Archive for December, 2007

A chat with a professional designer

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

If you are, work with or want to be a professional designer, you MUST READ THIS…

I had a chat with MD, a professional designer friend of mine. I wanted to get an idea of what his design process is, as well as his thoughts on the current “Web 2.0″ situation and what it means for professional designers right now. He graciously agreed to allow me to post the conversation to the blog!

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New updates to iswapyou.com

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

Theres been a lot of new functional changes made to iswapyou in the last two weeks. Summary is listed below.

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When does CMMi make sense?

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

CMMi, also known as the Capability Maturity Model Integration, is a hot topic in software developing and/or supplying organizations these days. To many it is the new hot buzzword, replacing ISO as the de facto standard of choice. Many managers feel that if you aren’t CMMi compliant, you’re bleeding money.

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How to add Google Adsense to your WordPress blog posts

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007

Theres a few ways to add Google Adsense to your WordPress blog posts. One of the easiest ways is to simply switch to the “Code” tab when writing a post, and then post your adsense code from Google Adsense. See the images below for if you’re not sure where either of these is.

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Why should my site use a database? Dynamic Data for Web 2.0

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

Databases run just about everything on the web, from ebay to the latest social networking site. Any site that generates a lot of content and updates on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis should use some sort of online database. There is a reason that most blogs use either a “flat file” database (i.e. MoveableType), or a commercial or open source database application (i.e. WordPress – which this blog uses). Databases store your data so you can output and shape it based on the function that your sites user wishes to perform. This is the meaning of “dynamic data”, the benefits of which i will describe below.

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