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July 23rd, 2007

Heading Back from California and WordCamp 2007

As I sit here waiting for my flight to leave the San Francisco Airport I figured I’d take some time to get an updated post on the cnp_studio blog. Just finished up a trip in California for client meetings and was also able to squeeze in a trip to this year’s WordCamp. For those of […]

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July 16th, 2007

Web Design by Committee

Speak Up, a graphic design blog I regularly read, recently posted an interesting article on the dreaded “Design by Committee” and it got me thinking about this subject. It is generally thought in our industry (and really any industry that involves providing visual design for others) that the more individuals involved in the decision-making process […]

Filed in Design, Development

July 11th, 2007

Being Productive

I’ve been working at cnp for a little over a year now and I am impressed with how much we’ve produced over that time. All of my previous experience was in the corporate world with development teams more than quadruple the size of cnp_studio. Yet, in the past year I believe we’ve more than tripled […]

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June 14th, 2007

Safari for Windows Hits 1,000,000 Downloads

Just when we didn’t want another browser to test, Apple goes and joins the browser wars by releasing the beta version of Safari for Windows. Well, in case there was any doubt about whether it would get some attention, Apple says in the first 2 days after release that it was downloaded more than 1 […]

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June 11th, 2007

Flash Sucks

Let me rephrase that, Adobe’s Tools for creating Flash SUCK! Flash is a powerful and useful tool, very often mis-used, but a useful none the less. From what I’ve seen so far, the Actionscript language is pretty good. It gives you the flexibility to do almost anything you want with flash and its not too […]

Filed in Development, Usability

June 1st, 2007

19 Things Not to do When Building a Web Site

When I see titles such as “Top 10 Things Not…” or “5 Reasons Why You…” it usually catches my interest. I recently came across the article 19 Things Not to Do When Building a Web Site and I have to say that they’re dead on. I’m also happy to say that these are things that […]

Filed in Design, Development, Usability

May 28th, 2007

Why I Hate Open Source Parts 1 & 2

PART 1 About a year ago, Zend released the specifications of its PHP IDE, Zend Studio, publicly. I think they did this to help increase the quality of the open source PHP IDE’s out there. While this does mean more competition against their IDE, it also means more companies will be willing to move to […]

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May 17th, 2007

Starting With What Won't Work

Cameron Moll over at Authentic Boredom makes an interesting point of not starting project planning with things that WILL work, but rather with what WILL NOT work. It’s an interesting take considering instinctively I want to start listing relevant, plausible ideas for the project and not waste my time with things that don’t work. What […]

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