I work for a mid-sized publishing company in London and we're starting to build smartphone and tablet apps. We have technical resource in-house for building the apps and people to handle both the product and project management. What we really lack are great UX designers - where's a good place in the UK to look for the people who can make our apps brilliant to use? Happy to consider hiring full time or getting freelancers in.
After comparing the first few strips from Questionable Content to the most recent ones, I'd like to find others examples of dramatic improvements over time in people's drawing/drafting/cartooning/CGI skills. I'm looking for inspiration as well as some insight into how such improvement was achieved in a given case, if possible.
How do I find a good technical recruiter in the Bay Area? Of course, the catch is that I want to maintain my confidentiality due to current job. [more inside]
LINKEDIN POWER USER TIP: How do I easily find out when someone changes jobs using LinkedIn? [more inside]
I'm working with a few school start-up teams, and two of them are in search of resources for creating rubrics. I think I've convinced them that the act of creating rubrics is itself very valuable, but they still want to see some additional models before they jump in. Are there books or websites that provide strong sample rubrics as well as philosophical and practical guidelines for the creation of rubrics? Thanks--
Got an idea for a great simple tablet app, know any companies that could develop it for me but let me keep the rights? [more inside]
Will physically soliciting my web development service do more harm than good? [more inside]
Should I keep my interesting lower paid job with a great mentor or apply for the promotion with better title, more money?
Should I keep my interesting lower paid job with a great mentor or apply for the promotion with better title, more money? [more inside]
What's the best way to break apart an asp.net c# web application? [more inside]
How to get into app development business? [more inside]
Looking for advice starting a web development company? [more inside]
I'm a software developer who's thinking of changing jobs. Can you help me figure out which companies in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area I should be looking at, and which ones I should stay away from? [more inside]
Mrs. littleredwagon has asked about a 'customer survey' type app that someone has interest in getting developed for the iPhone. [more inside]
What are specific examples of societies/cities/etc. going through a rough period and then emerging due to certain policies/practices being put into place? [more inside]
[Web dev filter] I work for a small parenting publication that uses advertising on the website. My boss wants me to create an online system where a user can upload an image, choose from a number of different options (length of time the ad will stay up, number of pages on the site it will appear on, etc), then check out using PayPal. Am I crazy to think that there will be many problems down the road with this? [more inside]
Flash pointers for a Flex guy? [more inside]
Wordpress filter: Is there a fairly simple way that I'm missing to restrict WP users from editing only the pages they're authorized to edit? [more inside]
I need a web browser (or firefox extension) that really, really, really disables caching. I want exactly what the server sends, every time I load a page. [more inside]
I may be accepting a tech lead/manager role, managing a software team which is not yet really Agile. Please recommend books and resources on managing Agile development, and team leadership/management in general. Please give your advice on how I can do this well.
So now that Apple has "relaxed" its restrictions on third-party development tools, which ones should I know about? [more inside]
Are there 3rd party applications / services that can track user behavior and link to site's user demographics?
Are there 3rd party applications / services that can track user behavior and link to site's user demographics? [more inside]
I'm a web developer with enough proven abilities to develop good stuff that end users like. I'm employed, but want to start a business with a couple of friends with complementary skill sets in the technical side of things. We'd like to create one or more web-based products used by small-to-mid-size businesses and/or individual consumers, paid for on a monthly basis using a "software as a service" model. We've got more than enough combined development and graphical/UX design abilities, but we have no solid product ideas that we feel confident enough about to start doing the enormous amount of work involved in any of them. The main problem with any idea we get is this question: how on Earth do you convince anybody to pay you money for the product? [more inside]
Are there good online programs for a Masters of Higher Education degree? Specifically I'm interested in a career in academic advising or student development and would prefer online courses that meet in the evening. [more inside]
Was there ever a study that suggested that children become more successful / independent / happy / etc. when they're allowed to choose their own outfits from an early age? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a self-help method for starting one's (emotional) life over again after coming to terms with childhood trauma? [more inside]
I'd like to learn about jobs that involve working intensively, one-on-one, with preschool or elementary-aged kids, to help them learn or develop. But, I have so many constraints that I'm not sure any role fits. Could you point me to any possibilities? [more inside]
I've made websites for myself - Now I'm going to be making them for others, and need to know the best way to code and test their sites prior to launching them on my client's domains. [more inside]
Are you a web developer who works with Ruby on Rails, MySQL, Apache, Linux, jQuery and so forth? What (professional) blogs and news sites do you read? [more inside]
Parents, what bedtimes do you set for your kids, at what ages? Do you have strong routines, how strict are you, what are your special occasion exceptions?
I live in Philadelphia. This weekend, I met a guy in Washington DC through a mutual friend. The guy was digging me as the night went on, but he was drunk and we were hanging out with a bunch of friends. Nothing happened. I left for home. How can I see if there is possibly something more? [more inside]
Building a super-simple database-driven website, from scratch - where to start? [more inside]
We recently purchased an iPad at the office for testing with our website. I'm trying to figure out how to operate a multi-select drop down on the thing. There's no control-click.. If it's not possible, is there an iPad specific workaround? [more inside]
Practical web programming books & resources for the ultimate goal of creating a niche community website. [more inside]
My company is getting me an iPhone, should I get the 3GS now or hold out for a 4 in September? [more inside]
Where did the "In X Country, there are more cell phones (or people on social media) than flush toliets" meme come from? And thoughts on why people persist on throwing out this data point? [more inside]
Does anyone know what happened to SoundJam MP, and possibly where I could find the source so I could create something for my use? [more inside]
When has an NGO affected real change? When have they actually solved problems? Can you give me some success stories? [more inside]
If you were interviewing me, could I spin a CS-related minor, plus three years of grad school experience that involved software development, plus several relevant internships that involved development into a good sell for a back-end or generalist web development job? [more inside]
Finding appropriate camp for 8 year old know-it-all. [more inside]
Some career advice needed, specifically as relates to the intersection of advertising/marketing, interactive, and art direction. (long) [more inside]
The person I hired on Elance.com to customize a WordPress theme is so not working out and I'm pushing right up against a deadline. How do I find someone else to finish this... right this second? [more inside]
What is the role of culture in post-colonial development? [more inside]
App development for idiots. [more inside]
Can you help to quantify the annual global spend on international development communications as part of a campaign to get NGOs, IGOs and Governments to adopt Creative Commons licenses in international development communications work? [more inside]
I am teaching a class next semester called "Implementing Web Services." The book I was given this past year was overpriced, error-filled, and oddly GUI-centric. Help me replace it, please! [more inside]
How much does it cost to have a full website designed? What are some specific figures for popular websites? I seem to recall that reddit.com was made by a freelancer for $5,000, and I'm interested in finding out the "price" of other websites.
I want to create a simple but dynamic Bible-reading web app from the ground up. I have very little web design and development experience. Where do I begin? [more inside]
Can you advise me on creating my research tool? Do you know a way to turn outilnes into interactive menus on the Web? How about on a mobile device ? Is there an app that is for iPhone apps what Dreamweaver is for Web sites? [more inside]
Cross-platform web design / development for the next three years - What exactly do I need to learn, and where can I learn it? [more inside]
How can I learn how to programmatically recognized Japanese handwriting? [more inside]