I’ve heard some talk, some rumblings in the techie community, a bit of condescension thrown about like guests throwing confetti at a wedding: The iPad can’t do this. The iPad can’t do that.
If you are one of those people who enjoy running the command line, wearing t-shirts that promote the merits of binary code AND enjoy tearing down the iPad, remember this: the iPad is not for you! read more »
What’s the most boring page on a website? Let’s assume that it’s a decent website with decent content. The prime candidate for the most boring page on most websites has to be the infamous 404 page, that is, the Page Not Found page. This page, when delivered by the server, is about as boring as Uncle Erwin’s description of his latest colonoscopy. It usually reads something like this: read more »
Some months back I wrote about extracting myself from IE 6. Basically, I decided I wouldn’t support it unless a client asked for support or we deemed it necessary for their situation. I make this very clear to my clients before I begin building their sites. Most of them agree. Don’t worry about it, they say. How old is it? Geeezzzz! read more »
What’s the deal anyway? My business is pushing 4 years old and that doesn’t include the year or so where I was trying find a job and no one was interested in some old guy (in internet years) who had just finished school.
I remember this one interview I went to. This guy was really old in internet years, maybe 30, and he was considering hiring me to create cookie-cutter websites so he could make millions getting people to click on Google ads. He was going to pay me something like 12 bucks an hour, but the catch was I was going to have Monday and Tuesdays off and have to work Saturday and Sunday. read more »
I’ve been web programming for about 4 years now. Primarily I’m a PHP programmer (self-taught) with some Javasript thrown in here and there and Actionscript only when I absolutely have to. Programming is a strange animal. I tell my wife often that I really love my job, because I do, but to listen to me sitting at my computer on some days I’m sure an outsider would think that this is only something I do because I have to. The frustration comes regularly, though not as often as when I first started programming, but it does still come. I sometimes feel like my real job is fixing two kinds of problems: ones that others create and ones that I create. read more »
Bye IE 6 — may we never meet again
Remember the boyfriend or girlfriend that you had who became more of burden to spend time with than a pleasure? Maybe it happened subtly, maybe you realized it in a fit of clarity staring out at the stars or into a bowl of cereal, but finally you knew without question that it was time to get out, to escape, to flee quickly and not to look back. Remember the feeling? Ahhhh . . . relief, as I recall, like a dozen bags of concrete suddenly fell off your shoulders and you were free. read more »
I’ve been installing WordPress on a number of sites in the last couple of months. I am so impressed with how WordPress is set up. The admin area is very intuitive. Themes are very easy to set up, install and create. I’ve also found it very easy to take the existing design of a site and incorporate into WordPress for a blog (my site being one of them). read more »