Cogblog:

The official Cogworks blog. A place for news, thoughts and insights on strategy, design and build.

  • How our Umbraco Health Check works
    Build

    How our Umbraco Health Check works

    Think your Umbraco site should be running more efficiently? Maybe it’s time for an Umbraco health check.

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  • Working with an Agile Driven Agency
    Strategy

    Working with an Agile Driven Agency

    What to expect from working with Certified Scrum Professionals and Certified Scrum Product Owners

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  • Updating Cogworks Umbraco Find and Replace: V7 to V8
    Build

    Updating Cogworks Umbraco Find and Replace: V7 to V8

    I Initially thought it would not be too hard a task, unfortunately I was wrong...

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  • Introducing Nuxt.js: Why We Love This Framework
    Build

    Introducing Nuxt.js: Why We Love This Framework

    Wojciech and the front-end development team share their experience of using Nuxt.js in a recent web project and share some handy tips they found along the way.

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  • What it Means to be an Umbraco Gold Partner
    News

    What it Means to be an Umbraco Gold Partner

    Check out our contributions to the Umbraco project and find out what it means to be one of the original Gold Partners.

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  • How to Setup a Private NuGet Feed in Azure DevOps Pipelines
    DevOps

    How to Setup a Private NuGet Feed in Azure DevOps Pipelines

    Developer, Greg shares his 4-step process on how to set-up a private NuGet feed in Azure Devops Pipelines

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  • Avoiding Inherited Project Horrors
    Build

    Avoiding Inherited Project Horrors

    Ever taken on a project from someone else and uncovered some unwanted skeletons in the closet along the way? We share our top tips on avoiding this nightmare!

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  • 7 Tips for More Effective Code Reviews
    Build

    7 Tips for More Effective Code Reviews

    Developer, Marcin, reveals his top tips for effective code reviews and explains how you can apply them to your working environment

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  • The Importance of Modern Web Performance Testing: Part 1
    Build

    The Importance of Modern Web Performance Testing: Part 1

    Cogworks CTO, Marcin explains why performance testing is so important in a project and how we can apply best practice.

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  • 5 Inspiring Companies That Use Digital Solutions to Save the Planet
    News

    5 Inspiring Companies That Use Digital Solutions to Save the Planet

    It's #EarthDay2020 today. We’re celebrating with a round-up of brilliant, environmentally conscious work being carried out in digital right now!

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  • Umbraco VS Wordpress: Which is the winning camp?
    Build

    Umbraco VS Wordpress: Which is the winning camp?

    They are both easy to use CMSs, they are both Open Source and are both used by millions of people and businesses across the globe. So, which one is the best – pound for pound?

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  • Top 6 Apps and Tools for Productive Remote Working
    Strategy

    Top 6 Apps and Tools for Productive Remote Working

    Cogworks team share their top 6 apps and tools for distributed teams and home working.

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  • How We Overcame Multilingual Struggles in Umbraco v8
    Build

    How We Overcame Multilingual Struggles in Umbraco v8

    Umbraco v8 introduced a new way of managing multilingual content and at first glance everything looked great...but the devil was in the details.

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  • 6 Reasons Why Your Business Should Migrate to The Cloud
    Strategy

    6 Reasons Why Your Business Should Migrate to The Cloud

    Cogworks CEO & co-founder Adam explains the business benefits of migrating to cloud hosting.

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  • Process Mapping & I, a love story
    Strategy

    Process Mapping & I, a love story

    This is a short story about how I became enamoured with translating almost every aspect of my job into a ‘structured series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end’.

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  • Umbraco Festival Design Evolution
    Design

    Umbraco Festival Design Evolution

    We delve into the depths of our design archives to revisit the Umbraco UK Fest designs over the past 7 years.

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  • UX Design Through Creative Sprints
    Design

    UX Design Through Creative Sprints

    The point of UX design is its dedication to listening to other people.

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  • Embarrassing Content
    Strategy

    Embarrassing Content

    Don’t worry, we’ve seen it all before…

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  • Azure Resource Naming Tips
    Build

    Azure Resource Naming Tips

    HowToEnsure-your-azure-portal-resourcesareWELLNAMED

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  • Codegarden 2018 Roundup
    News

    Codegarden 2018 Roundup

    Super Tak, Super Skål and everything in between

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  • Showcase: Storm's Social Reach Feature
    Build

    Showcase: Storm's Social Reach Feature

    As #LFW fills up our social media feeds, we’re taking a look at our most fashionable project yet.

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  • Time for an Umbraco Upgrade?
    Build

    Time for an Umbraco Upgrade?

    Cogworks’ give you the lowdown on why you should be updating your installation of Umbraco.

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  • Introducing the Meganav Package
    Build

    Introducing the Meganav Package

    A flexible, draggable link picker for constructing site navigation menus in Umbraco 7

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  • Top 3 Reasons to Involve Your Content Team Early
    Strategy

    Top 3 Reasons to Involve Your Content Team Early

    Here's why you should get your content team involved early on in a project.

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  • One Media Indexer to Rule Them All
    Build

    One Media Indexer to Rule Them All

    A reboot of the CogUmbracoExamineMediaIndexer package.

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  • Running Agile Retrospectives
    Strategy

    Running Agile Retrospectives

    Cogworks favourite Scrum meeting - the retrospective.

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  • Umbraco, CMS of Choice for Content Editors
    Strategy

    Umbraco, CMS of Choice for Content Editors

    The best content editing features in the Umbraco CMS.

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  • Five Umbraco Sites Making the World a Better Place
    Strategy

    Five Umbraco Sites Making the World a Better Place

    Take a look at Umbraco users who are making a real difference with the World's friendliest CMS.

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  • Find and Replace Package
    Build

    Find and Replace Package

    How we created the Find and Replace Umbraco Package.

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  • How Umbraco Changed My Life
    Build

    How Umbraco Changed My Life

    Have you ever stopped to imagine the way the software we use could change a life?

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  • Using TeamCity for continuous integration with NodeJS and Grunt
    Build

    Using TeamCity for continuous integration with NodeJS and Grunt

    Warren Buckley documented what we currently use for out front end build processes and takes us through how to install all those crazy tools!

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