What I learned from Francisco Tolmasly at FOWA

Francisco Tolmasly – 280 North – How to create powerful web app user interfaces using Objective-J and Cappuccino Objective-J – Strict superset, no compiling, open source Cappuccino – Web app. framework Atlas – app. UI design made easy, uses redundant code used all the time in a UI. (eg. sliders, buttons). Out this summer, inContinue reading “What I learned from Francisco Tolmasly at FOWA”

What I learned from Joel Spolsky at FOWA

Joel Spolsky – Joel on Software – How to Achieve Tech Team Nirvana The smaller the team the better Productivity is mostly hurt by interruptions Having meetings after lunch – so people are more attentive (not hungary or previously doing something productive) Office equipment is very important for productivity – get a aeron chair, adjustableContinue reading “What I learned from Joel Spolsky at FOWA”

What I learned from Aza Raskin at FOWA

Aza Raskin – Mozilla – Order from Chaos – Future of the web People, tabs, and no maps in email? New web app. from Mozilla does this – Ubiquity – See the web the way you want to see it. Ubiquity is useful for somethings, but basically takes the Google API – maps, translator, etc.Continue reading “What I learned from Aza Raskin at FOWA”

What I learned from Kristina Halvorson at FOWA

Kristina Halvorson – Brain Traffic – Outside the interface: more words to worry about Designing for content Keep a content inventory Create a style guide – doesn’t have to be a book – more like an outlined plan Track copy as it comes to you – don’t get rid of it because you could useContinue reading “What I learned from Kristina Halvorson at FOWA”

What I learned from Joe Stump at FOWA

Joe Stump – Digg – Scaling your tech team Lower barriers – make it easy for people to use code, focus on specialties and specific areas. Communicate using tools such as Basecamp and Trac Pick your coding standards and conventions and stick with them Make sure to use SVN. Promote ownership – we are notContinue reading “What I learned from Joe Stump at FOWA”