As my department at work has grown over time, I’ve thought a few times about the tradition of maintaining organization charts in Visio. These charts typically display an increasingly awkward and messy collection of boxes and lines, showing which employees report to which manager. Apart from being difficult to effectively automate the layout once a […]
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When Mac OSX Leopard was released in 2007, one of the clever new features was “stacks”. These were essentially a way to quickly access a folder of files by putting it in the dock. The stacks don’t look particularly nice though, simply showing the icons of all the items in the folder stacked on top […]
For a long time I’ve been disappointed with the “out of the box” look and feel of a new Rails app: no useful stylesheets whatsoever, just plain unformatted text on a white background. I often like to throw together quick apps to prototype a concept, or even create a long-term app that just doesn’t need […]
This month I completed a major software development and web design milestone: launching a completely re-designed and re-built web site for Labrador Retriever Rescue. I’ve been the webmaster for LRR for around eight years, and this is my fourth major revision for the site, both from a design and software standpoint. This revision took about […]