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Web Directions 2015 Recap


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Another year, another Web Directions down. Seven of the Humaans attended this year, along with a wider Perth crowd who successfully Perthed the pants off Sydney and Web Directions in general.


It was a great two days with John Allsopp and Rosemary Allsopp (and team) organising a top quality, diverse and friendly conference which included speakers of a very high calibre, a family friendly opening night of vintage theme park fun, excellent catering, much needed good coffee and an after party that allowed us all to mix with the wider WD15 crowd and interact with the speakers.

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By Humaan on 19 November 2015 No Comments

2015 Australian Web Award Winner!


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2015 Australian Web Award Winners for Small Business

We’re incredibly proud to have taken out the Small Business category for the 2015 Australian Web Awards national event on Friday night, for our work on Boat Equity! This was a particularly big year with lots of great entries across the country at a very high standard. Congratulations to all other winners and nominees on the night.

This marks our 6th win nationally across 5 categories in the five years since Humaan was established, read more about our recent success at Campaign Brief.

By Humaan on 11 November 2015 No Comments

Breaking Down the Online Language Barrier


This post was written by Lee Karolczak

Multilingual Websites

Coming from a developed country, I take the internet for granted. For good or bad my life basically depends upon it. The lifestyle and profession I have chosen rely heavily on the internet and the connectivity it provides. I do my banking online, I chat with friends, I watch videos, listen to music, shop… and the list goes on.

It amazes me that it’s estimated over half of the world either do not have or do not use the internet.

Despite this, global internet connectivity is slowly rising. Developing countries are putting more resources into the infrastructure required for internet connectivity. Each day more of the world’s population is getting the opportunity to access similar content to what I do.

However, there is one looming issue that comes with the spread of internet connectivity: the language barrier.

It is estimated that over half of the web’s content is in English. When you compare this to the estimated 5% of English-speaking people in the world this is quite an alarming statistic. It means that there is a significant amount of internet users that cannot read the web content they are connected to.

Imagine the difficulties you would face if your online banking or music services were only available in a language you couldn’t read or understand. This is true for a large proportion of web users, and their experience is highly impacted.

Thankfully we have the ability to develop multilingual websites. Of course developing a multilingual website is dependent on a number of factors (time, budget and other considerations) but for any website with diverse audience groups it would be highly encouraged.

In recent years Humaan have had the pleasure to work with some amazing international clients. Their multilingual website projects have given us the opportunity to be exposed to diverse language and culture and exposed a number of items to consider when building a multilingual website which include the technical, cultural and content-related aspects.

These projects weren’t without their challenges, and given our experience we thought we’d share a few things we’ve learnt a long the way.

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By Lee Karolczak on 21 October 2015 No Comments

Six Australian Web Awards in WA


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Following the success of the last two years, the Humaans were very honoured to pick up a total of six awards in the state Australian Web Awards for 2015.

Winners included our work with dusk for their massively overhauled digital presence in the eCommerce category, Chinese Kung Fu & Tai Chi and Boat Equity in Small Business, Eon Fleet in Commercial, Ironbark in Startup and the 2015 PUBLIC website in the Not for Profit category.

WA Web Awards

A very high standard this year which is a testament to the great work coming out of WA, congrats to all of the other winners. Fingers crossed for the National awards next month!

Visit the Australian Web Awards site for a list of all winners.

By Humaan on 12 October 2015 No Comments

Does Change == Holiday?


This post was written by Jesse Yuen


This is a post about my first year at Humaan, the up and downs, some of the challenges and the things I’ve learnt along the way. It’s a personal post of sorts, I wanted to share a different perspective of working in this great industry and perhaps touch on subjects I believe we don’t talk about enough.

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By Jesse Yuen on 29 September 2015 5 Comments

The Pursuit of Happiness


This post was written by Jess Stanley


Throughout the lifespan of a project we believe there are two fundamental goals needed to be successful:

A quality outcome that achieves the objectives set out and a happy client. One does not necessarily guarantee the other.

There are a handful of things you can do to keep your client happy throughout the process and these are not just designing a mind blowing website.

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By Jess Stanley on 17 September 2015 1 Comment


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One of the least considered aspects of launching a website is the terms of service and privacy policy, often not given much thought until a website is ready to launch.

Who reads them anyway, right? :P

Here at the Humaan labs we’ve been working on a few projects to help in the day to day lives of web developers. As such, we’re pleased to announce, a really simple Terms of Service and Privacy Policy generator.

Visit to generate your own policy which you can customise and use on any website where appropriate.

By Humaan on 9 September 2015 No Comments

Getting started with webpack and React, ES6 style


This post was written by Dan Barrett

webpack Article Image

This article is highly technical and you should have experience using build tools like Gulp, along with a good working knowledge of JavaScript.

We’re working on a little side project here at Humaan, and I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to try out some new-ish frameworks and build tools.  For a while now, React and webpack have been all the rage, and I wanted to learn more about them. In this article we’re going to look at setting up webpack with React, along with getting it working with Sass and hot module loaders.

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By Dan Barrett on 3 September 2015 10 Comments

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