Archivos Mensuales: abril 2010
What is the difference between art and design – these days, is there a difference? It is an ongoing discussion, and is a philosophical point as opposed to a scientific issue. There are some very black and white areas in the distinctions between the two disciplines, but also some very gray areas. In this article I will be pointing out the clear-cut differences, and addressing the undefined points.
Do you sometimes struggle taking a design image and turning it into a working web page? Does your development start out well, but then you can’t seem to get one part of the design working? Are wireframes easier for you to create than code? Do you make it through development only to find that your site loads slowly and difficult to maintain?
Many designers have trouble turning their design images into working HTML/CSS web pages (some don’t even code at all), and often that trouble comes from their approach to developing the design and how they think about the development process prior to writing a single line of code.
Still, many designers have trouble creating one; either they have a hard time making a page with so few elements look good or the final result just doesn’t look “complete.”
There are many articles on the Web about minimalism and this article aims to help you achieve a minimalist design that is beautiful but not bare.
To top it off, we’ll present a small showcase of minimalist designs, so that you can analyze why some designs work and others don’t.
What Is Minimalist Design?
Minimalist design has been described as design at its most basic, stripped of superfluous elements, colors, shapes and textures… Sigue leyendo
When I was writing the post yesterday about Foursquare users, I edited out a section that was related but off point. But it lives on here.
A while ago, Rohit Bhargava pondered aloud if announcing your travel locations was a privacy leak. About a month ago, Jennifer Leggio posted about privacy loopholes and considerations before checking in. A couple weeks ago, my colleague Tom Cummings asked “What company will be first to say that employees aren’t allowed to check-in while on the job?“
So I wonder, just because you can check in on Foursquare, should you?
Consider these situations: Sigue leyendo
For 400 years, higher education in the US has been on a roll. From Harvard asking Galileo to be a guest professor in the 1600s to millions tuning in to watch a team of unpaid athletes play another team of unpaid athletes in some college sporting event, the amount of time and money and prestige in the college world has been climbing.
I’m afraid that’s about to crash and burn. Here’s how I’m looking at it. Sigue leyendo
TARA WEISS, FORBES.COM
David Hoffman, the chief executive officer of the executive search firm DHR, in Chicago, recalls a client who was recently offered $100,000 less than he felt he deserved for a job. Instead of jumping at the offer because of the tough job market, the candidate, together with Hoffman, negotiated and managed to meet the company in the middle. They described the candidate’s unique fit for the job and the difficulty he’d have with his relocation to a more expensive city. They got the employer to boost the offer by $50,000.
Negotiating a pay rise in a tough job market can usually be done, as long as they want you in the first place. Sigue leyendo
Research shows 90 per cent of managers drown in the classic time wasters such as meetings, dealing with crises, mediating disputes and micro-managing instead of delegating, outsourcing or ignoring them altogether.
Heike Bruch and Sumantra Ghoshal‘s research in the Harvard Business Review found only 10 per cent of managers spent time on work that had a long-term benefit to the business.
As writer and editor of a biology journal, it’s not unusual for Liza Gross to perform several tasks at once. “I’m thinking about articles that are right in front of me while planning upcoming (story) topics,” says Gross, 50, of Kensington, California. “Oh, and what are we going to have for dinner tonight?” Sigue leyendo