I was working with someone who wanted to export some wordpress articles from a site I was working on. One of the developers found a wordpress plugin which did just that. But after following up with the requester I found that the creator of the plugin also offers that service from an external web page. Check out PrintFriendly.com if you want to print just the content of a web page.
An interesting combination of workflows and wireframes is not just for mobile apps anymore, it can be applied to web pages as well. It may be a bit more work to create, but the benefit of having everyone understand clearly is priceless.
I was helping out a co-worker and he was trying to parse a string into an array using RegEx. He was using a cool tool which seemed to made figuring out regular expressions easier; regex101.com
I’m always on the look out for tools which make life easier.
With my new position as an IT Manager I have gotten more involved in psychology and how people behave in person as well as online. So this article on Priming and User Interfaces caught my attention because it exposed several concepts which I never thought of, how images and text can influence people.
It also makes me think how important is to get an un-involved user to review your work, someone who can look at things in an analytic way for these types of things.
I’ve gotten into watching TED talks at home and have found the business category. All of them are good, but one which I found particularly interesting, since I like Systems Analysis was one titled “An Introduction to Systems Thinking and Wicked Problem Solving”. It explains the process and components of analyzing a system and, although it may seem inefficient, you get the most complete result by analyzing and planning a better process by having a group diagram with sticky notes. The presenters web site is DrawToast.com.