Eight-Hour Work Days Are Dead!

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Let’s face it, no one with a full-time job ever works a full eight hour shift, straight. Everyone will experience at least once everyday: a morning coffee chat, lunch break, bathroom break, meeting, learning session, volunteering, etc. Interruptions are bound to happen. While some jobs are far more social than others, there are jobs that require the utmost attention to logistical thinking and fine tuning visual details.

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Web Design and Development Podcasts for Early 2014

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My daily commute is about an hour long each way, often extending to over an hour due to compounding train failures and an influx of college students. I make sure to use my commuting “down” time wisely: I’ve been listening to a bunch of web development podcasts to keep my mind sharp on a weekly basis. Reading can hurt my eyes on a moving train, so consumption of knowledge via ear, helps.

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Implementing Change Control

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Imagine this, your team is on the last leg of a sprint and you’re about to commit a GIT push for QA, next thing you know, you get a immediate design change from the business rules department or from a client. A change that would of required more thought but needs to be added now. This change isn’t small. What do you do when you have four people relying on you to deliver? This is where change control comes into play.  Continue reading

Web Design and Development Podcasts

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If you’re a web designer or developer, chances are you’ll want to know what is hot in the web industry. So how do you keep up? Simple, you can start by Googling the web for: articles, books, forums, and podcasts. That’s right, learn by listening and not by reading – not that reading isn’t good for you. In this blog post I’ll explain why podcasts are important and how they can motivate you. I’ll also provide you with links to shows that I’ve been listening to on a weekly basis.  Continue reading

Documenting Your Ideas

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Ever had someone ask you, “how did you come up with that idea?”, how would you answer the question? Why, you can show them the process! There’s always a process behind every project. In this article, I’ll be covering some of the key benefits in documenting your work. Whether you’re a designer or developer, I’ll explain why it’s important to keep track of progress.  Continue reading