Tag: professionalism

You aren’t getting any better

[…] we spend an inordinate amount of time in after-hours experimentation, blogging and productivity optimisation, with the unspoken assumption that the weight of this combined experience will necessarily and always lead to a sustained, continuous improvement in knowledge and chops. But it won’t. I’ve spoken a number of times about how I’ve got this constant […]

Posted: March 05, 2013

The secret to hiring a designer

This is nice advice for startups, and something I’d hope (y)our future clients take into consideration. Many times when you want creative work done but aren’t capable or willing to do it yourself, you’ve already got a bias about how you want it to look. You’re biased either by arbitrary personal preference, your competitors, or […]

Posted: January 28, 2013

Slow down and inject value into your client projects

Without waking the ‘Project Based vs. Hourly Billing` beast I’ll put it out there that we are project based for many reasons, the bulk of which reflect this bit from the article: I do believe that if we hold to some core foundations, project pricing can be quite successful. But if you abandon a focused process, […]

Posted: January 28, 2013

Can markup and CSS be backwards compatible?

This is a great synopsis that while directed at/inspired by WordPress spans far beyond that project into anything open source that’s built with CSS. Backwards compatibility is an interesting problem. So many people argue to not worry about it, that it does nothing but encourage people to not upgrade and it adds code bloat. I […]

Posted: January 24, 2013

Five Ways To Write Better Code | BrandonSavage.net

One of the best thing about being a developer is that you’re never ‘done’ training. Even if you’re writing in a language that hasn’t been updated in a decade you can still improve the way you utilize it. When I was first starting out in development, I thought that writing code was pretty easy. It […]

Posted: January 17, 2013

The Process Myth

You’ve heard the groans and you’ve seen the rolling eyeballs and made the fair assumption that engineers are genetically predisposed to hate process. It’s an incorrect assumption that doesn’t add up. Engineers are creatures who appreciate structure, order and predictability, and the goal of a healthy process is to define structure so order is maintained […]

Posted: January 16, 2013

Plan for it to take 2+ years

Overnight success is a misnomer for many companies in our industry. If we take a few minutes to look into them, however, we see that what looked to be a single night is really upwards of a decade. If there was really a method to quick success, we’d all have done it by now and […]

Posted: January 15, 2013

Preparing For A Front-End Job Interview

Moving on from your current job or stepping out into the real world once you’ve completed your studies can be daunting. Taking time to do a little preparation goes a long long way. If you come across the perfect job, you will need to portray yourself in the best possible light to show that you […]

Posted: January 11, 2013

Dealing with IE

Internet Explorer is still a topic of conversation amongst professionals, and I truly still believe it’s appropriate. It’s too easy to just huff and puff at the problems we’ve got to deal with concerning IE, but at the end of the day the stuff we’re working on is seen and used by people. I try […]

Posted: January 11, 2013

The Invasion of the Lightweights

I really like this post. I fully admit that I once scoffed at the idea of using WordPress as an application platform, but if I’m honest with myself it’s exactly the tool I’d use for the job should I want to build something out tomorrow. The fact of the matter is I’m simply not as […]

Posted: January 11, 2013