The team I work in is small (4 people) and we all work within 20 feet of each other. So, when When Tom Watson suggested that we start using Campfire for internal communication I was skeptical.
One of the challenges of working in a web team is ensuring adequate communication among team members. It is the nature of the work for it to be fairly isolating — especially if you’re coding away with your headphones on so you can concentrate.
As I was getting ready for work today I was thinking back to my previous life as a management consultant in England and the racks of suits, dress shirts and ties that I no longer wear. Thank God!
I’m not usually one to blow my own trumpet, but I did want to highlight some projects we’ve recently done at Children’s Hospital. Yes, I actually do some real work during the day!
We’ve just launched the public phase of a campaign to raise $300 million (we’re $200M down with $100M to go), and to accompany this we launched redesigns of our Hospital Foundation and Guild web site and the home page of our main web site.Read More
Not too long ago I jumped on the podcast bandwagon and became an avid listener during my commute to and from work. Since then I’ve tried out a number of different shows (there are soooo many now) and have settled on five (or so) that won’t be leaving my Rio Karma any time soon. Read More
We all know that email is one of the biggest time-sucks out there. One of the main challenges is what to do with an email once it’s been actioned. Should you keep it? If so, where should you file it so that you can find it again? What about emails that don’t fit nicely into one category? How many levels of sub-folders should you have? And so on.
I’m looking for a web developer to join Children’s web team. This is somewhat of an entry-level position with chief responsibilities being the creation and maintenance of web pages as well as support of our intranet.Read More
Last night I cancelled my Blockbuster Online account and returned to the Netflix fold. It just goes to show that it doesn’t always come down to price when it comes to deciding between competing services and that good design really does make a difference.