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Backwards Web Design

November 4th, 2008 | OSS Web Dev Methodologies | No comments

Perhaps I should start a blog category called “rants”? One of my favorite rants that never seems to go away is the backwards approach that many Web design firms still embrace. Many companies still start in Photoshop and then slice and dice their designs as a post process. Today I found this in a job [...]

Reivew: Google Apps

April 28th, 2008 | OSS Web Dev Methodologies, The Company | No comments

Every startup I’ve been a part of has gone through that, “what are we going to do for email?” stage. It used to be very simple. Those with the technical experience would setup a pop or imap server along with SMTP. Problem solved. However, eventually someone would need to access their e-mail via the Web [...]

OSS Web Dev Methodologies Post 3: Version Control Systems

January 24th, 2008 | Open Source, OSS Web Dev Methodologies | No comments

If you don’t use a version control system (aka “Source Control” and “Revision Control”), then start. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, read up on the Wikipedia entry. In a nutshell, a version control system is the best way to allow multiple developers make changes to a single code base. The features and advantages of [...]

OSS Web Dev Methodologies Post 2: Server Side Programming

December 6th, 2007 | OSS Web Dev Methodologies | No comments

This is the second post in the “OSS Web Dev Methodologies” series. The first post covered pre-production with Dia. This post takes on a more generalized approach to the topic of server side programming. Web serving is, perhaps, the place were open source software shines the brightest. Yet, to my surprise, I still meet developers [...]

OSS Web Dev Methodologies Post 1: Pre-Production With Dia

October 5th, 2007 | Open Source, OSS Web Dev Methodologies | 3 comments

“OSS Web Dev Methodologies” will be a series of posts designed to introduce you to some of the many tools available on open source software platforms. Let’s begin with the pre-production stage of the development cycle. Any significantly large web development project usually begins with a pre-production phase chop full of documentation. This documentation usually [...]