I’m sure most developers have had the experience of buying a book on a new programming language, working through the first couple of chapters, being completely uninspired, and giving up on it. So you built a hello world app, who cares? Even if you make it through the whole book, what have you achieved?
4 Sep 2015
28 Apr 2015
Clients aren't stupid. OK, well some of them are. But, much as designers and developers love to think they are cleverer than everyone else, the people who hire them are not a bunch of useless morons. Your clients aren't stupid. They just have a different skillset to you.
7 Apr 2015
Most designers and developers have got their fair share of horror stories about clients finding cruel and unusual ways of mangling the CMS that they've spent months on setting up. For instance, the other day I found myself cursing someone who had added enormous images to an article - a 1200 x 799px JPG weighing in at 850k, resized via the WYSIWYG to be 240 x 160px.
4 Mar 2015
There are periods in some software projects when the atmosphere gets very strange. It’s what Sir Alex Ferguson would call "squeaky bum time" - deadlines are approaching, and everyone is getting nervous.
12 Jul 2012
I've been involved in quite a few UAT sessions with clients, and they can be very frustrating for a developer. You've spent weeks working on something only for someone who knows next to nothing about it to say that it's all terrible.