
Outlandish Ideas are proud to have been selected by the Arts Marketing Association (AMA) to build an online document and media directory. The knowledge bank will contain reports, case studies, toolkits and training videos to help arts organisations market themselves more effectively.
Convert XML to JSON in PHP 23 Aug 2012
Unfortunately, XML exists. For whatever reason, somebody once thought it was a good idea and now we’re stuck with it. Since most modern applications and APIs use JSON instead, it’s often necessary to convert XML into JSON. Here is a PHP function to do that very thing.
Hide Deprecated Errors in WordPress 22 Jun 2012
We’ve created a simple plugin to hide the deprecated notifications which can appear in the WordPress admin screens.
Outlandish Eyed Deer 19 Jun 2012
We would like to introduce you to the newest member of the team, our outlandish eyed deer!
Last weekend (18th – 20th May 2012) all four of us went down to beautiful Slapton in Devon to spend the weekend hacking with the Field Studies Council and a group of geographers, developers and educators. The aim of the weekend was to see how tech could make field studies more effective, interesting and accessible.Next Page »