Nephila Christmas tree

Let's make an analysis

For Nephila, the year 2014 has been quite a “revolution” in terms of growth and development of the company. We defined our path by taking new decisions and consolidating the ones we made in the past. The year has been significant in expanding our horizons in various directions.

Web users psychology

User psychology: how do people approach Search engines?

This post focuses on someone who has been forgotten for too long in the internet logic:the user. If you want to grow your business you have to look carefully on SEO evolution and users behaviour. Ask yourself: how long are people willing to search for something online before giving up? Do they just scroll through the first Google results or do they perform another internet search if not satisfied? Do keywords play an important role in queries formulation process?

Light tracks

Measuring frontend performance

Every time I write a new feature which involves javscript or massive css code, I need to check how much that piece of code impacts performances. 

While I was searching for a tool which could retrieve some information about page load timings, I found the great phantomas. This tools is able to collect a huge amount of data regarding a specific URL. Bingo!

Library

What is a web framework

The main concept which comes to the light is that a framework is aconsolidated structure, built upon set of rules and features. Commonly, when we use this word, we refer to a structured set of concepts, practices and criteria which can be adopted to solve recurring problems.

Django Beer Florence

Djangobeer in Florence

The first Djangobeer event was initiated in Florence on 2013, 4th July, at Beer House Club, a pub in Tintori Street. Djangobeer is a one-night event, a new concept where we mixed business with pleasure. Our goal was to connect the open source software followers who are also craft beer tasting enthusiasts.

Django weekend Nephila

Nephila at Django Weekend

Though we are an Italian open source-based software company, and we love our country, we are starting moving to UK. We work with Django and django CMS basically, so attending and sponsoring Djangoweekend, the UK Django conference which will be held in Cardiff from the 7th to the 9th February, 2014,  is the occasion to introduce ourselves to the British open source community, and to develop a new network of contacts.