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HTTP/2 and You


This post was written by Dan Barrett

HTTP/2.0 and you

This article gets pretty techy! If that doesn’t sound like your bag, here’s a quick summary: the HTTP network protocol has existed since the early days of the web, and it’s about to be succeeded by HTTP/2 which will make communications between servers and browsers more efficient. It also means we need to change the way we optimise our websites to take advantage of the technology, so we don’t work against it.

The dawn of HTTP/2 is upon us. Since 1999, we’ve been using the Hypertext Transfer Protocol version 1.1 which isn’t particularly efficient. After many years of debating, HTTP/2 (aka HTTP version 2) has been standardised, approved, and is now on its way to a browser near you. Before we see what HTTP/2 brings to the table, we should have a look at how it came to be.

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By Dan Barrett on 28 July 2015 1 Comment

Client Side: The Project Brief


This post was written by Mark Gale


This is the first post in a series we’re calling ‘client side’, a run of posts dealing with the client agency relationship and how to get the most out of a digital project

First up we’re looking at one of the most fundamental but often overlooked aspects of a successful project: the project brief.

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By Mark Gale on 20 July 2015 No Comments

Getting up to speed with Gulp


This post was written by Niaal Holder

Please hold…

In front-end land, it doesn’t take long to feel the cumulative hangover of build lag. I make a change, I want to see it live as fast as possible. If I can make it to the browser and refresh it faster than my build automation can render the changes, it’s officially slow… I’ll double refresh. I’ll assume my changes are wrong. I’ll doubt my changes ever happened. I’ll save them out again, and likely repeat the process.

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By Niaal Holder on 4 June 2015 1 Comment

Welcome Dan Barrett!


This post was written by Humaan

A huge welcome to Dan Barrett our thirteenth Humaan (and second Dan)! Dan is a passionate web developer and mountain bike rider, keen on pushing the web further and experimenting with new technologies. We asked Dan our three questions below.

Dan Barrett

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By Humaan on 18 May 2015 No Comments

You deserve better


This post was written by Niaal Holder

March 19, 2015 marks a rather depressing milestone: it’s your sixth anniversary with Internet Explorer 8. How you’ve survived this tedious relationship to now, well… we just don’t know. However, after much brow-furrowing and informed discussion at the Humaan think tank (read: Christmas party), we feel we have a duty to intervene.

So… It’s time to break up with IE8.

With a global browser share of around 3%, we spend a disproportionate amount of time with IE8. A lot of that time probably involves colourful language and/or fist-shaking. Rarely (if ever) does a modern website survive its grubby clutches, so why do we continue to compromise?

If your interest is sufficiently piqued, hit up our sternly-worded website at for further instructions.


By Niaal Holder on 11 March 2015 No Comments

Welcome Jess


This post was written by Humaan

A big welcome to Jessica Stanley, the newest humaan and our new Project Manager. Jess brings a wealth of experience to the team from her time in Melbourne at a leading branding agency, as well as some of the finest chocolate brownies we’ve tasted. We asked Jess the three questions below.


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By Humaan on 10 February 2015 No Comments



This post was written by Humaan

We’re incredibly proud to be digital partners for PUBLIC 2015, a massive 10 day transformation of Western Australia’s built spaces run by our friends at FORM. After a hugely successful inaugural event last year, FORM are following it up with an amazing line up of international street artists and change makers to make this year’s event even bigger and better.

Visit the all new website for PUBLIC 2015 at for more information on the artists, speakers and the upcoming events throughout WA. Hopefully we’ll see you there.

PUBLIC2015 Website

By Humaan on 2 February 2015 No Comments

Welcome Niaal!


This post was written by Humaan

A new year and another talented Humaan to add to the team, Mr Niaal Holder. Niaal impressed us with his depth of knowledge, woodworking skills and the fact that he also has two a’s in his name. We asked Niaal the three questions to introduce himself below.

Niaal Holder

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By Humaan on 12 January 2015 No Comments

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