Where is the responsibility? – Find out at ‘Preston Social’ Tues 25th Oct

“With the news that a father in Northern Ireland is suing Facebook over suggestive photos of his 12 year old girl posted on the site, the question of whose responsibility it is to ensure that children and young people are safe online is getting more heated. Is it the responsibility of the makers of websites, the parents,

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PHPNW11 Through the Eyes of a Marketing Student and PHPNW Newbie.

On Saturday 8th October I joined 400 others in Manchester at the Mercure Manchester Picadilly Hotel for PHPNW’s 4th annual conference. For me, it was my first PHPNW conference and I decided to write a blog post of my experience of PHPNW11 from the perspective of a non-technical marketing student. My exposure to PHPNW11 started

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Magma Digital Hits New Milestone

As always change is a constant and here at Magma Digital, this rings true as ever. After the upheaval of an office move earlier in the year, Magma have now reached the milestone of having ten employees and we couldn’t be happier!   September has seen Magma Digital welcome Heather Taylor to the team as

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What’s Magma Digital got to do with Two Black Labs and an NHS Programme Director?

At the end of summer 2011, we saw more additions to the Magma team. Directing business development, Priscilla Coates has now joined us bringing with her a wealth of experience from over a decade of experience in the NHS and Public Sector. Priscilla’s forte comes in the form of: PRINCE2 project management, business process management,

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Magma Digital Just Loves Getting Stuck In

Well, it’s that time of year again where PHPNW is creating a great deal of buzz among the Web Developer Community as its conference approaches. For all of you that are asking the question “What is PHPNW?” then let us begin with the basics. PHPNW is an annual conference held in Manchester which targets; Developers,

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Does Success look Lean?

Does organisational success depend on how well you: design, implement and improve processes? A process can be defined as an activity or a series of activities which change an input into an output and business process improvement can therefore be described as, applying an approach that improves the way you carry out your processes. Becoming

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Phing presentation at PHPNW

Last week I gave an hour long presentation at the PHPNW user group in Manchester about ‘Phing‘ the PHP project build system. Here at Magma Digital, we use Phing as part of our Continuous Integration (CI) set up. Phing is the glue that holds the PHP analysis tools we use together for the Jenkins CI

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Celebrating 12 years in business

This week has seen the twelfth anniversary of the company, yes we started back in 1999. Happy Birthday Magma! The internet was quite different back then, the technologies were in their infancy, HTML used ‘font’ tags, stylesheets (CSS) hadn’t arrived and rich multimedia sites were a pipe dream. Our language of choice all these years,

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Growth and development

We’ve had a quite a few great changes here at Magma Digital in the last couple of months. January saw us go through the upheaval of an office move, we’re now based in the heart of the Preston business community in a beautiful part of the city, Winckley Square. We needed the move in order

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