Similar to the WordPress WYSIWYG editor, Github has now released their own version for Github.com with a few different “themes.” Pretty neat.
Is this real or just a dream?
An in-depth post regarding Paul Stamatiou’s new website and his tools and process for designing and coding his new website.
Simperium is a company that provides a SaaS-style app for developers, enabling them to use their servers for processing and manipulating data easily and securely. The examples they use show data being synced across multiple apps in real-time, which is honestly quite impressive to me. The only sticking point to me comes in their pricing. If you’re selling apps at a one-time price of $0.99 or $1.99 and have between 50,001 and 75,000 active monthly users, you’d be paying out $1499/mo. to use the service. I’m not an iOS app developer, but I can imagine this could be a problem for apps that retain users well with a one-time cost pricing model. If an app has a high churn rate on active users though, I don’t see this being a huge concern. Also, considering the ideal usage is to sync data across devices and apps, I’d imagine the user is probably paying for one centralized service (monthly or yearly) with free apps that support it or paying for each app one-time, which could easily offset the cost until the customer is no longer an “active” one.
Either way, this seems like a great acquisition and the technology is quite intriguing.
Modific is a Sublime Text 2 plugin for highlighting changed lines from a previous commit. I haven’t tried it yet, but this seems fantastic for development teams. Instead of having to review each and every item that was changed by a committer, you can easily see changes as you come across them in the code.
An online memoir by Michael Blankenburg with new chapters published every other Monday. Just a gorgeous design for an emotion-stirring project.
As a WordPress theme developer, this is a critical part of our process and one that all developers should consider as they build themes and plugins.
One of the biggest issues I have as a designer is trying to communicate ideas visually to clients while setting proper expectations for how these designs will be translated to the responsive web, which now includes more than just desktop and mobile. So much hinges on setting these expectations while still presenting the client with realistic concepts.