I founded edgeofmyseat.com in September 2001. From the outset we have focussed on working for designers and design agencies – providing web development services. Drew McLellan joined the company in September 2007 and we continued working for the same kind of clients – taking on slightly bigger projects [...]
Archive of: 2010
The end of November went a bit crazy at edgeofmyseat.com – however rather than external deadlines, these were entirely of our own making.
This week I presented at the Think Vitamin Online CSS3 Conference, kicking off the event with my presentation on CSS3 Selectors. I have now uploaded my slides and also my working file examples of the different selectors in use.
Presenting online proved to be a slightly weird experience. When [...]
In the 9 years I have been running edgeofmyseat.com I have issued a large number of invoices but also received many invoices for freelancers and small companies working for us. Our policy is simple – we pay our contractors on or before the due date of the invoice. If [...]
All Freegle groups and some Freecycle groups are currently based on the Yahoo Groups mailing list platform. This is not a custom platform for reuse groups and, as a moderator, using Yahoo groups is only made at all possible by the excellent work on the Firefox Moderation plugin. However while the plugin makes life less painful for moderators, our users are essentially treated to an experience more akin to 1999 than 2010. People don’t use the web in this way any more, users who are quite happy using Facebook, find Yahoo groups difficult to sign up to, then they start getting masses of email they didn’t expect and are nagged at by moderators to format their messages correctly.
Attempts to reframe re-use groups in the past have either focused on building on top of Yahoo Groups – which is problematic due to Yahoo terms and conditions and also because it doesn’t get round the joining Yahoo groups issue. Or, on building a big central system – which is problematic for reasons I will explore in more depth below. I have an alternate idea that I wanted to put out here for discussion.
When reading customer testimonials on websites I sometimes wonder how genuine the words are. There is often no way of knowing whether the quote even came from a real person, whether it was unsolicited or how old it is. As a business owner you have to keep these testimonials fresh [...]
I’m back home this weekend after Web Directions @media. The first day saw me present on “Core CSS3”, in the design track, and the perspective I took on the use of CSS3 was the perspective I take as a developer. I took a look at the parts of CSS3, [...]