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The Expert

This sketch shows why it’s important for engineers to understand client services and for project managers to learn as much as they can about the technical side of their business. Otherwise, you literally agree to do the impossible, the impractical, the...

Vice Takes on “Social Media Managers”

Vice’s Mark Duffy start off his piece by quoting Tom McElligott for the Fallon McElligott Rice ad agency: I would much rather overestimate than underestimate the intelligence of the consumer. Duffy then draws a comparison between McElligott and the attitude of...

The Real Problem with Elance

Mike Lemovitz, writing for The Next Web, comments on his experience getting an iOS app built using a contractor on Elance: In many ways, you could say that I accomplished my mission. However, the frustration that went along with the process, dealing with someone on a...

Yahoo Introduces “Pure” CSS Modules

Marissa Mayer’s Yahoo continues to make me excited about the future of the web.  I want another big, competent player doing cool things on the web to serve as a counterweight to Google.  “Pure” is another example of Yahoo becoming just that.  The...

Thoughts on Windows 8

I’ve recently installed Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac and I’ve started running Windows 8 in virtualization, primarily to run the same Windows-based version of Quickbooks as ReadyMadeWeb’s accountant. I’m also interesting in local browser testing...