Category: Opinion

Improving Your Process: Contracts, Proposals, Scopes of Work, and Complacency

At Iron to Iron we’re always trying to keep on top of ourselves when it comes to our process. The latest focus has been on our contract and the process we’ve got behind the generation of that documents and what leads up to it. We changed a lot, and for me it was a great reminder about the danger of complacency.

Posted: April 30, 2012

Open Sourcers Drop Software Religion for Common Sense

Open Sourcers Drop Software Religion for Common Sense | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com. If you work with open source software at all, it’s really important to understand both the license of both the software you’re using in addition to the license of the software you’re writing. These details often go overlooked under the umbrella thought […]

Posted: March 14, 2012

Using OmniFocus and Project Management Software to Get Things Done on a Team

I love organization, productivity, and process. I like using systems to help maintain that equilibrium as well, but there’s this one nagging issue that’s bothered me for some time and it revolves around the difference between personal and “public” tasks.

Posted: March 05, 2012

Google offers $1 million reward to hackers who exploit Chrome

Google offers $1 million reward to hackers who exploit Chrome. It’s just occurring to me now that contests like these are just like the design contests that consistently get lambasted each and every time they crop up. I likely don’t hear any recoil about these browser security contests because I’m not in that community, but […]

Posted: February 28, 2012

TextMate-like ⌘T & ⇧⌘T in Chrome Dev Tools & Other New Features

Web Dev .NET: TextMate-like ⌘T & ⇧⌘T in Chrome Dev Tools & Other New Features. Chrome has been my primary browser since a few months after it’s debut. I’m a sucker for WebKit and the thing just flies. Elijah Manor took some time to outline some of the bleeding edge changes coming to the Web […]

Posted: February 27, 2012

Do Things, Tell People.

Do Things, Tell People.. I really like this piece. We’ll always be distracted by big dollar signs, productivity, optimization, and all the other things we think will make us more “successful”. Sometimes though, we need to just build whatever the heck we want, get involved in community and talk about it. That’s where a lot […]

Posted: February 23, 2012

The iPhone monoculture

The iPhone monoculture – QuirksBlog. I’m still gathering my thoughts on this prefix situation as I hadn’t realized the powder keg this turned out to be. I do see a lack of testing on various mobile devices and browsers, I’m doing it myself. A big reason for that, though, is that clients are specifically asking […]

Posted: February 21, 2012

Notifications are evil

Information Diet | Notifications are evil. Well said. I’ve fallen victim to this as well. I’m no popularity king and even my notifications are out of hand. I’m not sure I get one every six minutes, but every time I see or hear a notification pop up I’m instantly distracted. Currently I’ve got notifications going […]

Posted: February 21, 2012

Front-end Job Interview Questions

Front-end Job Interview Questions. I like posts like this not because I plan on putting myself in a position of hiring people any time soon, but to keep myself in check. This is a good list to sift through and see which areas of yours are weak. Make a conscious effort to tackle those issues […]

Posted: February 20, 2012

Scope CSS classes with prefixes

Scope CSS classes with prefixes · Deep Thoughts by Mark Otto. This is a short, sweet, and fantastic article on writing modern, lean, effective CSS. I’ve been thinking a lot about writing better CSS lately, and adopting a system like this has helped exponentially. Programmers are said to be lazy, front end developers should be […]

Posted: February 20, 2012