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The blog is the vessel for our thoughts. Anything too long for Twitter or Facebook. Our thoughts on design, development or just an announcement. Anyways, here are our latest thoughts!

Latest blog posts

WordCamp Europe in Paris

Karin Christen,

The yearly WordCamp Europe is always set a year in advance in our calendar. As a remote team, we use this opportunity to catch up with each other by combining the conference with a company retreat. That’s why we extended the conference weekend into a full week of co-working in Paris. Paris I Paris II […]

Work Week & WordCamp Bilbao

Stefan Velthuys,

Dominik, Karin, Pascal and Velthy spent a week in Bilbao to get some work done and to attend the local WordCamp on the weekend. Pascal and Dominik both talked about the fields of internationalization (i18n) and localization (l10n). In an area where people speak both Spanish and Basque, that was a pretty suitable topic. Our apartments […]

Dominik Schilling joined required

Stefan Pasch,

It’s with great pleasure that we announce WordPress core developer and former release lead of 4.6, Dominik Schilling joined our German branch as a full-time WordPress developer. We invited him to stay with us for WordCamp Europe 2016 in Vienna and he began his trial period later in 2016 after shipping WordPress 4.6 on time. According […]

On Internationalization and Localization

Pascal Birchler,

Internationalization and localization are two important parts of software development and design. Unfortunately, it’s an area that’s often neglected or not fully understood. This article gives an introduction into the fields of I18N and L10N along with many examples and useful resources.

A quick recap on 2016

Stefan Velthuys,

Let’s take a moment to look back at a successful 2016. We had the pleasure to build amazing projects for amazing clients in our 4th year as required. People Projects WordCamps Sponsoring Retreat & Pictures Fun Facts Remote for the win Looking Forward In the last 3 years we built a special page for our […]

Ulrich Pogson joined our team as WordPress developer

Silvan Hagen,

I’m thrilled to announce that Ulrich Pogson has joined required as a part-time WordPress developer back in August 2016. We met in person as co-organisers for WordCamp Switzerland and invited Ulrich for a trial with us after we got to know him better. Besides developing outstanding solutions on large client projects with us, Ulrich runs […]

The journey of Freshjobs

Karin Christen,

  Some people in our industry are writing long and detailed business plans before they start with an idea or a product. Others just build stuff in order to do what they love to do. I never planned to be self-employed or even run my own company. It just happened somehow by doing what I love. I’d like […]

A brief history on required and why the + is gone

Stefan Velthuys,

Although we are still very young – we founded our company in the beginning of 2013 – our history started way before the name required emerged.

A focus week got us our new (WordPress) website

Stefan Velthuys,

This post was written in WordPress. That shouldn’t come as a surprise, since we are a WordPress agency. But for the last couple of years, this website was rarely updated and there was a good reason for that.