An archive of blog posts from 2016

Dec 27

7 Of The Most Important Web Design Trends Of 2017

Chat bots, micro-interactions, big, bold font and content-focused designs will be some of the most important web design trends of 2017.

So many exciting things design-wise happened in 2016. Video content and mobile-optimised websites came to the fore. Sites getting stretched out into long pages which encouraged lots of scrolling,...

Dec 27

3 Surefire Ways To Help You Keep Your Ny Resolution

New Years Resolutions aren’t that bad

Dec 19

What Is Flow And How Itll Maximise Your Productivity

Did you know there is a science behind ‘getting in the zone’? Here are 5 ways to make the most out of your productivity!

Have you ever been working and felt as though the rest of the world had melted away? That instead of it feeling tedious and boring, work...

Dec 15

10 Css Tips That Everyone Should Know

CSS (aka cascading stylesheets) is what controls the visual aspects of the web.

While parts of CSS can be tricky (we’re looking at you positioning!), the basics are pretty easy to understand. The basic css structure looks like this:

selector { property: value; }

Where we select the elements that...

Nov 27

5 Tips For Landing Your First Paid Web Development Job

Want to land your first job as a web developer? Read these 5 tips on getting a great first gig! One of the most common questions we get asked from students about web development is, “but how do I make money off of it?”

There’s always a perceived chasm from...

Nov 18

The Digital Nomads Toolbox

These are our most essential tools to have by your side a digital nomad

Why save up and wait for that big post-retirement trip, when you can do it all now? This idea drives the modern day digital nomad.

Oct 25

The 5 Most Common Misconceptions About Learning To Code

I recently started working for a start-up called The Institute of Code (IOC). We run 10 day bootcamps teaching front end web-development. Each session, up to 15 motivated and diverse students head to beautiful villas in amazing tropical locations around the world to learn to web development skills - pretty...

Aug 24

How Learning To Code Can Help You Grow Your Business

When I first launched my business, the Media Institute, I pretty much had the web skills of a monkey. In fact a monkey probably had better web skills than me; my skills didn’t exist whatsoever. As a former journalist I’ve always been good with words, that’s my thing. Tech skills,...

Jul 22

Want A Career In Graphic Design Heres Why You Need To Learn To Code

With so many graphic designers now working on digital products, understanding the digital media that has become the canvas is now essential.

Agencies and recruiters actively seek out graphic designers who can code, leading Monkia Nakamine of The Creative Group to assert that “if you are a designer with coding...

Jul 15

Why Ive Hung Up My Surfboard For 10 Days To Sit In A Classroom Learning To Code

There are certain skills that are essential for running your own business - like having proper emotional intelligence to work well with clients, understanding marketing, and a basic understanding of how to code…

Chantell is an author, marketing/advertising consultant and entrepreneur and attended our June 10 course to help take...

Jul 09

Why I Decided To Learn To Code In Bali With Institute Of Code

Flashback to a year ago and you probably couldn’t pay me to learn to code. The task seemed overwhelming, impossible to tackle and frankly boring – especially when I envisioned my options: trying to go it alone with online courses or Youtube tutorials or signing up for a physical course...

Jul 08

Haley Unscripted The Institute Of Code

“Lifelong learning is extremely important to me. Attending The Institute of Code is a brilliant way of up-skilling while also being on holiday and enjoying every second.”

Haley is one of our past students who trekked all the way from United States to Bali to join us on our front-end...

Jul 01

6 Fears Keeping You From Starting Your Own Business

It’s completely normal, if not rational, to have tremendous doubts about investing time, money and energy into launching your own business.

In fact, it can be one of the most nerve racking things you’ll ever do in your life, but it also might be one of the most rewarding. Being...