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03/20/14

The Problem With Novel User Interfaces

Perusing the website of a User Experience Coach, I found a case study with this example mock-up for a search interface: The user swipes a list of items to the left or to the right to include or exclude them from a list. Because the UI is novel (i.e. confusing),...

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03/14/14

ActiveAdmin is the New Spreadsheet

If your company is anything like Gaslight, it’s pretty common to have a bunch of spreadsheets in Dropbox or Google Drive to keep track of random operational details. We have had spreadsheets tracking time off requests, birthdays, G-Days (employment anniversaries), blog writing schedules, and contact information for team members. Spreadsheets...

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03/13/14

Gaslight Podcast: Software Patents

Your browser does not support the audio element. In this episode I talked with Eric Bitzegaio, former digital patent attorney and current developer, to discuss software patents. Subscribe with RSS Subscribe with iTunes

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02/27/14

Gaslight Podcast: Teaching Ruby on Rails

Your browser does not support the audio element. In this episode I sit down with Kevin and Michael to talk about why developers are treated like children, teaching Ruby on Rails, and obsessive problem solving. Subscribe with RSS Subscribe with iTunes

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02/25/14

Why I Became A Developer (After Studying Design)

Four years ago I began my journey to become a Graphic Designer. DAAP had just merged the Graphic and Digital design majors into one super-major, titled “Graphics Communication Design”, and I would be a member of the first graduating class to bear that title. I thought this would be a...

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02/20/14

Roll Your Own HTML5 Web Components with Vanilla JS

I did a talk at CodeMash I entitled “The past, present, and future of web components”. This article is about the future. The W3C web components specs are the bright and shiny future of web development. The code example I’ll be presenting is so (currently) impractical that you can’t even...

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