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My Problem with the Pinterest UX

Pinterest

I can see why people find Pinterest appealing. It’s yet another way to share web content, but the subject categories keep it organized and the layout (replete with pictures) makes it more engaging than sites that are more heavily populated with just links.

I also appreciate that Pinterest seems to have forced people to think about the visual parts of what they post and share. Want to look good on Pinterest? You’d better have a pretty picture. But there are usability aspects I find incredibly frustrating. Continue Reading

“The new iPad”

iPad

I have a first generation iPad. I actually won it, believe it or not. Not through some sketchy spam on Facebook, but rather by being a tester of a web tool that someone I knew was building.

Today Apple announced their “new iPad”. Of course I want one, but I can’t really justify buying it. But what I want even more than the product is the chance to build something that everyone will covet. There have been too many pixels devoted to the creative process at Apple, and I’m not going to attempt to add to that here. But as someone who loves good products (and doesn’t enjoy marketing), the freedom to create something great and know that there will be a market for it is a truly drool-worthy thought.

That being said, I will definitely be first in line for the “new iPhone” later this year.

Awesome Site Using 3D CSS

3D CSS awesomeness

I came across this site recently and had to share – the design of acko.net is completely done with 3D CSS styling. The full effect can be seen in either Chrome or Safari (apparently Firefox isn’t quite up for it yet).

I don’t consider myself a programmer, but I take some pride in my HTML and CSS skills. However, when I see new tech like this, I’m reminded of just how quickly these things change and how important it is to stay on top of the latest trends. Even if I can’t program it, I know it’s out there and I can find someone who can.

The Perks and Pitfalls of Outsourcing Programming

If you want to build a web site (or other piece of software) but don’t know how to code, outsourcing programming looks like a no-brainer. There are plenty of companies that offer skilled developers, and if you’re willing to go offshore, they can be found relatively cheap.

But before you commit to working with an outside company, there are some things you should consider. Continue Reading

The New DanielGlasser.me

If you’ve ever been here before (hi Mom!) then you may notice things look a little different.

I originally created this site as an online resume. I bragged about my work history and academic achievements, including co-worker testimonials and samples of work I’ve done. But I recently realized no one really cares about that stuff, so I’m repositioning myself (as they say in the biz… what biz? No clue. Heard it on TV.).

Now it’s a blog! Mostly. I’m still going to populate it with some of the bragging stuff (I did finish at the top of my MBA class, after all), but the focus is going to be my thoughts on items somewhat relevant to my industry and expertise. And random links, pictures, and videos that I think are funny, awesome, and otherwise worth sharing.

The site’ll be undergoing some changes for a while as I get it all put together. So keep coming back and feel free to let me know if you have any feedback.

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