- Wed, 08/20/2008 - 17:50 — Mark
Most web developers don't have any design background, but nevertheless they are forced from time to time to make design decisions on the projects they work on.
No matter how thorough the designer you work with is, eventually you will have a list, a form, or a dialogue box that doesn't warrant a pesky e-mail to the designer.
- Fri, 07/18/2008 - 13:58 — Mark
One of my favorite moments from the Fifth Element is when Bruce Willis kisses the sleeping Milla Jovovich and ends up with a gun pointed at his head. The stream of words coming out of her mouth translate to "not without my permission".
So what the heck does this have to do with making websites one might ask? Well as it so happens keeping Milla Jovovich happy is the same as keeping your users happy.
- Tue, 07/08/2008 - 00:46 — Mark
If you do not have a computer programming background you may not be aware of the magic that is Subversion.
When I write code, I make changes with reckless abandon, never worrying about breaking my existing work. Subversion allows me to behave recklessly by providing a nice safety net. I know that not only can I pull up the most recent version of my file, but many previous versions as well if need be.
This allows me to take risks, and solve problems in ways that I wouldn't normally try if I was being timid.
- Mon, 05/26/2008 - 14:45 — Mark
I have been making websites for about 15 years, and most have that time has been spent behind a Apple of some type or another.
Over the past two years I have worked as full time web developer, and been on an XP or (shudders) Vista machine.
The question is: which platform is best for building and designing websites?
- Tue, 04/01/2008 - 20:27 — Mark
At one time Firefox was just about the only choice when it came to good web standards support, but luckily times have changed.
There is still one thing about Firefox that makes it the browser of choice for most web developers, a huge library of extensions.
Without further delay, here are my top picks for web development in Firefox.