The Bright Side Blog: Project News and Events

Browse through our blog! Get the latest news about activities, developments and projects on behalf of our customers, as well as updates about the BSL team and events.

Our blog pages reflect our passion for software development. Our skills. Our Agile approach. Our commitment to deliver on-time, and on-budget. We demonstrate our passion time after time, as our project portfolio shows. Our blog tells you what interests us, and our clients. How our engineers and designers work closely with clients - large and small - to deliver reliable, innovative custom solutions. Learn how we create responsive web sites, and great mobile apps for iOS and Android. Whatever the challenge, our passion for software can help you to achieve your business goals. So get in touch, and find out just how the Bright Side of Life can help with your next development project.




Is page speed and responsive design important?

Is page speed and responsive design important?

Just how important is page speed and responsive design to how Google ranks your site? The short answer is… very important. Our blog explains more, and tells you about a recent project we carried out to improve a site’s ranking. (more…)

Our Drupal website developers create recruitment site

Our Drupal website developers create recruitment site

Recruiting good technical personnel is a challenge right now. Good developers, designers, consultants and account managers are scarce. An innovative solution is required – which is why a fast-growing international software company has turned to our Drupal website developers for help. We are creating a dedicated recruitment website on their behalf… (more…)

Rotunda software update – our digital showcase

Rotunda software update – our digital showcase

We’ve been working on a Rotunda software update. Distributed by NBD Biblion, Rotunda is a so-called ‘digital showcase’, used in libraries and bookshops throughout the Netherlands to promote new and interesting titles. We designed the software to run on small Windows computers, linked to touchscreens. Recent technological developments make it a good time for BSL to completely renew the software. Find out more in this blog! (more…)

Literatuurplein 3.0 – keeping up with trends

Literatuurplein 3.0 – keeping up with trends

In March, our designers started work on the Literatuurplein 3.0 project. The third re-styling of the popular Dutch literature website, designed and developed by BSL. In this blog, we’ll tell you something about Literatuurplein 1.0 and 2.0. Also about why it’s time for a new housestyle, and lastly how we’ve approached the project. (more…)

Winning with a Scrum approach to software development

Winning with a Scrum approach to software development

You’ve no doubt come across references to ‘Scrum-based’ software development.  But just what is a ‘Scrum approach’? Our blog helps explain how the Scrum approach to project management works. How we use this approach every day at BSL, and how our clients benefit as a result. (more…)

BSL Up & Running after a fire in the ShowOffice Breukelen

BSL Up & Running after a fire in the ShowOffice Breukelen

One week ago, we experienced one of the worst things that can happen to a company  – a fire broke out in the ShowOffice Breukelen where BSL is located. Thankfully no-one was hurt, but the impact for BSL has been considerable – our offices were left unusable. Our first goal was to get servers/services up and running for our customers as quickly as possible. Our calamity plan worked, so we succeeded! (more…)

BSL recruits new personnel with a video: A day at BSL!

BSL recruits new personnel with a video: A day at BSL!

The jobs market is picking up again in 2017, a change that hasn’t gone unnoticed at BSL. We’ve spotted a number of other trends that directly impact recruitment within companies. One of these is the use  of video resumés, replacing traditional CV’s. As we have some open job vacancies – and think this is an original way of attracting new colleagues – we decided to make our own video. Our very own: A day at BSL! (more…)

Which open source CMS is best for your company?

Which open source CMS is best for your company?

Do you want to create a new website, but don’t know which open source CMS to use? Just what are the benefits of an open source CMS, and which would be best for you?  Our experts do their best to answer these questions, and discuss some of the differences between Drupal and WordPress. We can also help you with your next website. We’re offering all new clients a 15% discount until 31 March 2017! (more…)

Looking back: a year full of successful BSL projects

Looking back: a year full of successful BSL projects

We’d like to look back at an inspirational and successful 2016 full of exciting projects, such as the redesign of our BoekWijzer app and a mobile version of Pulse. How have the last 12 months been for you –  also successful ones we hope? As a way of showing our appreciation to our customers, we’ve chosen in recent years to make a donation to a deserving charity during the festive season. (more…)

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