Current status [Oct 2019]: working with Crumpled Dog

About us

We wear all the hats...

Having worked with Umbraco for over 6 years, we have seen many iterations of a friendly CMS that allows for unique, bespoke implementations of pretty much anything you can imagine! In that time, we have not been idle. Our founder, Laura Weatherhead, is an Umbraco Certified Expert as well as an Umbraco MVP 2019, and we look forward to many more years of promoting and engaging with the changing face of the Umbraco application and community!

Outwith Umbraco, we use a lot of React (Redux, Router & Gatsby implementations) to manifest our visions into reality. We are big lovers of Typescript for use with all JS frameworks and promote the safety that it offers wherever we can. We are also working quite extensively with GraphQL as a way of shaping and serving data to applications, and Laura did a conference talk at the Umbraco Spark Conference this year on using Umbraco with GraphQL.

For the greater good!

On top of enjoying a good problem solving opportunity, we are also super keen on building things that are meaningful (or, at least, helpful!)

In the past Spun has been involved with:

  • mentoring aspiring young developers
  • working with the privacy sector to make app trackers more transparent
  • developing educational games to support learning logical skills at a young age

We are currently working on some proof of concept data architecture to try and make the world of carbon footprinting a more transparent place! Want to know more? Use the contact form below to get in touch

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News & Blog

Summary: Community Roundtable Discussion

On the 10th of October, 12 Umbracians got together for the first Community Roundtable Discussion. On the agenda was just one topic: “How to sustain the continuous development of the Umbraco Project and the Umbraco community?” In this post you’ll find the notes from this discussion:

#umbraco #community #roundtable

Saving the world with Umbraco and GraphQL

Laura shows us how to use GraphQL with Umbraco to get bespoke data alongside Umbraco content from a custom dashboard, and does so to build a tool to track her own carbon footprint as part of her efforts to help contribute to saving the world.

#umbraco #graphQL #climate-change #skrift

GraphQL Pagination using React, Apollo and GraphCMS

In this article, we are going to focus on how to manipulate large data-sets in order to render classic UI pagination elements.

#codewall #external #apolloGraphQL #graphCMS #reactJs #graphQL

Women who code in the Umbraco community: Laura Weatherhead

Laura's thoughts on coding, Umbraco and gender equality in tech industry

#social #umbraco #community #opinion

Projects

Spun - Umbraco V8 Redesign

The Spun site was needing a bit of a refresh - so it was rebuilt using the latest Umbraco V8 (Cloud) to a brand new design

#umbraco #umbracov8 #bourbon #scss #mvc #csharp

APK Data Analyser

A front-end application to analyse tracking and permissions data demanded by mobile apps which are publicly available.

#bootstrap #json #reactJs #expressJs

Tracks - carbon footprints

We are looking at ways that we can create a central data source that will allow for the carbon footprinting of any product or service.

#api #sql #graphQL #dataStructures #dataArchitecture