April 16, 2014
UX Developers Aren't a Thing

thehipperelement:

UX is not made of code. Developers work with code. So what does a UX Developer do?


I just want to call your attention to a problem that seems to be growing instead of dying the horrible death it deserves:

Job ads for “UX Developers”.

For the record: developers are great, smart, valuable…

April 10, 2014
mizzou:

The trees around Jesse are in bloom!

mizzou:

The trees around Jesse are in bloom!

April 8, 2014

Lots and lots of different projects today.  

A couple of legacy site fixes, using advanced custom fields to create custom sidebars and another email properly formatted.  

April 7, 2014
Believe it or not, more difficult than it appears.  
First - and I’m embarrassed to admit this - I’ve never sliced anything with photoshop until today.  So I learned a ton about novice level photoshopping.  
Second, once sliced and “saved to web”, one of the other developers made a script that can make all of the nested TRs and TDs that emails require.  If you’re catching this late, emails are the worst, at least from the html side. Unlike browsers, email clients strip nearly everything, and so the techniques used to make them are ancient by web standards.  
Once it was actually built out properly and tested on emailonacid, then had to add in Campaign Monitor tags —- which allows the email to become a template in CM —- and then for approval. 
Even simple things like an email template take time to do well.  

Believe it or not, more difficult than it appears.  

First - and I’m embarrassed to admit this - I’ve never sliced anything with photoshop until today.  So I learned a ton about novice level photoshopping.  

Second, once sliced and “saved to web”, one of the other developers made a script that can make all of the nested TRs and TDs that emails require.  If you’re catching this late, emails are the worst, at least from the html side. Unlike browsers, email clients strip nearly everything, and so the techniques used to make them are ancient by web standards.  

Once it was actually built out properly and tested on emailonacid, then had to add in Campaign Monitor tags —- which allows the email to become a template in CM —- and then for approval. 

Even simple things like an email template take time to do well.  

April 4, 2014
jQuery slider for a client site. Full Disclosure - I didn’t build it.  Some other developer did, but what I did do on it was to
Add and style the labels for each bar 
Add Style and Position the element that contains the cost figures
Add jQuery code to dynamically insert the cost figures and format the numbers correctly.  
I did a few other cool things today too, and I really like the new office.  
I’m going to try to take a screen cap of something/everything I do daily.  

jQuery slider for a client site. Full Disclosure - I didn’t build it.  Some other developer did, but what I did do on it was to

  1. Add and style the labels for each bar 
  2. Add Style and Position the element that contains the cost figures
  3. Add jQuery code to dynamically insert the cost figures and format the numbers correctly.  

I did a few other cool things today too, and I really like the new office.  

I’m going to try to take a screen cap of something/everything I do daily.  

April 2, 2014

(Source: rootsnbluesfestival)

April 2, 2014
5 Things I Learned About Networking

wesleyhoffman:

If you know me, you probably know something about the “turning point” I went through about a year ago. If you don’t know me, let me tell you in one sentence what happened:

I got fired, and it was the best thing that ever happened to me.

Regardless of all of this, after I was let go from this…

February 22, 2014
"Between the wolf in the tall grass and the wolf in the tall story there is a shimmering go-between. That go-between, that prism, is the art of literature."

Nabokov on the secret of great storytelling. (via explore-blog)

February 15, 2014

bartleting:

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!

(Source: capotes, via schwuw)

February 4, 2014
explore-blog:

After William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, Ian Doescher returns with the equally entertaining William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back – the best thing since that vintage Muppets Star Wars parody. 

explore-blog:

After William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, Ian Doescher returns with the equally entertaining William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Backthe best thing since that vintage Muppets Star Wars parody

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