Ah, Ruby on Rails. The champion of the startup hustle, and the side project. That in essence describes a lot of why I think people enjoy the community as a whole, because they all appreciate those two facts. It surely has done a lot for the startup world, and for developer...
Our lives, particularly within the urban environment, are governed by light; half natural, half artificial. Light is enticing; promising excitement, safety, community. Light is also the most basic medium for all visual artists, the waves without which we couldn’t...
Issues of cross-browser compatibility, screen resolution and inconsistent HTML and CSS code are things of the past in mobile development. Developers who are still grappling with these issues are far behind the times and need to learn a few new tricks. Mobile developers...
Doing business in the age of social media and online communities is not the same as it was some 20 plus years ago. It’s not enough to just have a great product or good customer service, you need great customer service and this could mean going back to the old ways. Today I’m...
…now it looks as if it’s here to stay. Having been introduced as part of the Windows 8 operating system launch last month, Internet Explorer 10 has just been released for Windows 7. Rapid uptake is expected; IE9 is a very good browser, its popularity halted...
Clients are an important part of any business. But when it comes to web design, clients are everything! Whether it is an individually run enterprise or an establishment owned by several stakeholders; acquiring new clients and retaining old ones is an essential...
Nothing is more important than readability when it comes to the text on your website. Absolutely nothing. If you can’t read the words, then what good are you doing? Who is getting your message? Just as important as the words themselves is the design of the text –...
Born in London, England in the early 1950s, Alan Meeks began his career as a trainee artist, typographer and typeface designer in 1970. He joined Letraset as senior designer and studio manager in 1975, where he was responsible for artistic output, including 40 of...
Building stuff for the web is fun. Want to know what isn’t? Waiting on a client to give you content so that you can launch their bloody website. Before I founded my startup, I worked as a freelancer and built websites for all kinds of clients. I often found that my entire process...
If you run your website on WordPress, chances are you use at least a handful of plugins. That’s what’s so great about a CMS like WP: rather than some huge bloated system with every feature under the sun, the use of plugins lets you add just the functionality...
It will come as no surprise to anyone, that slow buffering of a video is highly likely to see viewers give up, and go and do something less boring instead. Think about all the hours you’ve wasted staring at a progress bar. A few seconds here, a few seconds there,...
It seems that everyone is on the logo change bandwagon. Why are so many companies choosing now to change logos that are no older than their teenage customers? Take the CBS (a major U.S. commercial broadcasting television network) “eye” logo, that has remained unchanged...