Tagged: webdev


Glitch Development Cycle

I mentioned 6 months ago that Tiny Speck was going to be interesting and now information has started coming out about their new project, a game named Glitch. There’s a lot of interesting stuff in this Cnet interview with Stewart Butterfield and the team but I especially liked their development schedule: From the get-go, the […]

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Agile development, startups and government policy

Generally speaking, it’s probably cheaper and faster and more effective to make a prototype than to make presentation deck. It’s also probably easier to test something on real users than to do lots of marketing and guessing. My recommendation to just about anyone with an idea is to just build the thing, iterate until you […]

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IE Progress

I often bitch about IE (Microsoft’s Internet Explorer) and with good reason but in recent years they’ve gone from 6 to 7 to 8 and with good standards support progress. For a little while now I’ve been using conditional statements to give each IE which needs it a separate CSS file with the appropriate tweaks. […]

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Note to self: I will organise something like this.

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37signals Is Phasing Out IE6

As of August 15th, 2008, future features and any improvements made to existing features may not work with IE 6. If you are using IE 7, Firefox 2 or 3, or Safari, you don’t have to do anything — everything will continue as is for you. However, if you are using IE 6, and you […]

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Designers and developers: FIGHT!

So it’s high time we all got over our little internecine feuds and started acting like the professionals we claim to be. That means learning to work with with our colleagues, no matter where they fall on the spectrum of specialized industry knowledge. That means learning to educate each other — without looking down our […]

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IE 8 Change of Mind

Yes! Microsoft have changed their mind on default rendering for IE 8. Sweet. In light of the Interoperability Principles, as well as feedback from the community, we’re choosing differently. Now, IE8 will show pages requesting “Standards” mode in IE8’s Standards mode. Developers who want their pages shown using IE8’s “IE7 Standards mode” will need to […]

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Deux Opposés du Continuum

Ces deux sites représentent deux opposés du continuum de production Web d’aujourd’hui. D’un bord, ceux qui « tripent » avec de gros budgets, avec le design et avec les concepts, qui se retrouvent chez les agences de communications dites traditionnelles, et de l’autre, l’efficace, user generated, web 2.0, blogue, moins cher, mais rentable, participatif, hyperliable, […]

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How has open source helped or hindered?

Everything from the operating system to the database to the web server to the proxy engine to everything in between on our servers is open source. If we’d have to go back to a time where all that carried big upfront licensing costs, we might never have gotten the product direction for the company off […]

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Blitzweekend

Blitzweekend is a unique 2-day experience in Montreal Nov. 24th. Teams of 3 to 5 are challenged to build a technology startup in over a weekend, and a winner is set by participants’ vote on Sunday evening.—Blitzweekend

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Current and Upcoming

Ok so in the last month or two I’ve been working on a large number of projects and spending quite a bit of time with a Certain Young Woman™ which explains that my posting has been in large part (even for me) quotes and one liners. During the same period I got a couple of […]

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We Stopped Playing King of the Mountain Long Ago

And the Web makes it easier than ever to have this kind of success. I actually think the ‘King of the Mountain’ approach to tracking startups is disrespectful to the idea of entrepreneurship. Like every new thing has to be an ‘x-killer’ or it doesn’t merit review. I believe in the power of unique user […]

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Google Gears

Google has released a browser plug-in called Gears, which enables people to use web apps while offline. The technology behind the plug-in gives developers the ability to implement offline functionality into their browser-based web apps. Gears is an open source collaboration between Google, Adobe, Mozilla, and Opera.—Google Gears in Context Browser Gets a Boost From […]

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