I spent a good two or three days searching for a good piece of project management software, a few months back. I finally settled with unfuddle. One week after signing up, I was reminded of why I had picked them.
I had been working with on a project and suddenly remembered that I wanted to gripe to them about their user limits, so I went searching for a contact us link … my eyes immediately fell on the link that said “send feedback” … [click on image to see bigger copy]
I used to be a big fan of CNN, and I still read their news via RSS. I was on there today when I came across this item …
See the big button that invites you to click on it? What do you think it does?
Go ahead … try it. Continue reading
I spent the whole weekend reading about Rails setup and deployment, discovering Ngnix + mongrels as a new Rails hosting setup option and started getting in depth with Rails with Obie Hernandez’s “The Rails Way“.
I don’t know much about the guts of PHP or Rails (that is something I am working very hard to remedy) but I was fascinated by this google group post “Rails is shitty” … Continue reading
Ian Bickings’s “What PHP Deployment gets right”
This is a wonderfully written article on how PHP works, and the funny thing is that Ian seems to be more of a Python guy than anything. Needless to say, I learned a few things from reading this … Continue reading
Although I haven’t done as much work with Rails as I’d like, I follow it very closely because I like the language and the platform, plus I’m sure to write a web application in it in the next month or two.
In the last few weeks, though, there have been some interesting developments in the ROR space. Ace programmer Zed Shaw fired two broadsides against the Rails community a few weeks back titled Rails is a ghetto. [aside: there is this very interesting O'Reilly interview with Zed that might help you understand his accomplishments with Ruby]
Its an interesting read, albeit unprofessional and rather profane. Continue reading
Just happened to stumble across National Public Radio (NPR) music early this morning and initially thought it was a redesign of npr’s webite.
It really is visually stunning … a truly great looking site. [Click on images to enlarge]
However there are a few problems that I’ve noticed with the homepage design
- Busy navigation: there too many navigational elements at the top of the page … (almost four different blocks of navigation) which could easily confuse users, Continue reading
Everyone who knows me, knows that I think that Facebook is the greatest thing since toasted bread. That is why it is ironic that it is the next subject in my focus on bad UI design.
Facebook has a search box in the upper right corner, where you can try to find long lost friends, interesting groups … etc. However, the textbox has no submit button.
I worked as a developer with a Search Engine Optimization firm for some time, where I learned that some shady companies are able to buy domain names that you search for online.
It wasn’t exactly clear to me how this was happening until I chanced across this excellent article on my new favorite blog
How firms steal domain names you research Continue reading