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Decent PSD to HTML / Wordpress Services?

I'm in need of additional web development resources, and wondering if anyone has any high quality PSD to Wordpress services that they would recommend? (Or recommend to avoid, for that matter...)
posted by spilon on Jun 24, 2016 - 4 answers

Developmental assessment when a baby is tired

I had some concerns about my 7-month-old not meeting his gross motor milestones, and I set up an evaluation with our state's Early Intervention program. The team was late and by the time they showed up at our house, my son was way overdue for his nap and very tired; when the team was done, my son nursed himself to sleep in about 30 seconds. The team agreed he had some mild motor delays, not enough to warrant services. But then the developmental therapist, who did her evaluation last and was looking at some combination of cognitive and fine motor skills, said my son was three to four months delayed. This came as a big shock, since we hadn't had any concern in those areas, and obviously worries me. While I wait to ask the DT who will be assigned to us, I'm hoping the hive mind can help me tease out what effects my son's exhaustion might have had on this evaluation. Specific concerns and questions are under the fold. [more inside]
posted by wyzewoman on Jun 22, 2016 - 17 answers

I can't handle my friend's kid-- and increasingly, my friend

My friend's 4 year old says rude things to me, and my friend very subtly blames it on me. He has screaming hysterical meltdowns, and my friend pretends everything is fine. Kid has had a number of developmental challenges, which must be very hard for my friend. But the weird interpersonal stuff is making me crazy. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 31, 2016 - 94 answers

WordPress, or roll-my-own cms?

I have a bunch of friends and acquaintances in a particular career for whom operating WordPress as a user is just too overwhelming and complicated. Also, none of the themes or plugins I'm finding are actually geared to meet their industry's information presentation requirements. So do I learn WordPress theme and plugin development so I can wrestle it around to be what they need, or do I create my own lightweight CMS that does what they need while minimizing and simplifying the user backend? [more inside]
posted by under_petticoat_rule on May 12, 2016 - 16 answers

Unsettled issues for a software development team

How much back and forth about the nitty-gritty of software development is healthy on a team? Are teams more productive if they spend less time on these issues—or more? Do we know? [more inside]
posted by brett on May 5, 2016 - 9 answers

Should I apply for this part time course in web development?

It costs $2,495 for two nights a week for 10 weeks. [more inside]
posted by winterportage on May 5, 2016 - 11 answers

Help me become my company's scheduling expert!

I work for a general contracting company and I'd like to learn more about scheduling construction projects. Can you recommend any resources? Books, online resources, webinars, classes, anything. [more inside]
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The on Mar 30, 2016 - 4 answers

Is development economics my dream job?

I've read a couple of articles about development economics (randomized sample; 'the poverty lab'; data based intervention; etc), and I'm very intrigued. Caveat: I've never taken a course in economics. I'm pretty skeptical of economics as a field overall, but would be willing to slog through some coursework in order to work on this particular topic. Is it worth it, or should I keep looking for my career path? [more inside]
posted by femmegrrr on Mar 28, 2016 - 10 answers

What's it like to work in fundraising?

I'm writing a piece of fiction and have a character who works in fundraising for a big nonprofit. Is there anything I can read to find out what this sort of work is like? [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Feb 15, 2016 - 13 answers

What's the best way to achieve a docker-like build with Windows?

I really like developing with docker, I can get a nice clean install of everything on every build, while also being able to spin up a production environment locally (load balancing, SQL cluster, etc.). What's the closest I can come with Windows? And I don't mean the new pre-release container features (unless those work without a whole lot of caveats), I need something I can use. [more inside]
posted by geoff. on Feb 11, 2016 - 9 answers

Of Course There's Already An App for That

I have been tasked with finding a suitable solution, app or application for the fairly simple task of syndicating content to one (initially) and eventually several audience groups. I think there must be myriad ways to do this; I am looking for some suggestions of tools that already do this, either to use or to imitate. [more inside]
posted by sagwalla on Feb 4, 2016 - 2 answers

What are the latest and greatest approaches to nonprofit fundraising

What are some new creative fundraising strategies that a large national non-profit should be considering? [more inside]
posted by davidstandaford on Feb 1, 2016 - 4 answers

Where to work in web design outside the US?

I'm an experienced web designer/developer looking to work outside the US, potentially in a developing country that needs my skills. How to do this and where to go? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2016 - 7 answers

Help me speed-grok iOS coding and Swift

I'm an experienced programmer who needs to make an iOS app. I like to learn by inference and lack patience for verbose pedagogy, so I'm asking for resources that you would show to a hacker who needs to get up to speed with iOS development. [more inside]
posted by mbrock on Jan 10, 2016 - 9 answers

How do I Progress A Relationship With A Fear Of Loss?

I have recently started a relationship with a wonderful person but I realise now that I'm stifling its progress due to a fear of loss and I'd like some advice on how to stop doing this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 18, 2015 - 15 answers

I'm digging the numbers

I've been given the opportunity to do some development at work (at a nonprofit) - yay numbers!!! I have tons of data to work with...but what questions should I be asking? [more inside]
posted by Toddles on Dec 1, 2015 - 6 answers

Should our baby be doing more?

I'm really hoping I'm just worrying for nothing. We have a ten month old baby girl. She is a very heavy baby. Compared to her little playmates, she doesn't seem anywhere near as developed. [more inside]
posted by dance on Nov 28, 2015 - 30 answers

How to navigate a switch to web development?

How does a Python developer position themselves to move into web development? Specific questions about resume writing, job description/skills, and salary negotiation below the fold. [more inside]
posted by Chicoreus on Nov 23, 2015 - 5 answers

What's New In Software Development?

Almost a decade ago I read (and believed in) Cockburn's Cooperative Game. What's new since then? [more inside]
posted by andrewcooke on Oct 25, 2015 - 12 answers

Transitioning to a career in policy - wise or foolish?

I've been given the opportunity to transition into international policy at my current organisation, something I have been doing for next to my more development-focused job for the past few years. Would it be wise or foolish to put this front and centre? [more inside]
posted by wingless_angel on Oct 19, 2015 - 2 answers

Books on proper development of LTRs?

I'm looking for recommendations on books that explain how to properly develop a long-term relationship with a view towards long-term commitment/marriage. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by gadha on Oct 14, 2015 - 5 answers

How to make next steps in IT marketing/communications

I've been working as a freelance copywriter/white paper writer mainly for IT companies but am looking to make the next step in education or job. [more inside]
posted by mosschief on Sep 29, 2015 - 3 answers

How do you create an app?

I have an idea for an app for smart phones, but have no idea on how to develop the idea to a working app. Can anybody walk me through the process?
posted by Coffee Bean on Sep 15, 2015 - 8 answers

Is 45 too old to become a developer?

I've been a digital/interactive project manager since 1997. Now I want to go through an 18 week immersion program in web development and jump the fence to become a developer. But I'm 45 years old. Am I too old to get hired? [more inside]
posted by spicynuts on Aug 29, 2015 - 13 answers

What are the skills of amazing executive directors?

Let's assume I can get training in anything I want and have a supportive boss who will allow me to "practice" any skill I choose in my current position as a director. What skills should I learn to make the next big leap to head boss at a non-profit? [more inside]
posted by Toddles on Aug 20, 2015 - 8 answers

Community Building for High School Students

I'm a high school teacher, and I was looking for ideas for building community and comfort in the classroom. I know one of my coworkers likes to play a game called "confessions" for extra credit. He pulls out a confession from a bag--where various students have revealed a little known fact about themselves--and the first person to guess the confession is awarded extra credit. Does anyone have ideas like this to build community in the classroom? I teach 10th graders in a suburban school district.
posted by pennylane61 on Aug 17, 2015 - 7 answers

Beginner Programmer Salaries in NYC?

I'm a brand-new full-stack web developer (with an emphasis on front-end) at a small NYC startup. I'm on contract but will probably be asked if I want to permanently join the team next week. What offer would be too low for me to say yes? [more inside]
posted by Yoko Ono's Advice Column on Jul 23, 2015 - 17 answers

Navigating a software development agreement?

How do I mitigate risk to myself in the future as a result of damage/losses/etc incurred by purchasers of the product in the event that something like this should occur? Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 28, 2015 - 3 answers

Career questions: how to fix a part of the world?

I want to work on projects that will change the world for the better. I think I know what kind of work I want to do. I'm not sure how to get there. Thoughts/ideas? [more inside]
posted by suedehead on Jun 15, 2015 - 10 answers

What to do when a grown-up needs to grow up?

How does one become more mature, if they are currently very emotionally immature? [more inside]
posted by hejrat on Jun 9, 2015 - 21 answers

Looking for code snippets in all my source places

How do I compile a compelling code portfolio? What kind of selection criteria do I use, or can you recommend resources for developing it? [more inside]
posted by bookdragoness on Jun 8, 2015 - 5 answers

There's not an app for that

I wanted an app, thought there would be a bunch of options, I can't find any. Educate me on the realities of getting an app built. I'm not a total tech noob but I am not a programmer. [more inside]
posted by pennypiper on Jun 8, 2015 - 8 answers

Giving a talk for developers on using MOOCs to grow as a professional

I've been preparing a 'lightning' talk (8 minutes) for a statewide technology conference. While I'm relatively new to the software dev world, I'm going to be presenting to people who have been professional developers for years, sometimes decades. So I need to pick some more experienced brains (presenters, developers, professional conference attendees) if I'm going to give a presentation that will truly be useful. [more inside]
posted by dee lee on Jun 5, 2015 - 5 answers

Are there frameworks for determining which organizations will litigate?

Is there an existing framework or process for determining the kinds of organizations that are most likely to litigate against a third-party vendor, or be targeted by litigation naming that vendor as e.g. a defendant or party to a lawsuit? [more inside]
posted by circular on Jun 4, 2015 - 2 answers

Coding as an independent contractor: Time estimate? Hourly rate?

I'll potentially be working for a small start-up coding as an independent contractor. I need to create a time estimate for the project and quote a pay rate to them. I'm new to contracting though, so I have no idea how to go about this. [more inside]
posted by Chicoreus on Jun 1, 2015 - 4 answers

The finitude of real-estate development pressure?

My city has been re-writing its zoning code. There has been a lively debate about proposals to allow higher buildings in select areas, and about how doing so -- or not doing so -- would affect other areas in the city. Some argue as if there is a finite amount of 'pressure' to develop, and that if this pressure isn't relieved by up-zoning in the select areas, the other areas will experience more undesirable development than they would if the pressure were relieved. Is this really how it works? [more inside]
posted by bertran on May 6, 2015 - 3 answers

Keep that sword sharp!

How do I keep growing while working a boring desk job? [more inside]
posted by dinosaurprincess on May 1, 2015 - 6 answers

Should the 2015 MacBook Pro 13" be my first Mac?

Will this be good for XCode development, and can it drive two WQXGA (2560x1600) monitors reasonably well (no gaming)? [more inside]
posted by SpookyFish on Apr 29, 2015 - 16 answers

How is the software sausage made?

If you work at a forwarding thinking company that builds software, what does your process and tooling look like? I realize this is a big question, but I am very interested in how teams are working these days. Starting from an idea, how do you go about discovering, analyzing / estimating, planning / tracking, building, testing, deploying, and documenting your software? [more inside]
posted by jasondigitized on Apr 29, 2015 - 2 answers

Accuracy of Fitbit Aria below 9kg?

I need to find a wireless connected scale to measure objects, none of them very heavy. The scale needs to have an API with which to retrieve the weight readings. For various reasons, including system compatibility and short timescales, I'd prefer to use the Fitbit Aria if at all possible. However, it looks like the minimum weight for accurate readings is 9kg. Can anyone tell me anything about how accurate the Fitbit Aria is *in practice* for weighing items lighter than this?
posted by tel3path on Mar 21, 2015 - 10 answers

How are new streets added to the map?

Let's say, for the sake of argument, that I've had a midlife crisis and decided to dedicate my life to creating uninspired exurban developments . . . [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Mar 20, 2015 - 6 answers

Get Started in Podcasting (Development/International aid worker twist)

Asking for an aid worker/activist friend, to whom I suggested she might want to start a podcast. This would be a podcast about issues and experiences to do with international aid worker & development work -it will probably done in a personal anecdotes/opinions/debates interview-y/chatty format. [more inside]
posted by zresearch on Mar 19, 2015 - 3 answers

Coach me on having a coach!

I have several sessions of leadership coaching for free. Great! Now what do I use them for? [more inside]
posted by kitkatcathy on Mar 2, 2015 - 3 answers

ASP.NET Web Forms: This all feels wrong to me!

I am taking a class in ASP.NET web forms to make web sites after learning how to make web sites using front end tools with MVC for server stuff. Everything I'm doing seems at odds with what I've learned in the past. I'd like to know how web forms are used by professionals doing actual work. [more inside]
posted by coreywilliam on Feb 28, 2015 - 10 answers

High Performing Software Teams

Awesome software engineering managers, what has made you successful? I am working with a Dev manager and my gut tells me our process is broken and teams are not working to their potential. The current manager is spouting the benefits of Kanban and has removed any of the normal Agile stuff ( storypoints, retros, sprints ). Last quarter they completely missed on the Roadmap and the team seems disengaged. Leadership is scared to lose talent and is coddling our engineering team. Help me instill a lightweight process and culture than gets results and keeps people happy. What is working for you?
posted by jasondigitized on Feb 11, 2015 - 13 answers

Mid/late 20s bodies change

When I was about 20 I had an performing arts teacher who told me that my body was going through some important metamorphosis, and that another important transformation will occur when I am 27. Well, I'm now 29, and I think I have observed that transformation in myself and in many of my close friends... [more inside]
posted by redwaterman on Jan 26, 2015 - 15 answers

Front End Development Lite?

A question in two parts. One, is there a market for front end developers who know just HTML, css and some javascript? And two, is there really a market for front end (html, css and javascript/jQuery) positions or is this skillset not a good long range career choice? [more inside]
posted by gregjunior on Jan 23, 2015 - 13 answers

Intermediate/Advanced Java Programming Books?

I'm a software developer with several years of experience under my belt. Lately, I've been working with lots of Java code, but have very little formal Java training. Unfortunately, most of the resources that I've found seem to target people with little/no programming experience OR lots of basic Java experience. Can anybody recommend books or other resources that teach Java, from the perspective of a developer who is already experienced with OOP and other C-style languages? [more inside]
posted by schmod on Jan 20, 2015 - 7 answers

Please help me name my web dev business and website! I'm hopeless here

This is not my strong suit and I want to avoid being misleading. I have narrowed down to two formats, and I need help picking one. I have over-analyzed this to the point that I can't even figure out what I prefer. [more inside]
posted by banjonaut on Dec 16, 2014 - 6 answers

What were the most prescient criticisms of "shock therapy" in Russia?

Which articles, written before and as "shock therapy" economic liberalization policies were being implemented in Russia, have best been borne out over time? [more inside]
posted by ibmcginty on Dec 13, 2014 - 3 answers

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