Category: Blog

Web, App, Mobile

| March 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

I’ve been updating my personal web development infrastructure lately, which finally includes doing some PhoneGap apps.  So I’ve now got the ability to have the identical codebase working on mobile, tablet, or any modern browser on any OS.  Not bad.  Feeling pretty good about it.   My aha moment was when trying out Adobe’s PhoneGap [...]

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Ember framework diagram

Ember framework diagram

| February 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here is my current draft diagram of the Ember  framework based on how I’ve used it so far (so very much incomplete).  I drew it to help me organize my own work.  I’ve coupled shorthand keywords with arrows to show the hooks that hold the framework together whether from Javascript,  Handlebars, or just descriptive words. [...]

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My Javascript framework journey to Ember.js

| February 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

I’ve spent the last several months learning one JavaScript framework and then moving on to the next as soon as I found something more promising.  I started with a project that had a MooTools/XSLT setup. After completing it, I accidentally stumbled upon JavaScriptMVC which was an interesting change from what I’d just been working with. [...]

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A look at Adobe Muse

| October 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Having just developed my first Adobe Muse site, I can say I’m mostly happy with it. It seems like the natural path for print designers to follow if they are looking to do something beyond InDesign. You can do many things without having any technical knowledge, even of simple HTML or CSS. It is built [...]

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Is it time to go back to custom development?

| October 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

I’ve spend the last couple of months investigating some technologies, both recent and not quite recent, after a long while in heads down mode.  And it seems clear that software development technology is changing rapidly lately.  I would approach development in a far different way today than we considered even in 2012.  Developing Internet applications continues to [...]

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Ruby vs. Python vs. PHP vs. Node.js (popularity)

| September 1, 2013 | 1 Comment

Saw an old 2011 info graphic (still being proffered as good today – need a date on that graphic itself) comparing Ruby vs. Python vs. PHP.  Did some ratio calculations on data counting the number of people per job posting and found that even though there were fewer Ruby programmers, there was a better ratio [...]

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New white paper on InDesign techniques

| April 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

We think there is a need for more information on how designers can add value to the print composition work that they do, now that content does not stop at print.  Content today needs to be able to travel, and may start or end anywhere.  This white paper reviews some techniques that will help refocus [...]

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XML is not a strategy

| November 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

As we have expanded our business and client offerings, DETI Group has greatly increased focus on business value from a client strategic perspective.  This has led us to strong views on what constitutes business value and what does not.  It has become clear, as we have evolved, that XML is not a business strategy, for [...]

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Truth About Quality

Truth About Quality

| October 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Webinar: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT The premise of all publishing organizations is to provide quality content in a format that customers desire. Ask any copy editor about house style and you can anticipate a lengthy and thoughtful response. Authors too expect nothing but perfection when transforming intellectual property into [...]

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Freedom Tower framed by rainbows

Freedom Tower framed by rainbows

| September 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Was inspired to put up this pic from earlier in the summer.  John and I got caught in a squall coming out of the PATH station.  We ended up seeing a complete double rainbow framing the new Freedom Tower.  Unfortunately it was too big to be caught entirely.  Makes a good desktop background pic.  Here [...]

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