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Interface Design Skills for Coders (and vice-versa)

Like a technical peanut butter cup – two great skill sets that go great together. What really happens when artists and coders mash things up? Intuitive Interactions: Are application developers adept at effective design? I think, as a group, no – witness all of the effort put forth to wrap “user friendly screens” in front […]

Hands-On Project: Offsite Strategy

When I talk about having an “offsite strategy” meeting, I’m looking to get out of the office and have some good, “strategic” conversation over a cup of coffee or a beer. Back when I worked for a software development company, we did our best design work at a hot dog stand in Des Plaines, IL; […]

Frustrating Paradox: Simple and Difficult

I think this is one of those fundamental concepts that, once it is pointed out to me, become self-evident and obvious (ie. why didn’t I think of that). I’m curious if other people agree … When something is simple to describe, it is difficult to create. When something is difficult to describe, it is simple […]

New blog editing tool, and some notes on measuring traffic

Saw an interesting post on Fun & Profit on a new tool and service called Zoundry. I don’t do this blog stuff for the big bucks, so I’m not necessarily going to sign up for the referral service … but I perceived an opportunity to address a couple of minor wish list items for my […]

Moving to Eclipse 2 – Working out the basic process

Installation was all well and good, but now I need to make a few minor changes to the site, so let’s go through the process. I get the weirdest, boringest links in my Adsense area lately, so I’m going to experiment with positioning by include script. Nothing too stunning technically, but since I use Blogger […]

Moving to Eclipse I – Magic Bullet?

Seeking Development Convergence … Over the past few weeks, I’ve almost written an entry about juggling multiple development tools for work and home projects – CSS editor, HTML editor, web site code generation tool, remote terminal sessions to web server, and two or three browser windows, wildly flipping between them all to get even the […]